Monday, August 22, 2016

an interesting week ....

 It's been an interesting week.  The sun is lower which means our cabin yard is in the shade most of the afternoon - not a bad thing when it's a hot warm day but it's taking a toll on our solar lights.  lol  There was a tomato thief in our yard one night - found the tomato behind the car with one puncture but have no idea what critter took it off the plant .... it was a beauty, too.  There is a skunk in the neighbourhood that leaves evidence on the road and there have been a couple of piles of scat in our yard .... makes me wonder if the skunk was the tomato thief.  Last year their little ones were wandering around.   The later sunrise also means my morning walk happens a bit later now - closer to 6:15 .... I don't want to be out on the road with the wildlife that are returning home from their overnight prowling. ^^  The geese are all flying now and with gusto!  A yearling deer swam by and crossed to the other side - we couldn't believe our eyes!!!  Just this morning we were sitting by the water with a couple of neighbours when a mink swam by under the water but when it got just past us it popped it's head above water and looked at us as if to say 'hi'.   Of course, the shorter, cooler days are a perfect excuse for using the firepit!   I've been catching up on reading blogs and finding out what everyone has been up to ... you've all been so busy!

We finally got the internet connected at our new place so we're starting to feel like we're getting back to normal ..... and at our age normal is a good thing.  ^^  We've eaten our first tomato and it was so sweet.  Neighbour R who lives year round in cottage country has a large garden and has very generously shared his potatoes, beans, beets, shallots, and dill with us.   We've got good neighbours in cottage country.

This is the only counted x-stitch that I've worked on this summer.  It's one of Lynn B's designs --  I do love her designs.  I have a couple of ideas on how to finish this one.  (BTW, the colour is a little off - it's actually stitched on white - and I think it's because I downloaded the pic to the laptop).




This is our sweet potato plant growing in an old wooden box - it's a beauty and seems to be very happy where it is.  I had a better photo of it but can't find it on the laptop, lol. 

 

every moment matters

12 comments:

Jeanette said...

As your weather changes so is mine. It's now warming up here in Australia. Not a lot but i have been without a jumper now for a few days & the plants a starting to burst forth flowers. A sure sign spring is coming. Love the cross stitch. Hugs,xx

Robin in Virginia said...

Sweet 'bee happy' piece! Glad you are connected again at home! How cool to see the deer swimming! I hope you are enjoying the less than hot days.

Needled Mom said...

We had tomato thieves this year too - raccoons. It has been so frustrating, but I think I'll take that over skunks!!!

Your stitchery is very sweet.

WoolenSails said...

I am sure you are happy to get settled in and be able to relax again.
I can't believe how cool it is at night now, but can't complain, so much nicer than the heat.

Debbie

Anthea said...

Sounds so relaxing Kate! Great news about having the internet now... all the animal life there must be so interesting to observe x

Irene said...

che bella l'ape!! Che brutto avere un ladro di pomodori :(

Mii Stitch said...

Love your Bee Happy piece! :)

ALICE MARGAUX said...

Cute little bee, nice stitching , Alice Margaux

Carol said...

Such a darling little bee design!

Life at the cabin sounds relaxing and easy, Kate! Enjoy what's left of your summer...

desertskyquilts said...

Wonderful neighbors! Are the skunks visiting their garden, too? =) I love that you are getting things up and running - are you going to live there year round, too? I'm a little confused about that. Cute xs, and you've been doing other things this summer. =)

I am said...

what a lovely cross stitch ,your place at cottage country sounds lovely and extra special when you have good neighbours

Brigitte said...

Good for you that you are connected again. Being without the internet for a short while is not bad - you get to do things that you often have no time for. But after a while I would like to be connected with the world :)
Nice little Bee piece.