It's been a long summer here. We are dealing with a huge fire in the Olympics which is stressful in itself, but the smoke is overwhelming now, added to the Canada fires smoke blowing south.
So today I shot this from the canal, can you spot the sun? Pretty eerie!
The Maple Fire started about the 4th of August I think. They have it contained on every side where there are people, at the forest roads. I'm only 6 miles as the crow flies, so I'm keeping close tabs on it.
In more joyful news, I think I have all the winter firewood in. This fun dump truck delivered.
I get a good workout stacking it!
My plants are mostly native to the cooler Pacific Northwest temperatures, so this long, hot, dry summer has been a little stressful for them! But the tomato and Clematis seem happy.
The swallows finally got their turn in the nesting box. There was a tenant dispute with the chestnut-backed chickadees early on and the latter won. But the swallows persisted and eventually got a late hatching in.
This little guy was the last to fly the coop.
I was busy in the Spring planning and creating new work for both my jewelry business and the supply shop. I have a lot of new work up in the Etsy shop, which can be viewed here www.jgray-design.com . I spent a few days creating some new hand dyed fibers for ribbons. It was fun to hang them outside on the deck for the first dry run.
I later cut these into ribbon widths and rewash them for a frayed edge look. They are a great supply for all kinds of DIY projects from jewelry to floral arranging. You can see them in my supply shop here www.jgdsupplies.com .
As Fall approaches I'll be wrapping up the outdoor projects and planning my annual trek out to the coast. I plan to take a zillion photographs! I need some new work to add to my website at http:j-gray.pixels.com .So be on the lookout for those toward the end of Sept.
So that's a wrap for now! Thanks for following along.