Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

 Design - "Three Great White Pumpkin" (kit)
Designer - Heart in Hand
Fabric - 32 count Tumbleweed linen
Floss - GAST - 2 threads over 2 strands 
Started - 11 October 1999
Completed - 22 October 1999

With their bright yellow beaks and feet, don't you think the Band-tailed Pigeons look as though they are wearing costumes?
I was always sure I was totally disguised and unrecognizable at Halloween.  I found a cute cartoon that illustrates the point perfectly.

The other evening I was pleased to see a small Hummingbird Hawk-moth working on a herb.  It has a long 'nose' and it hovers and 'hums' - all making it closely resemble a hummingbird while feeding on flowers.  I photographed a Hummingbird Clearwing Moth last summer and you can see it here.

A rather omnious sky.  Perfect for Halloween night!


Terri said...

I've recently become a follower and I've been having a great time reading about your garden and stitching! Both are lovely!!

Happy halloween!!

butterfly said...

Happy Halloween. Love your stitching and photos.

Danielle said...

I love your pumpkin finish! The checkered border is great.

Siobhán said...

Ummmm, yikes on that moth!! Neat picture, though! I love your HIHN, too!