A Few Updates

Life’s been amply busy during my hiatus, but I did make a few things.

I finally, finally, FINALLY finished my Herrschner’s Blueberry Bliss Afghan. (Shh! Don’t tell anyone because this one is about to become a little surprise for a friend in Australia.)

In an effort to get out and try something new, I tried glass fusing at Moltenworks Glass Studio. For my first effort, I’m pretty happy. I had a clouds-and-water vibe in mind, and I feel like I captured that. And it makes a great surface on which to arrange candles in my office.

I also discovered a really neat shop, Room to Craft, that offers many opportunities to come in and play with art. My first night I made this, and I’m looking forward to going back soon.

Snow Days

We are enjoying our second of two snow days here. Both school and college are closed after we received about seven inches overnight on Sunday. Even Spouse is telecommuting because the roads are icy.

I have to say that, at least at this moment, Mother Nature has a funny way of giving us exactly what we need. When we have no need to leave home, life slows immediately, and you can feel the layers of stress slip away from all of us. We can focus on the little things, like the wild birds and the light.

This fellow and a friend showed up at our feeders yesterday. Thanks to the Merlin Bird App, I’m pretty confident that he’s a varied thrush.

Nikon D5000, 200mm, f/5.6, no flash

The light has also been amazing of late as well. I got this shot at sunset when I was feeding the horse and goats.

Samsung S9

And this shot this morning, when the sun broke through for a bit.

Nikon D5000, 30mm, f/11, no flash

Now, you’ll have to excuse me. I hear a cup of hot green tea, my book and crochet are calling me,