alex made some ginger soda! it's amazing.
and i got lost in this little memento from our wedding. :)
|I made a few little stamps today, a la Geninne. |
(By the way, her new book--totally on the birthday list. Feel free to consult Mr. Alex G. Kerr for details.)
And a la me!
And also, a la some mockingbird feathers from our yard. If you forgot from the last post, we have the best yard ever.
OH, and yesterday the mockingbirds were totally eating the suet. Internet advertising. New believer. Personal story.
|The tools! I'm happy to say that I'm functioning under a new philosophy: |
use the art stuff I have to make...art.
As in, don't let it OR my creativity pile up.
I like it so far. :)
|1. Late season yummies: I can't believe it! There are still berries on this bush! Maybe I can't believe it because I don't know anything about blackberries. But I got to nibble about 2 of those little mini berry subunits and it was fabulous!|
|2. Spongy weird post-rain friends. These babies have been growing over the week's storms. They sort of boing! when you flick them. And the lil ones have tan hats to protect their heads until they grow up.|
|3. Muscadines. Or scuppernongs, whichever. Anyway, they grow from the neighbors' yard, but we get to eat them since they are on our side of the fence. They've been taunting us ever since we moved in and finally they are ready! De-licious :)|
|4. The softest, most wonderful blueberry leaves you could ever touch.|
|5. A mostly-dead rose bush that still made me two roses this week. Of course I plucked them right off and they're in the house. :)|
Looks crappy, ... well it pretty much is crappy, but that's okay.
|6. Some happy zinnias! (Esther Albright!) No blooms yet, but look how they're growing!|
|7. Morning glories that have just found the fence. Thigmotropism, anyone? (Elizabeth Hildreth, Esther Albright)|
|8. I lassoed this piece of machinery into our tree. No really, I lassoed it. There were a few puzzled witnesses on the street, but nothing can stop me from a chance at luring hungry birds into my lair! Anyway, it's from Grandma and it holds suet for the birdies. So far, it has only been feeding ants. Ants, by the way, ubiquitous in our yard 24/7. 27/4. All the time, people. Everywhere. It's weird.|
Anyway, here's hoping the birds across town will read this post and hop over to our yard for a feast. Seriously, why don't my birds want this dripping nutty-fat goodness?
|9. The last little geranium petal after the storm whipped the rest of them off. Nice green, though. Who's complaining?|
|10. And finally, just enough grass to keep a man happy on a Sunday afternoon. :) As long as he doesn't bonk his head on the suet trap. Ew.|
|1: My great-grandmother's sewing machine. Check it out, Memaw!|
2, 3: In the process of making a sleeve for my new laptop.
4: After three meltdowns, a tasty supper by the Stir Fry King who is my husband (I ate on the floor
because I didn't feel worthy to sit in a chair after cutting crooked), and a few failures at the top seam...
I actually like it! I really like it!
Can we say self-esteem issues? Yes, we can. But this little project did a lot for me.
Thanks, Alex. Thanks, beautiful cloth. Thanks, Lord.
|Meanwhile, the baby wrens are bursting with excitement to soar out of their nests! |
They hop. They flop. They make a lot of noise. But in the end, they spread those mini wings and do it!
You should take a moment to identify with this little guy. :)
|This is Dick's Creek. Lovely! We went there the other day. |
However, we forgot to bring our cigarettes, so we were unable to join in the festivities
occurring beside the creek.
Next time, guys.
Yeah, anyway, it's fabulous and I don't know if they have places like this in Augusta,
so we'll have to come back and visit occasionally.
|Some pretties I got at Gateway Antiques of Dahlonega! Except the spools, which are from the General Store.|
Really, people. There are things to do in Dahlonega.
Plus, they have festivals like every weekend in the summer! You say mountain men, I say party animals!
|We went to food trucks with Ben and Jordyn! Amazing! |
End with gelato and fancy pops for a flava burst o' joy!
|We got some goodies today at the Wholesome Earth place in Nuggetville. |
The soap is a ridiculously gorgeous, loud spearmint.
Judy, it would probably make you gag, you don't have to smell it.
I love it. Plus, check out the swirls!
We also found some peanut butter powder that you mix with water.
Jordyn was looking for it the other day and couldn't find it.
It's pretty good. Less sweet, more salty, nice texture. Overall yum.
Also, those are sprouts in the jar.
Specifically, alfalfa, mung beans, broccoli, radish, and something else.
Alex put them in a jar and rinses them twice a day.
Today, we ate them in our salad, woohoo! Cool beans. (haha. like mung beans. ha. yeah.)