Sunday, May 24, 2015

2015 Project 365 – Week Twenty-one

“This week was finchy & flowery, and churchy… Dr. M & I both took lots and lots of pictures – I promise that I did actually leave out a bunch, even though I’m sure it doesn’t look like it here.” That’s last week’s intro. Exchange doves for finches, add some squirrels & toads, and you’ve got this week too. Ha!

Sunday, May 17th      
Today we had a rogation service at church. Instead of meeting at our usual time and place, in the afternoon we headed out to the new property of one of our parishioners. We walked the fields while the priest blessed various things, had Eucharist, and then like all good ChurchPeople everywhere, we ate. It was a really really good day.

Monday, May 18th  
Dr. M took pictures of our hanging baskets, and our neighbor’s hybrid poppies and roses.

The first of two pictures of squirrels eating corn. This is the corn that the squirrels planted in our raised bed last year – we put it away for winter & then forgot about it. They’re enjoying it now.

That evening we enjoyed the fire pit and saw a toad. This was a good day too.

Tuesday, May 19th           
Random dove. I love their blue eyeliner, and the way they are so ungraceful when they come in for a landing.

The moon!

Wednesday, May 20th   
Squirrel sitting in his own special chair eating corn.

Thursday, May 21st     
Another dove and another squirrel – and a robin & its shadow.

My daily walk – chasing the sun!

The moon (and friend).

Friday, May 22nd
Peonies! Dr. M knows they’re my favorite flower. They are all over the cemeteries up here. He drove by one & took the time to take these pictures for me. Sweet!

I took a break from work to help hang our Pentecost doves in our sanctuary. On Facebook I said, “Filed under: Senior Warden, other duties as required. ‪#‎Pentecost

My daily walk. The pink latex glove with bunny ears made me laugh & laugh.


Saturday, May 23rd               
Doesn’t this squirrel look like he’s running from the law?

I finished this scarf/shawl today. I’ll share pictures the completed project later (I’m blocking the ends of it).

I also spend a lot of time cutting “flames” out of construction paper. Then I went over to the church & attached them to dowels which I then affixed to the windowsills with those little stick on mailbox flag holders (Dr. M painted them white for me). It was quite a process! And I’m not super happy with the result, but I figure I got it started so other, more crafty, folks can “fix” it.

Dr. M got a new camera lens, which has macro and zoom capabilities (Sigma 18-250). He’s pretty pleased with it!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

2015 Project 365 – Week Twenty

This week was finchy & flowery, and churchy… Dr. M & I both took lots and lots of pictures – I promise that I did actually leave out a bunch, even though I’m sure it doesn’t look like it here.

Sunday, May 10th      
My daily walk – mowing. On a Sunday, I know – but we had to take advantage of the weather before we ended up needing a bush hog. Unfortunately I ran out of gas (or, rather, the mower ran out of gas). I didn’t mind all that much. Ha!

Our rector’s husband is QUITE a woodworker (he made the yarn bowl I shared a few weeks ago). I had told him that yarn bowls don’t usually work very well with the type of yarn that I use & he made a spindle for me! I LOVE IT!

Monday, May 11th  
A non-goldfinch finch at our feeder.

Dr. M does a pretty good job of picking out hanging baskets. He moved this one over to our neighbor’s fence so that he & his wife can enjoy it too.

Tuesday, May 12th           
Our new feeder is quite the success!

Growing things around the yard.


My new spindle in action – love it! Did I mention that I love it?

My daily walk.

Wednesday, May 13th   
Sheep!! That raggedy one in the middle bottom makes me laugh.

Dr. M always knows that he has to take pictures of the purple & yellow flowers that bloom by the sides of the roads.

More finchy goodness.

My daily walk.

Thursday, May 14th    
Dr. M went over to the neighbor’s yard to get some pictures of their poppies and irises – gorgeous!

Friday, May 15th  
Ms. Pinky is definitely bouncing back from her rude spring. We’re quite relieved.

I left today for a Vestry retreat at our local Episcopal retreat center. I over packed as usual (I was only gone one night). And I had a stowaway!

I took a walk around the grounds before Evening Prayer.

Saturday, May 10th              
Morning Prayer. We met together for prayer & also for a few sessions where we talked about things that are important for our church. And then we spent most of the rest of the time in silence. Nice!

My daily walk – it’s a lovely place.

Afternoon snack – gourmet s’mores!

Holy Eucharist. After the service Mother Lynn blessed the preemie hat that B knitted during the retreat.

While I was doing all that, Dr. M took more pictures of our pretty yard.


Hope everyone has a great week!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

2015 Project 365 – Week Nineteen

Happy Mother's Day! Dr. M & I are missing our moms today...

Busy busy week around here! Exam week & graduation for Dr. M, meetings, work, & meetings for me… But we each still took some time to look around us…

Sunday, May 3rd      
My daily walk. As I said on Facebook – I encountered the neighborhood criminal element. First they made me put my hands up, then they wanted me to take their picture. Ha!

Dr. M & I hanging out by the fire…

The moon!

Monday, May 4th  
Working on a new square…

Mowed when I got home – Heather was the only miscreant that I encountered.

Tuesday, May 5th           
Dr. M documented the pansies and petunias – pretty!

Female goldfinch. Makes me smile to look out the back window & see a flash of yellow.

My daily walk. My neighborhood is just strange!

I still haven’t sent off the scarf I made. Dr. M was amused at where I’ve been keeping it while I procrastinate.

Wednesday, May 6th   
Lunch (well, part of my lunch – I had a frozen dinner later).

Still working on that square. I took a picture of the “bobble” detail – interesting stitch!

Dr. M saw some pretty irises…

Thursday, May 7th    
I roamed around the yard taking pictures. Miss Pinky was NOT happy about the 30 degree nights we had after we brought her outside, but she’s recovering. Rosie is turning back into a rose bush (previously, she was a bunch of sticks – ha!). And Daisy Nation is on the rise :)

We were sitting outside on the swing & saw a rainbow!

Friday, May 8th  
I went with Dr. M up to his university & crocheted in his office while he attended Honors Convocation. He cleans up pretty well, doesn’t he?

Well, before I crocheted, I went for a walk around campus.

Saturday, May 9th              
Dr. M bought some Better Boys – I’ll let you know if they really are better. Ha!

Finished that darn square – only three more to go before a new one is unveiled on Thursday!


Hope everyone has a great week!