The last few days have been so beautiful here in Boring, Oregon... sunny but moderate temperatures, and the colors of the foliage stunning... demanding my attention and appreciation.
|Not long ago my youngest son harvested his colorful carrots. I loved seeing their various colors and shapes... and the ones I tasted were delicious!|
|The nurseries around us have contrasting but complementary colorful rows of trees and shrubs and vines, the farmers' artistry expressed on the canvas of the earth.|
|The landscape artists of various businesses have painted the earth in their charge so wonderfully I want to stop and applaud...or at least take lots of photos in appreciation or their work.|
|At one crossroad I stopped to take this photo lured to follow the road in this direction,|
|but instead, I turned in the opposite direction and in two blocks came across this amazing sight, trees safely aflame in firey beauty,|
|and across from them a pumpkin patch with families riding in hay wagons,|
|hunting for perfect pumpkins to wheel back to their cars for the ride home.|
|I explored Barton Park along the muddy brown Clackamas River, which was swollen by recent rains, while green and golden trees stood at alert on the river banks,|
|and golden leafed trees highlighted the lovely arch of the bridge.|
|It is a wonderful reward to capture a glimpse of Mt. Hood after it has been hidden under the clouds of stormy weather that have contributed to its impressive white snowpack.|
|During the stormy weather though, I have been gathering colorful elements to craft various projects inside, like this woven bracelet leashed together with a whimsical sheep button. I followed the first weaving pattern in this Youtube video HERE.|
|Do you see two starfish on a beach enjoying the sunrise or sunset in this watercolor painting I made on a card?|
|This colorful crocheted hat for Rosie I completed using my friend, Teresa Kasner's pattern you can find for free HERE.|
There are several other projects that I have completed and more that are works in process. One day I plan to show you more :)
Are you enjoying others colorful crafting or being involved in crafting something colorful yourself in whatever season of life you are in?