I feel like Three Dog Night's hit, Pieces of April.
"I've got pieces of April,
And it's a morning in May"
Except I've got pieces of April, & its a morning in August. Almost on the eve of Spring.
Perhaps the weather has added to my mood's confusion. It has been warm & mild, & quite Autumnal, not blustery or Spring like at all.
And perhaps the Eclipse had some effect on my mood. Who knows.
This disappointing shot is the best I got on the night. It is of the clouds feathering across the moon, as it rose above my horizon.
The later shots I attempted to take, look like bright dust motes. I suppose they were! I couldnt seem to get a focus on the actual moon. Never mind, there have been a lot of really good photos, on other blogs.
I seem to have this feeling that time is rushing past me, & I havent got the time to do all the things I want. The fact that I seem to be spending rather a lot of time
My lovely Cousin J, sent me some pics of her latest projects in the quilting world, & I am posting them, because she has done a fabulous job with them.
She & her husband came over to Oz & bought a huge Bus which had been converted to a caravan/motorhome. They spent 3 years travelling around, working here & there, & generally having a great time, sightseeing this 'wide brown land'. They used our place as "Home Base" & we had a wonderful Xmas with them here, as they travelled about.
Cousin J has always been a wonderful sewing artist, & when she saw my quilts she was very intrigued, & decided to try it for herself. And since then, she has made some fantastic quilts. Her lovely warm home is adorned with her work, & she had made many beautiful keepsakes for her grandchildren & family members.
This is a quilt she made for her husband, filled with memories of their happy days spent travelling about, over here. She called it 'OutBack Stars, & Wattle'.
And this is a gorgeous wall hanging she has made for her BIL.
I am not sure if she had the pattern for this one, but I just adore it.
It is called "Kororareka" Sweet Blue Penguin.
In terribly sad news, A 2 week old baby was mauled by the family's pet Husky. the baby died, & they Husky has been put to death. It was a bizarre unfortunate accident, the parents believing the dog was outside. I feel so desperately sorry for those parents. It is just too tragic to contemplate.
I know the dog haters out there will snarl & scorn the family, but loving children and dogs, as I do, I just cant imagine their double grief.
And now, I had better flog myself into some productive action. Even if it is only dratted housework. Or finally getting this room finished!
Shane Nicholson, Nice to Be Here.