I love awakening in the night to see the moon through the branches and leaves of the trees around our home. One night this past week the moon looked like a wondrous blossom decorating the sky while bending to bask the earth in its glow...until the sun took over lighting the cultivated and wild blossoms on earth during the day.
Saturday, my youngest daughter invited her aunt and cousin over for an intro to spinning fiber workshop. We had a homemade drop spindle made from a dowel, cup hook, rubber grommet, and two CDs for them to try out, and my daughter's Ashford Elizabeth spinning wheel, also. My daughter had two different rovings for them to spin: some white Merino wool, and some Navajo-Churro wool from a zoo sheep named Titan :)
Today my oldest daughter and her husband and their girls came in from walking around the ponds with a bucket with some of the first ripe blackberries of the 2013 season! Woohoo! So then I went out to follow in their footsteps, and while I was at it I went down to the brook and tried to record its sights and sounds for you to enjoy. While I was sitting still I heard five or six different bird voices ... chirps, cackles, chortles, chuckles, but voices I was sad to realize that I could not identify as specific bird types. I also heard jets, small planes and cars pass over and by. Insects whined and buzzed by, two garter snakes slithered by and two birds and two butterflies landed near me but fluttered away before I could take photos of them. We will see if I succeed in getting Blogger to broadcast the bubbling brook :)
Mmmmm, the blackberries are yummy! What is ripe and yummy around you?