Thursday, November 10, 2011

It is never just about the pots.

I know, I know, you are getting tired of all these trees, but just think in about a week all this color will be gone and those leaves will just be something we have to get rid of. At least the ones that are right around the house.The treasures of today just become someones trash to deal with later. Hum- better not start down that road today.
This first tree is right out the kitchen window and as I was staring out the window taking in its intense beauty  Mark walks in and says, "I just don't ever remember a fall with colors like this one, just look at this tree." Good Lord after living together for 40 years he can pick up my thoughts through walls, scary right?!
But he was so right- beautiful...

Then he comes in with the camera and tells me he has caught a few fall moments.
This one is just a shot through the woods.
Tasty.....

And then we both know that this tree will be bare as bare can be in just a day or two. There is a cold front coming through with wind and that will just take all this goodness with it.
And now about those pots- the kiln load is glazed, the cone plaques are made, wadding ready, kiln post washed, shelves cleaned and washed, anything else?
It is all in wait for us tomorrow.
We just ran out of steam.
We started glazing Monday and were done by lunch today. We planned to start loading but I feel a need to take a stretch out on the floor and let my back muscles relax.
And the damp mood of the day seems to fit my mood.
I have had at least 3 dreams with my brother Jay in them the past week.
As I get ready for the festival next week end I have to face that Lee will not be there with me.
Although Leslie is coming to help me and that does brighten my mood, she is my rock.
So it is never just about the pots.
So wish us low winds for a good firing.
I will try to post some pottery related pictures soon,
M

14 comments:

smartcat said...

Don't stop giving us photos of your surroundings. I think that we are influenced in unvoiced ways by the light and color around us.

May the winds be zephyrs and the fires burn bright.....or not, as the case may be.

Judy Shreve said...

You do live in paradise -- in all the seasons. It seems so recently that you posted photos of your pond in the summer light . . .

Hope your festival is full of pots flying off the shelves and you and Leslie sharing stories and laughing as only sisters can.

And -- most of all I wish you big smiles as you unload your kiln in the coming days.

xxoo

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks Smartcat- you brighten my day!

cookingwithgas said...

Hi Judy- thanks- Leslie knows how to make me laugh that is for sure.

Peter said...

Bless you Meredith and Mark too, and may you have a good firing. Love the photos of the autumn colour. The beauty of it certainly comes and goes so quickly... thank goodness for cameras, and memories. We have a couple of wild cherry trees here that I planted years ago, and there seems to be nothing more wonderful to me than an autumn leaf from those trees when I pick them up and turn them in my hands, even after they have dropped and lain on the ground for a while.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

mmm mmmm good pics!

John Bauman said...

I enjoyed my short stay in NC last weekend. The color was still there. It's gone from here. I noted the change about half way through Kentucky.

cindy shake said...

Love seeing the LEAVES!! Our bare trees are now covered with SNOW -so the color is welcomed :) Cheers to a good firing! xo

Tracey Broome said...

My yard looks about the same as yours, the reds are amazing this year! Wish I could come help out at the festival, but I'm afraid my procrastination is catching up with me, I'l probably be firing my last kiln load that weekend, boo:(

Michèle Hastings said...

did you see or hear the huge flock of birds late this afternoon? it was totally amazing and the chirping was so loud... it was nothing like i had ever experienced before. they landed in the trees here, more birds than leaves could be seen... they then flew into Mr. Joyce's trees and i thought they may be headed in your direction!
fall is a bittersweet time of year for me since john's death and there was just something about those birds today...

cookingwithgas said...

hello you all- or y'all as we say here- or even hey there..
I would love to just put on a pot of coffee and have you all come over and give the season a rest.
MH- yes the birds were here as well. We use to see flocks of birds like that all the time, but in the past years they have become small or not at all. Very Hitchcock like.
Loading the kiln today- cheers all.

Becky said...

I completely agree on the colors this year.. both my maple trees, which usually just drop all their leaves when their green, turned bright gold/yellow this year and hung on as long as they could. It was beautiful. :)

Hollis Engley said...

Good to see that autumn is still colorful in some part of the country. Our fall never happened this year, leafwise at least. Hurricane Irene blew salt spray all across the Cape, burning out all the leaves before the colors could come. It's been a brown season.

gz said...

keep on looking at the leaves ad showing them to us- the colours are inspiring for glazing and firing our pots!