Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Real Signs of Fall

Today Jack heard the Sandhill Cranes.  I hope to capture a photo of them soon.  Their sound is so soothing and it is so wonderful that we can find them here in Texas as well as New Mexico.  Here is a video so that you can hear their call. 
Click on the video to hear their call.  Texas Wild Sandhill Cranes
You can find out more about them here.  http://www.passporttotexas.com/birds/jan00.html

Another visitor we have is the Black Swallowtail caterpillar.  I discovered them this morning and they really do like the fennel.  Glad I wasn't planning to cook with it.  
Interested in learning more about the Black Swallowtail?  Check here --  http://gpahort.blogspot.com/2010/06/black-swallowtail-caterpillar.html

The Gulf Muhly is really colorful at this time of year.  Nothing can beat the sun coming through the purple seed heads.  

Monday, October 21, 2013

A Day of Productive Sewing

It was a beautiful day in the hill country -- cool and sunny.  Today, Carmen came to visit and we sewed all day long.  I worked on a quilt using a Moda Texas panel and coordinating fabric.  It was easily pieced in a day.  Notice the mitered corners.  

Carmen had a great day putting together old Dresden plate blocks for a client.  The alternating rows look good and hide a few problems with the blocks.  

We got a lot accomplished.  After a day of sewing, Jack took us to dinner at Charlie's Grill and BBQ.  A Kid's cheeseburger basket was just enough food.