Wednesday, September 23, 2015

An Autumn Walk

Design - "Patchwork Cats"
Designer - Barrick Samplers
Fabric - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Fibers - 17 February 2002
Started - 17 February 2002
Completed - 27 May 2002

Yet another older cat stitch.  Sometimes when looking at something after several years, you notice a new/old detail like the heart in the bottom left square. 

It is officially autumn - let's take a walk and see what there is to be seen.

We were blessed with a bit more rain last week.

Some plants, like this blackberry, don't know when to quit!  There is no way that these blooms will ever see mature fruit. 

Thistles also never say die!

I am enjoying the sweet yellow blossoms of Linaria vulgaris - Butter and Eggs.

The very edges of the oak leaves are starting to turn color.

The dogwood leaves turn a lovely crimson.  Can you see the small orange honeysuckle berries twining up the leaves?

Poison oak is another autumn beauty - don't touch!

Sweet little pale purple flowers of our native Douglas aster. 

The wild cherries make a statement come autumn

And the day ends with a lovely sunset!


Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

There have been some gorgeous sunsets here! We are seeing some color but to be honest, it is so dry that many trees are just dropping their leaves. Love your Kathy Barrick cat finish :) Did you see her newest Heaven and Nature Sing? Oh my word, I saw it and 5 minutes later I was purchasing it at her Etsy site. LOL!

Carol said...

What a beautiful walk on this first day of autumn, Beth! And that kitty finish is another winner :)

Vickie said...

ooOoo! That is a great sunset picture Beth.

Le trame della Galaverna said...

Happy autumn and xxx
It is a lovely season

Barb said...

What a beautiful sunset! I so enjoyed your walk and the signs of fall. A very cute cat stitch!

Maggee said...

Yup--there's another KB/GH piece... really nice also! I discovered her years after she stopped designing GH, but now she is designing again, and some of it is pretty nicely done! Hard to know if Autumn is here yet... now all our colors are blowing away! Yikes! Hugs!