Monday, October 31, 2011

My November Guest

My Sorrow, when she's here with me,
Thinks these dark days of autumn rain
Are beautiful as days can be;
She loves the bare, the withered tree;
She walks the sodden pasture lane.

Her pleasure will not let me stay.
She talks and I am fain to list:
She's glad the birds are gone away,
She's glad her simple worsted grady
Is silver now with clinging mist.

The desolate, deserted trees,
The faded earth, the heavy sky,
The beauties she so ryly sees,
She thinks I have no eye for these,
And vexes me for reason why.

Not yesterday I learned to know
The love of bare November days
Before the coming of the snow,
But it were vain to tell he so,
And they are better for her praise.
Robert Frost

Happy Halloween

Eat,
 drink
 and
 be
 scary. 

 ~Author Unknown

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Harvest Time at the Farmer's Market







Happy Sunday!!!
VU

Friday, October 28, 2011

Jacques Cousteau

“The Sea,
 once it casts its spell, 
holds one in its net 
of wonder forever.”



Happy Weekend!!!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Under the Harvest Moon


Under the harvest moon 
When the soft silver 
Drips shimmering
Over the garden nights,
Death, the gray mocker,
Comes and whispers to you
As a beautiful friend
Who remembers,
Under the summer roses
When the flagrant crimson
Lurks in the dusk
Of the wild red leaves,
Love, with little hands,
Comes and touches you
With a thousand memories,
And asks you
Beautiful, unanswerable questions.

Carl Sandsburg



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Emily Bronte

Every leaf speaks
 bliss to me,
Fluttering from 
the autumn tree.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Beach Day

I got home a bit early today and took advantage of the little day
light that was left and wanted to check out the tide pools.
There was so much to see today...I got really lucky
and found a huge aqua piece of seaglass.
I see a necklace in my future.













Happy Monday!!!
VU

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Indian Summer

 
Nothing can steal your heart away
Quicker than Indian Summer days,
When the sun is warm and the shadows are cool,
The lake water stands like a bright blue pool.
The warm sand begs you to bare your feet
The balmy air is meadow-sweet,
Leaves are falling from colorful trees,
And nature has moved in, merely to tease...
She comes with her warm days, just to betray...
For winter is only a breath away!

~Sallie Hinds~

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Autumn to do list



Buy Pumpkins and Sunflowers at the Farmer's Market
Go hiking at Temescal Canyon.
Go to Leo Carrillo Beach and check out the sea caves
 Take a photography class
Make Salted Carmel Pie
Clean and Reorganize my Closet...again
Take some cooking glass
Take a jewelry class 
Organize family photos...again
Finish crocheting my quilt
Hang all my new art pieces
Rearrange my living room furniture
Clean out second bedroom and create a studio space
Think about buying a washer and dryer for my very own...sigh!!!
Learn how to make Dulce De Leche. ( Making it right now)
Try to go bed early...ha...that's a good one.

xoxo
VU




Procrastination


This made me laugh when I saw it and had to post it...
Hmm it reminds me of someone I know!!!
Can you guess who???

Stages of Procrastination

Photo courtesy of Pintrest

Happy Weekend!!!
VU

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Autumn

"Summer is already better,
but the best is autumn.
It is mature, 
reasonable and serious,
 it glows
moderately and not frivolously...
  It cools down,
clears up, makes you reasonable ..." 

- Valentin

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Crocheting



I have been trying to teach myself how to crochet.
When I was a kid I used to whipped up a new scarf every winter.
Now I really want to make a quilt. 
I've been scouring pintrest for inspiration and really love some
of the images I've posted.
Wish me luck!!!

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Photos courtesy of Pintrest and Attic 24.


Here are a few photo's of what I've been working on.
While my stitches are not perfect I am hoping with lots of practice
my skills will improve.









Know I just need to crochet another 80 granny squares and I'll be done.


Happy Weekend!!!
VU

Monday, October 10, 2011

Beach Day in October

I'm trying to squeeze in as my time at the beach as possible.
The tide wasn't as low as I would of liked it but I did see
a couple of great things.
Take a look!!!












Happy Monday!!!
VU

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Beach Day

I woke up today and the sun was shining....no fog...
Don't get me wrong....I love foggy overcast days...but
today I really need a little sunshine.
I'm off to go and explore the tide pools.
Hopefully I will have some exciting posts a bit later.
Happy Sunday!!!


Photo courtesy of myletterblogspot.com