It’s a beautiful evening in Mid Michigan. There are big puffy clouds floating through a blue sky, hubby is mowing the lawn, Stormie is playing with her toys, and I’m shooting silly shots with my camera. Time to post them and then cut into some gorgeous fabric and start piecing my challenge quilt.
Stormie wakes from a nap…
and immediately has to play.
with several random toys
The birdbath is surrounded by Artemisia.
My fish know when it’s time to eat. I step on the rock that juts out over the pond, and it makes a clunking noise. They come to the surface and know they’ll be fed.
Time to do something quilty.
Step away from your computer and go do the same!
I hope you had a great weekend! I spent some time with my father on Saturday morning planting flowers on my grandparent’s graves. It is such a pretty cemetary in Davison, Michigan. Huge pine trees line the narrow dirt paths (some so narrow I didn’t think I’d be able to get my car through), and the cemetary is very, very old. My father’s cousin Burton was in the war with him. Unfortunately, Burton didn’t come back. His aircraft went down in the ocean. His grave and those of my grandparents and many other relatives are all resting near each other. Rest in peace, Cousin Burton!
Does it seem strange to post photos of a grave on a blog? I don’t think so! I rather enjoy walking through cemetaries, especially old ones. These are people from all walks of life, and they had families and people who loved them. While dad planted flowers Saturday, I picked up sticks and wiped off headstones that appeared to never be visited. Years of dirt and pine needles covered many of them. It’s a peaceful time to reflect and say a quiet prayer for those who went before me. Tombstones also have some interesting artwork that can be an inspiration for quilting!
I promised the rest of my house tour. Today: the dining room! One wall of our house is painted terracotta orange. Just the south wall! Hubby Dean made the table. The photos should enlarge if you click on them. See the grill getting heated up for dinner? It should be on the table in 30 minutes, so hurry!
You can see into the living room from the kitchen and dining area. Cat toys all over the place… Stormie has been busy!
One last picture… a white and purple terillium in my dad’s back yard. I didn’t think they came in purple!!! How pretty! They are a protected plant in Michigan.