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The (Almost) Sighting of the Rare Indigo Bunting

Since I only had my i phone when I went to the marsh a couple weeks ago, I couldn’t get good photos of the birds there. But my friend Alex brought her very large camera, so I’m going to share some of the lovely photos she took.  The baby geese were just a week or so old.

Here is an egret.

Here is the blue bird that we thought was the rare Indigo Bunting.

Not sure what kind of bird this guy is.

I got together with my crafting friend Toni, and we made some paper quilts.  This one is about 9 inches by 9 inches. Water color and acrylic. I was trying to make some kind of a pattern.

Then I cut it up again, and placed the colors in a more random order.  I didn’t put it through the machine again since the stitching was still there, but now the stitching was also more random. I used a metallic thread.

And I made a couple more boxes.

Some plants I found during a neighborhood walk.

Some kind of a cactus.

Hope you are enjoying your days.  It feels like summer here.  We’re already complaining about the heat.  Thank you all for visiting my blog.

 

 

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Moving Into May

In the early evenings on Thursdays, my two Camino friends and I walk near the beach.  Last week we saw a large group of whales making their way up to Alaska.  Pictures were difficult because I was too far away, but it was magical to see them lift their heads out of the water.  They were very close to shore. If you look at the middle of this photo and a little to the left, that black spot is one of them.

Other views from that evening.

I’ve been working on a variety of projects this past week.  Below are a couple sketches from my Camino photos.

A friend and I might sell some of our crafts in an upcoming flea market.  I took a lot of things I have accumulated and started cutting, and gluing.  The first is the start of some small boxes.  I plan on mounting them on cardboard with wire to hang on a wall.  I’ll show that when I finish.  I think it will give them a sturdier look.

More to come.  The recipe above came from a very old cookbook I got at a yard sale.  It looks like it’s from the 1940’s, and is bound with string. It was put together by the Borden Company. I remember my mom buying Borden’s evaporated milk to use in various recipes when I was a child.  I love the illustrations in the book.  I’m going to use some of the pages to stamp on.

I’m gluing extra plates and cups together to make cookie pedestals.

I have been involved with a small political grassroots group since the 2016 election.  We want to help get Democrats elected to Congress in 2018.  We are ready to launch a website in two days. The site will have information on candidates and voting rights around the United States. The name of the site is Blue Sweep LA.

That’s all for now.  I hope your week is good.  Thank you for visiting my blog.