Friday, November 18, 2011

Odd & Ends

I've made a nice start on my "Thanksgiving Sampler".  A storm moved in Wednesday afternoon with wind and rain.  It knocked down most of the remaining leaves and lots of fir needles too.  Today the wind and rain continues...good "Stay Inside and Stitch" weather.    

One of the pretty native shrubs this time of year is the Oregon Grape (Mahonia).  The leaves are holly-like.

And like holly, Mahonia has berries too - but they are a pretty sky blue. 

I potted up my Begonia cuttings a few days ago.  I applied a rooting hormone and now it's a matter of wait and see.

On the Quail front, the news is hopeful.  I saw 4 or five late yesterday afternoon, and again today mid-morning.  They are sticking very very close to brushy, thicketed areas.  And as we still have lots of hawks in the area, I think that is a good strategy. 


CalamityJr said...

Enjoy your unplanned stitching day! Pumpkin Pie and the sampler are looking good!

RuthB said...

Good quails! Smart quails!

Congrats on your stitching progress -- I hope to emulate your progress this weekend.

Mouse said...

ooo a good stitchy day yeahhh .. we used to have a mahonia in our last garden .... and yippee on the sightings of the quail :) love mouse xxxx

Casa Pearl said...

I look forward to seeing your progress on the Thanksgiving piece. It looks great so far.

Lois said...

Sometimes those unexpected 'stay in and stitch' days are just the best. Nice progress on your WIP.