Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Plentiful Sunshine


That's what the weather report for today said. We're not having just any old ordinary sunny day. We are having plentiful sunshine. That makes me smile. A day abundant and plentiful with sunshine.

What also makes me smile is that autumn seems just around the corner. When I went out with the dogs early this morning it was a mere 62F degrees. I actually shivered and thought about putting on a hoody. I love autumn. And over the last few days I have been making beads like a squirrel gathering nuts for winter. Hundreds of beads. I am not entirely sure what got into me.


There are beads in sassy new shapes and textures. I can't wait to glaze these up. I am seeing corals, and pumpkin, and toasty rust colours. Maybe some blues too because I still like blue even in autumn.


And there old familiar beads. Lots of birds. I love making birds. I feel peaceful when I make them.

Now I think I will head out and enjoy some more of that plentiful sunshine before Hurricaine Irene heads into the Carolinas. Because when that happens it will be plentiful rain and wind.

16 comments:

Kathy Van Kleeck said...

Wowie zowie! You go girl! I know that must feel amazing and fall is on the way ... it was 56 when I got up this morning here in the mountains! Sweet relief.

Izzy said...

You know those owls won me over. How sweet! Sorry we have to welcome you with a hurricane. Fortunately you are far enough in from the shore that you should be okay. Perhaps wind damage. So you better tie down all those newly made beads so they don't blow away! =) Be safe my new friend.

Greer said...

He he that little upside down owl is obviously a teenager!
Stake down that 'tomatozilla' and keep your heads down for safety

Silver Parrot said...

I'm likin' those kinda floral/snowflake looking disks in the middle picture. Definitely do some of those in blue!

KJ

SueBeads said...

Can't wait to see your beadies! And be careful and good luck! We are concerned about our place too!

sharon said...

I am really into plentiful sunshine, and I am glad you shared it with us here today too because it was also plentiful here!
You are on fire with those gorgeous beads!

mairedodd said...

yes, today was abundantly sunny and cool... but also very strange... i felt the earthquake that hit virginia... i thought i had lost my mind and was afraid to ask anyone else if they had felt it... the funny part? i was stamping in my basement - 'cause' and 'effect'... i was on 'effect' as my stool began to rock...
what do you make of that?

Judy said...

I can't wait to see the your fall colors. I think we all are ready for a change of season and some nice crisp air. Some heavy rain would be welcomed here, it has been an extremely dry month.

Studio Sylvia said...

These all look fabulous, LeAnn. It;s a glorious day here in Melbourne too. Sunny and bright!

Laura Twiford said...

I'm feeling the need to get my hands in some clay again LeAnn! And that first feeling of the change of seasons from summer to fall is exhilirating isn't it? It always gives me a boost of energy too. I love sept and october the best! Can't wait to make soups and breads again too. AAhhh, Autumn, gotta love it!

somethingunique said...

Hi LeeAnn, I am having a Hoot!! looking at all those little owls and birds, you can put my name on 4 of those little cuties...i'll send you a convo...yippy skippy i'm so excited!!!
ttfn Lana :)

somethingunique said...

omg i was so excited about the owls i forgot to add.... please stay safe i hope you don't get hit too hard...the weather around the entire world has been crazy as of late...be safe my dear!
Lana :)

My Life Under the Bus said...

I love fall too!!! Cooler weather and pretty colors and hahahaha that little upside down fella...there's always one in the bunch isn't there??? : )

windrock studio said...

Hey LeAnn, you're a girl after my own heart ~ Autumn is the most amazing time of all, I can understand about all the bead making!
Be sure and batten down the hatches, hope Irene gives you a break there.

barbarasfernald.com said...

I was so busy looking nat all that beady potential, I forgot you are getting hit by this storm. Stay safe!
I also got a kick out of that little upside down owl.
We are battening down the hatches in Maine for the same storm you are about to get.
Stay safe!

Carol B said...

LOL at 62 degrees! What the heck? Austin tied the all-time record high of 112 yesterday.