It was pretty cold yesterday. However, we are not heating just yet here. I like how the leaves on the ground make a dark day bright. I could not rake them up just yet. These will eventually go on the garden (unless a big wind whips them away before then).
See that pot of geraniums? I have two actually. Mid summer when my original plants died, I bought them at the grocery store, half dead and for pennies. They are still blooming, while the hostas are turning for the fall season.
I was successful in drying an entire.....
. . . load of towels outside yesterday. The sun finally arrived about dinner time, but the wind was perfect for drying.
I have been using my latest project - magnetic clipboard. I posted it over on my S.C.R.A.P. Blogspot (linked) to share. My kids are constantly stealing my paper or pen, and this has really helped stay organized. I love it! I will have to make a few more of these.
Today I get to cross something off the winter prep list -
Yesterday my egg production total was 3. That is better than 0, but I must get my heat lamp out this weekend. With the lack of sunshine, I am sure the heat will help the ladies.
Something new ~ taught myself the purl stitch, using the crochet afghan hook and #8 crochet thread (75% cotton, 25% acrylic). Not my favorite stitch (I like knitting this stitch better), but I learned something new. I am crocheting us a few extra cleaning cloths in the process. Although this stitch is not a favorite, I find these to make a nice thick square or panel for a cotton blanket or throw too.
Five Minutes for Me ~ my plan today is to read this article. Can you read the caption? It says "Taking these strategic steps may land you a quiet place to work on your projects," by Lauren Carter. It's referring to writing projects. Although the photos are quite "out there" in my opinion, I'm going to create a writing space somewhere, somehow. It may not be on the back porch on a table, or in a cabin, on on a lake, but I'm determined. I think I'll mix up a glass of elderberry oxymel and club soda, and don my sweatshirt. I need a porch "fix" today (before we store up the furniture for the season).
I better get this posted and get busy. The kids left the front room in a bit of a tizzy, and that is where the wood stove is. A strange heavy fog has rolled in, and the outdoors looks strange this morning.