Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunsets, Sunrises and more color

We had a short but very sweet little visit to the city over the weekend.  The Hunter's Moonrise on Friday evening was a spectacular view from our balcony.  You can see Stone Mountain in the distance.

I woke up bright and early Saturday morning, eagerly anticipating the sunrise.  When I stepped out onto the balcony, I realized I would be getting a bonus: a moonset to the West and a sunrise to the East!

We enjoyed a wonderful late lunch on Friday at Empire State South, and were so full that we only ate a bit of a fresh Bakeshop baguette and some Brie (courtesy of Jonathan at Bakeshop) for dinner that evening.  I was consumed in knitting the Hooded Baby Jacket, and am pleased to announce that it is finished, although not yet sewn together.  

Yesterday we enjoyed a sumptuous lunch with our church dinner group and then I came home to try to put some finishing touches on a few pieces of fiber, with deadlines (and sleepless nights) looming!  I hope to have more pictures of fiber in the next day or two.  

Our October skies are incredible, but I am beginning to think that we are not alone in this.  My cousin Eva, who lives in the lovely little town of Bastad in Sweden, is also showing gorgeous blue skies in her photos.  You can see them on her two blogs here and here.  Our October sky and landscapes looked like this yesterday:

This first one was taken last evening as we walked Barker on the golf course.  I love, love, love the brilliant red of the Staghorn Sumac!  And this is the sky as I stepped outside my studio to hang some silk on the line to dry:

The wonderful red tree in the center is a Sourwood, from whose blossoms and the bees, comes the tastey Sourwood Honey.

C is becoming quite the foody.  He reads more food blogs than I do fiber!  Go figure!  Anyway, you gals in the Northwest will surely know of the Rogue Creamery, which is all new to me, but not to C the foody!

C has been reading about their wonderful blue cheeses, so we picked up three different varieties at Alon's in Virginia Highlands Saturday afternoon.  I have to say that the above Rogue River Blue was the best I'd ever put in my mouth!  YUMMMM

Alas, it is Monday and it is raining!!!!!  With all that talk about food, I'm off to the gym to work off a bit of cheese!



Joyce said...

I saw a moonset sunrise one time in my life and it was awe inspiring. Maybe I should go out again tomorrow morning and see if it is still happening. THis morning it's so foggy here that I can hardly see anything.
I love blue cheese. That one looks delicious!

Gerrie said...

YUM1 I love the Rogue Creamery cheeses.

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Stunningly beautiful pictures of the skyline.
Thanks for linking to my blogs ;-)
Right now it's snowing here (20.15 AM). It's luckely dark outside so I don't need to see it. I HATE snow!!
XOXO to all!

Diana Parkes said...

The autumn colours are lovely Judy. Autumn is my favourite season although I am quite happy with our spring right now, although we could be getting just a wee bit more sun!

Jeannie said...

Yummy blue cheese. Designer cheese factories are sprouting up along with distilleries here to complement/compete with all the wineries. My favorite dinner is a good bottle of wine, homemade bread, and fantastic cheese. Now, breathe, relax, and enjoy your time in the studio.

Carol said...

Moonrise and moonset - fabulous, Judy. And that cheese really looks melt in the mouth. Yum!