Once again I had a lovely encounter with the sweet and friendly Kathe of Passion Flower Farms. I told you in an earlier post how beautiful her arrangements are. Today she made my day brighter by giving me one. It sits in my kitchen window making me happy each time I look in it's direction. Thank you again Kathe. Work on that blog idea and I will tell others to go there. Kathe's daughter joined her and their two smiles were even more beautiful than the flowers!
What can be better than a gorgeous summer Saturday morning breakfast with friends and a visit to the Bath Farmers Market? A slight breeze, no humidity, blue skies and wispy cotton clouds, the river in view and lots of fresh flowers and vegetables.
Here I'll make a plug for the lovely flower arrangements presented by Passion Flower Farms. Each arrangement contains some very interesting flowers and they are mixed together so elegantly. My friend buys a bunch every Saturday and says they last a long time if you change the water every day.
There were many fantastic splashes of color and pattern all throughout as I walked. I couldn't resist taking several pictures. I'll enjoy coming back to this in the dead of winter when I have the blahs and I am wearing layers of clothing!
I finally finished another pendant. Sometimes I sell my very elaborate freeform peyote stitch necklaces at shows and customers love them, but feel the aren't affordable. I've tried to make something that is just as beautiful, but not quite as involved so I could keep the prices down. I've completed a very earthy brown one I am calling "Nutmeg and Cinnamon". A link to my etsy shop where it is for sale is here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=28969694
Isn't it fun to discover strange and interesting art forms on a trip? While driving in Rangeley, Maine, we happened upon this tall sculpture, a collection of shoes nailed to a pole. It really was in the middle of nowhere and you had to be observant to see it. Not far from it was another pole which was in progress with hats. Now all you need to do is gather some clothing, a heavy duty staple gun and find a pole.
A beautiful drive north into Rangeley today. Truly spectacular scenery and quite different from the coast of Maine that I am used to. We were in search of two relatives that we never did find.
On the drive home at dusk, we slammed on the brakes and avoided hitting a big moose who decided to take a stroll across the highway. The car behind us couldn't stop and swerved around us nearly hitting us or that moose. We pulled over about mile ahead and talked to the other driver who blew out a tire in the incident. No injuries in the adventure but the adrenilin sure was pumped!
I had my camera sitting on my lap, but it happened so fast and I was enthralled with the sight of that big animal, so no photo.
A lovely summer day began with breakfast at Betty's. Veggie omelets, blueberry pancakes and links and sunshine in abundance. Afterwards a stroll down by the river and the fun of visual and actual sampling of the goodies at the Saturday farmer's market.