Thursday, May 29, 2014

End of Month post - around the yard

My Oldtimer works so hard around the yard, I had to get a few grab shots of things as they've progressed.  And, of course, a few shots of birds - especially the frowzy looking hummingbird that uses the chime as a merry-go-round.  And the mockingbird that lifts off the roof in ecstasy.

I think the salvia has endured a few too many Rosco leg-lifts, but the four-o-clocks are doing well.

The sweet potato vine in this pot was a surprise.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Colorado trip

Bekah and I went to Colorado for Michelle's high school graduation.  Most of our time was spent visiting and catching up with people, but we did get out to do a couple tourist things.

Our first evening there, we had dinner at C B & Potts; we sat out on the patio next to the golf course.  Naturally, we sat in rain and hail!

On Sunday, we drove to Estes Park; the rain and hail were too much for us, so we didn't spend long!

On the way back, we stopped at The Cherry Tree and bought things to take home for sweet memories.

We also stopped at Sleepy Hollow Park (a small, barely noticeable place off the side of the road).

We also brought the unsettled weather back with us.  

We only got one photo of the time we spent in Old Town, and that's of a sculpt outside one of the stores:

 Our last evening in town, we took Michelle and two of her friends to dinner at P F Chang's.  We sat on a covered patio, which looked out over a pond and sculpture park.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Finished and started

Over the weekend I finally finished "Petie Bird," a Frowning Francis pattern.

And I'm still working on faces ala Linda Hollerich.  I have to practice a LOT.

And here's a little "before" shot of my next project: