This is the walkway leading up to our front door. The Japanese CutLeaf Maple is a real bright spot...very much a warm, red-orange welcome to those who come calling.
Here is Barker frolicing in the backyard...it's difficult to believe he has that much energy after just completing a 4 mile walk, but perhaps it's the Red Japanese Maple that is exciting him?
This is our "Burning Bush", some type of Euonymous, near the garage door. The remaining green leaves will all be red in another few days....and then they will drop kerplunk, just like that!
This is our other Japanese Red Maple out on the pool patio.
And one of my favorites, the red berries on the Nandina....now ripe and ready for the birds to feast upon.
I know you're wondering how the Art Show and Sale is going at my church (see blog below if you're not wondering and don't know what I'm talking about!). Well, last night after the Festive Evensong, the gallery was again open during the reception, and I had a lot of traffic, with several buyers. I don't know my total sales as yet, but I am very excited about the large quantity of silk scarves that has been purchased. WooHoo!!! I also had one order for "Middle Bird's Big Bird" last night, one of my favorite quilted wallhangings, so I will get busy on him after the holidays. I had a fun this afternoon, doing some more silk scarf batiking, so that I can replenish my stock. (Rayna, the first scarf to be sold on Saturday night was the one that I did in your class...remember, the one that I hated so much!! You were right, folks loved it!!) I've also had a lot of orders for my new "line" of little jackets, which are dyed and either foiled or stenciled. I'll try to remember to post a pic for you in the next few days. Batiked t-shirts for the kids are also a big item this year, with cute little frogs and fish all over them. I love what I do...isn't that the best way to live!!!!
My 89-year old Mother lives in an Assisted Living Facility not far from us. She often tells us that on the weekends the food is not particularly good there, especially the desserts. I had found an apple cake recipe in the newspaper's food section that I wanted to try, so last Saturday afternoon I whipped one up for Mom. You can find the recipe here.