Friday, September 30, 2022

Waving Goodbye

Design - "Acorns & Squirrels"
Chart - "Samplers to Go"
Designer - Of Female Worth
Fabric - 36 count Antique White Edinburgh
Fibers - WDW
Started - 31 October 2010
Completed - 3 November 2010

This might well be the final time I see a Wilson's Warbler in 2022.

I got a nice gift as it posed for me.

Taking a final bow.

Such a bright yellow bird.

Safe journey to you.

I'll make due with these little guys as my winter guests.

A small group of inquisitive Bushtits.
Female with light eyes.

And a Chickadee hanging out with them.

Little puff ball.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Autumn Birds

Design - "Butternut Squash"
Chart - "Farmers' Market" #39
Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 28 count Pearl linen
Floss - DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 12 September 2012
Completed - 17 September 2012

The Cedar Waxwings always show up in good numbers in September and October.

A young bird

Another young bird

Flying in and looking up

A mature bird

A bunch of 'em

I guess I can count this female Acorn Woodpecker as an autumn bird. 

She's been by a couple of times a week.

Please keep visiting and bring your friends!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wednesday's Walk

 Off we go for our last walk in September.

Cow's Parsnip

Nootka Rose

Vine Maple

Ash? Can't remember for sure



Oak Galls


Pussy Willow


And a very interesting mushroom I've not seen before!
Back inside as we are getting some much needed rain showers.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Flycatcher Finale

 Design - "August"

Chart - "A Prairie Year"

Designer - The Prairie Schooler
Fabric - 32 count Lambswool linen
Fibers -DMC - 2 strands over 2 threads - watermelon seeds 1 strand smyrna crosses
Started - 15 August 2016
Completed - 19 August 2016

September is the end of flycatcher activity here.

I lucked out with three recent good sightings.
This might be a Willow Flycatcher.

The crown on the head says maybe this is a Western Wood Pewee.

And I'll go with Willow Flycatcher for this series.

The tipped head is charming.

Safe journey little one!

Monday, September 26, 2022

A Wonderful Warbler

Design - "Thankful"
Chart - "Twice Blessed"
Designer - Hands to Work
Fabric - 32 count Jack's Rum linen
Fibers - GAST & WDW - 2 strands over 2 threads
Started - 28 November 2017
Completed - 3 December 2017

Best Warbler sighting this month.
A Black-throated Gray Warbler!
Do you see it?

Here it is!

Side view

The distinctive black throat and yellow dots in front of the eyes.

I was very lucky as it stayed in place. 

Nature continues to gift me and all those who take the time to slow down and LOOK!

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sunday's Hummers

A nice collection of females this week.
I did see two males at the same time, but no photos of the encounter.

A female and an immature male.

Note the glowing throat.

Happy Sunday everyone!