Monday, July 13, 2015

Scraps and Sunsets

 Scraps are like old friends. I open a bin or drawer and I think" oh, I remember you". This is a tiny bit of the scraps that live in my closets, drawers, cupboards and plastc bins. I pulled this small lot this morning with no particular project in mind.  Not very tidy. The table is covered but you get the idea.  I need to sort them and if I`m lucky an idea will come forth. Over the last month I completed placemats and hot pads for my kitchen table. I have lots of WIP`s I`ll share in my next post. Mostly Halloween and Christmas projects



This was last nights sunset.  Awesome colors and I love the starkness of the Joshua trees.  I`m honored to live in this beautiful area.This is looking towards the Lost Basin mining claims area.  There was lots of  mining in the 1930`s and earlier. We used to metal detect the old dumps and camps. I don`t know how they coped with the heat 100 years ago. Clicking on the pictures will enlarge them.



This is my favorire sunset picture of all time.  Same view, same Joshua`s. My husband snapped this picture after a late afternnon thunderstorm in 2008.  He walked outside at the right time. Many of you have seen this picture before.


I`m still working on the major yard clean-up. I start about 5 in the morning and stop shortly after sunrise. I have allergic asthma and despite wearing a mask, if it`s windy I go inside. That limits my time. Lots of wind lately. When I`m inside I`m chasing the cat out of the flower pots. 

Thank you for visiting.

Cathy

6 comments:

  1. Both beautiful sunsets Cathy! It sounds like you adjust your day to the time of the year. It is nicer to work in the cooler temps and gentler winds. Take care and have a great week :)

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    1. Hi Sheila! It starts getting hot about eight..Soon as the sun is up. I`ll probably rake dead weeds today.

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  2. Funny about the scraps and "I remember you" as each one brings back memories of a prior project. Yes, I love that sky photo, actually all of your pictures of the desert and the skies.

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    1. Morning Nancy. The best sunrises and sunsets are just after storms with the sun behind the clouds. I hope you and your family are well.

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  3. Wow - those sunsets! blessings, marlene

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  4. I'm not a scrap saver, but I always love seeing what people do with them. Those sunset pictures are so beautiful!

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