Monday, August 15

"Blackbird Swamp" Copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

Just around Oak Tree Bend...down Wheat Fields Hill~
You arrive at Blackbird Swamp!
Where the cattails sway in the wind & 
Red-winged Blackbirds perch.
They welcome you with their cheery calls!

A favorite place to explore on a sunny summer day~
Frogs called out from watery hide-a-ways...
Milk cows spotted surrounding hills &
occasionally looked my way with some curiosity.

Hope your week is off to a wonderful start, Friends!
Thank you for stopping by~

Friday, August 5

Eastern Black Swallowtail in the dill

My wee little patch of dill has the most beautiful 
Black Swallowtail visitors!
No worries... I can purchase dill pickles at the local farm market~
Chew on little friends!

If I hold really still... maybe she won't see me!

Way down yonder in the little dill patch~

So amazing~

Color palette of the food and the caterpillar match <3 p="">

Hope your Friday is off to a great, Sweet Friends!

Tuesday, August 2

Harvest of punch needle fun!

"Trick or Treat Boot" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

We are experiencing drought conditions this summer~
It has limited how much gardening can be done.
I'm able to get more work finished since I'm not digging & weeding.
That means more play time!
More punch time!

"Harvest Crow on Enamelware" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

How fun it was to use up some bits & pieces of floss that were left over!
Border of many colors!
Harvest colors~

"Pumpkin Hill" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

I did this one earlier in the year~
Something about sheep!
When I purchase roving for needle felting the farmers allow me to 
visit with their sheep. They come running to their keepers like puppies!

"Walking on Sunshine" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

Sunflowers and bumble bees~
I could punch, paint, sketch sunflowers from Springtime through Fall!
They bloom early in the growing season here because chipmunks
bury sunflower seeds all over our yard!
They have little keeping spaces too close to the surface & we let them grow!

"Pumpkin & Crow" copyright 2015 Michelle L. Palmer

Black has so many colors reflected in it~
So does this crow!

"Painted Corn Crow" copyright 2016 Michelle L. Palmer

I wonder if each kernel tastes different for them?!
We have grown painted corn, miniature Indian corn, strawberry corn...
blue corn (a variety of flint maize) 
It is so much fun to pull back the husks & reveal the colors!

Hope your August is off to a great start, Sweet Friends!
I'm not rushing summer away~
August is filled with beauty!