Monday, August 23, 2010

A little bit of wind and rain

My favorite time of year is the fall... can you tell?  We had a reasonably strong rain/wind storm last night and I woke up to the sounds of a tree cracking and falling in the woods behind our apartment.  Then I went to work and I saw that all these leaves had come down around the building.  They contrasted so nicely with darkness of the sidewalk and partially browned grass I just had to take a picture. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Quilted Art

This is some lovely quilted artwork hung at the Rowley, MA Public Library.  I took these pictures at the 2010 Jewett Family of America Reunion on August 13th.  all this beautiful quilting reminds me of the lovely quilts and wall hangings my friend Shasta made for me in college.  It's one form of art/craft that I have really never had the knack for and therefore leave it to those more apt to achieve greatness in the art form.

This piece was really cleverly done by making each "flower" out of fabrics that really weren't flowers at all.

I love this, but I don't think I would be caught with anything resembling a doily in our apartment :)

Definitely modern and very cute!

A take on the traditional log cabin style of quilting and one of my favorite of the set.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Somebody didn't have a good morning

I found this in the driveway going around the building on my way in to work this morning.  Hopefully this bird survived....

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just a little bit of torture

Let me explain.  These three songs were my little bit of torture this weekend.  And before you ask (if you don't already know) yes I can carry a tune and my voice is ok, so theoretically leading a group of people in song shouldn't be that hard.  Right?  Wrong!  For the life of me I don't understand why I get so nervous when I am in the spotlight.  It's not terrifying up front, no, it's right after I just get started.  Reasonably calm and collected then one line through the first verse and BAM! it hits me like a tons of bricks that I am NOT normally in the spotlight and what the heck do I think I'm doing up there anyway?  You would think that 10+ years of performing in a group setting would make a different, but apparently not.  Sigh.... maybe when I'm in my 80's my mid-performance nerves will decide to leave me alone.  Ugh!

Friday, August 13, 2010

By the Library

Today I got to play photographer.  Tomorrow I get to do it again :-)  In between all the photos I was supposed to take, I managed to grab this one of an interesting flower in front of the Rowley, MA library.  I should have more neat things to share tomorrow as well.  Until then!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Still Life a la Wedding

I have always liked still life photos.  This one is of the beautiful tables at my cousin JD's wedding on Friday night.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

It's a College Thing

Brian decided his old lava lamp hadn't seen the light of day for awhile.  It now proudly adorns our dining room table and so fits in with the decor.