Design - "August Rings"
Designer - Bent Creek
Fabric - 32 count Country French Cafe mocha linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW -2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 26 August 2016
Completed - 28 August 2016
Here's another lighthouse, albeit a small one for Barb of the Wicked Stitcher!
It's a day to honor those all those who work by taking a day off from work.
As a history major, I always think about the Triangle Shirtwaste Factory fire of 1911. The owners had locked the doors to stairwells and exits, so over 146 garment workers, most young women aged 16-23 died when the building caught fire. I think sometimes we fail to appreciate how many workers died before workers's safety rules and the 40 hour work week became standard.
On a brighter and lighter note... HUMMERS!
My Rufous Hummingbirds have left.
It's All Anna's All the Time now.
I think I have a couple of females, this is a young one.
And here is an adult female.
And here's the King of Them All.
My male Anna's rarely perches.
I'm glad he did.
I do find the hummers fun to photograph.
I think they are incapable for taking a bad photo.
Here's my young male Anna's with a but of color on his throat.
He rather thinks he is something special.
And who am I to argue with him?
I spoke too soon!
There's still at least one Rufous Hummingbird in the backyard!
Robin in Virginia was kind enough to allow me to share her photo of Ruby-throat Hummingbirds. She has eight feeders, yep, eight! As there are a dozen birds surrounding these three feeders, I cannot imagine just how many birds she must have! Wow! I'd be sitting outside watching them for hours upon end!
There is a rather amazing video from March of 2015 showing the Rufous Hummingbird migration as they pass through Clatskanie, Oregon. Take a look at the swarm!