I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, May 20, 2013

Foggy with a Hint of Thunderstorm...


Hi! Dire warnings of dense fog and thunderstorms have limited my beach walking recently. Yes I know, at least it is not a tornado, like some of you may be having....

Photos taken in dense fog are often not very pretty....

And I definitely did not want to be a few miles down the beach when---if!--- the thunder began to rumble.

Instead I wandered through my little neighborhood, admiring the flowers and trees that survived H. Sandy. The fiddle headed ferns are so magical, like in a storybook!

I can see where the floodline was because many plantings, even the salt air tolerant kinds, cannot withstand even a little saltwater submerging.

Many hedges have sadly brown and nasty bottoms, three to four feet up for the ground, with just a crewcut of green on their tops. These are some beautiful survivors, planted in a lucky high spot!

When the rain really poured down I worked on my medallion panel for Lori's quiltalong. here 

I am underwhelmed by the results.

The workmanship [mine] is not the best. I think I felt pressured by the fast schedule of the project. My ''just get it done'' mentality was not a positive way to approach the job. I'd rather be slow and have the seams pretty and the points meet?
But I guess I forgot...

It actually looks cuter in the photos. Maybe it will grow on me? Start over? Set aside, or toss?

Dilemmas, but in the general scheme of things, not ...you know...huge.

Hope everyone is safe and busy getting ready for [gasp!] summer this weekend?



gone to the beach....