Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The other day it turned fallish
The last few times we have gone to walk it has been so cool that I am pulling on a sweatshirt and happy to have it.
We are still making a round at the zoo when we get the chance.
Last week things were tight for us with tree trimming and all so we made some walking time closer to home.
We have a great walk that we can do just out
We did that twice last week and then made one day out to our local park.
We have found tha the park has a bit too much red mud for us and it all tends to hang on to the bottom of our shoes.
The walk here is better, quicker and less mess.
The sassafras trees are starting to turn this week. The red of the leaves is so pretty.
Inside many of those leaves I am still finding some caterpillars of the Spicebush butterfly.
You can see that the one on the leaf below is changing from green to a yellow.
The more yellow it becomes, the more ready it is for the next stage.
This one has been hanging out for a few days. I hope that it will hang around somewhere close and let me watch it become a butterfly.
I know you all think I have lost my brain to bugs.
I am thinking the same.
Then I listen to a program on the sense of wonder.
It talked about how we should never give up the wonders that are around us everyday. The flowers, trees, bugs and anything that makes us think.
Maybe the bugs are my sense of wonder.
A friend gave me a butterfly book today and I have been looking through it off and on. I am looking at the butterflies that I have not spotted here.
And, I am looking up some new ones that I have spotted and did not know who they were.
Knowledge and a sense of wonder.
I really thought I would hang these wall vases up together and take their picture, but it just did not happen.
With the morning walks back in place I am finding that it is replacing some of the time I was using for other things.
Not that this is a bad thing, since making pottery can keep a person in one place for a long period of time.
We all have our stress points with our jobs.
I find that the more I move the better off I am.
Mark put this finial on as a way to finish off the ends .
I thought at first that this was just a tad over the top, but now that they are fired I find it does finish off the piece very nicely.
Below is a smaller vase with just a close base.
What do you think?
Do you think it makes a difference one way or the other?
Time to get ready to get horizontal .