Saturday, July 21, 2018

Queen Anne's Lace Deco

Every year the Queen Anne's lace blooms in profusion and I am drawn to the blossoms like a moth to a flame. This year I picked more blossoms to use in my pottery. It amazes me that a plant so mundane as a wild carrot could have such a delicate and beautiful blossom.
Here are a few pieces from years past. Green isn't such a popular color, even though these have all sold, it was slowly. This year I'll try glazes such as blue, coral and perhaps even white or yellow, We shall see.
I'll be at the farmers market today from 7 am to 1 pm, although it may be a wash out since we're expecting lots of rain. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Outing at the Lake

We finally made it to the lake. You can see we added a bimini top and a horseshoe grab bar to steady our footing getting into the boat. We were quoted $1100 and $900 by local canvas shops for the top. We got a top via internet for $149 and put it on ourselves. Several car problems and then lots of rain prevented us from going to the lake till today.

I'm not sure why we had to research and learn how to repair a car and tell the repair shop how to do it? For two different problems, one the cooling fan and the other the power steering pump. Sometimes it's so exhausting fighting with supposed experts who don't seem to care to do a good job.
As we were launching our boat we saw a couple coming in from fishing. They had caught a 36 in long bass. Amazing. Above you see us out on the lake. Gary is driving and I'm sitting in the back taking the photos. We went by several islands, on one island we saw a blue heron land in it's nest. Our fish finder told us there were lots of fish under the water. Gary mistakenly left the bait at home so we didn't do any fishing. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Lemon Cucumber Harvest

The lemon cucumber harvest this week.
This is from two plants, very prolific.
Five are missing because I sent Gary to harvest
earlier in the week and he picked tiny green ones.
He said, "You didn't tell me they had to be yellow"
Hello, they are lemon cucumbers.
Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.
Click above link to learn more about this heirloom variety.
Thanks for reading and for all your comments.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Leaves are Good Sellers

Leaves are good sellers so I can't have too many.
These are from the latest firing.
Most folks like a particular color.

I've been using my plate stacker for the leaves
at the market and it's working out great.
I'll be at the farmers market today from 7 am to 1 pm. 
Thanks for reading and for all your comments.