Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Winter's Walk

Design - "Let it Snow" (freebie)
Designer - Barbara Ana Designs
Fabric - 30 count R & R Iced Cappuccino linen
Fibers - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 26 January 2013
Completed - 27 January 2013

I like the bright cheerful colors the designer used for this stitch.
Barbara Ana has fun, whimsical designs.  She is very generous with free patterns and they can be found here. 
The rain has abated for the moment.  Let's take a walk.

A rose-hip provides a jolt of color on a dull day.

After several days of rain, the creeks are flowing full and fast.

I love the sound of running, rushing water.

It's good weather for mushrooms too.  These are well-named - Turkey Tail. 

I don't know the names of these colorful mushrooms.  They might be another variety of Turkey Tail.

There are several areas where Methuselah's Beard Lichen (Usnea longissima) thrives.

This area of my walk had a mossy carpet.

The Big Creek has enough water to appear strong and powerful.

This is probably Oakmoss Lichen (Evernia prunastri).  It happily grows on the branches of Oak and other deciduous trees.  

Mosses and lichens are challenging to identify.  This might be Small-flat Moss (Pseudotaxiphyllum elegans). It is found on forest floors.

As Dorothy's Creek descends down a hillside, it picks up speed on its journey.

All the trees are decorated with raindrops.

Time to head back inside - I hope you enjoyed today's walk.


Giovanna said...

What a cute snowman - so colourful.

Ranae said...

Adorable snowman
I love Barbara Ana designs

cucki said...

Sweet snowman :)
Hugs x

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Our weather seems to be mirroring yours at the moment, we've had so much heavy rain this week. The stitched piece is very cute.

Maggee said...
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Maggee said...

Had a lovely lunch outside in my car today and yesterday with this warm spell but I hear bad weather is coming our way now... Enjoyed the walk, especially the turkey tail mushrooms! Hugs!

Debbie said...

I love the colors on your snowman! Thanks for sharing your outdoor walk photos....always enjoy them.

Barb said...

The snowman is so pretty and colorful! I enjoyed the walk. I love seeing the raindrops on plants.

Karen said...

Love this finish... the colors are so bright and cheerful!

happy stitching...

Pam in IL said...

Raindrops everywhere! I thought about going out this morning for a walk and some pics, but it was so very windy. By this afternoon it was blowing snow that felt like your face was being sandblasted.

Even your cute snowman would be complaining about our brutal change in the weather.

Thanks for another great walk through nature.

Stress Less said...

Nice snowman!

Carol said...

Your snowman finish is so bright and cheery, Beth--perfect to brighten up these grey winter days!

Melanie said...

Just love these little snowman finishes! They are sooooooooo cute and cheery!!