Have some milk that's gone bad? We did, so pulled out the food coloring and dish soap to make some color magic.
Eliza is fearless with the sewing machine; I am a bit more timid, so we invited a kindred fearless sewing buddy over for an afternoon of making...
The equinox found us in the woods with friends, soaking it up, enjoying the cooler air. And there were a few mushrooms...
Eliza has started playing with Inkscape...
And I enjoyed some sister love...(I love these moments so much)
And our house filled throughout the week with flowers and cake...it was my birthday!
I was humbled by the love I received. Three cakes from three friends, one of which was sent from Texas. A date at the art museum. A margarita with my husband and an impromptu party at the local pub, complete with as many birthday songs as we all could come up with. It was lovely!
|really, these are galls. aren't they beautiful?|
|these girls love an excuse for a party!|
When Dan asked what I wanted for my birthday I answered: a wallet and a day at United Plant Savers. Saturday he watched a gaggle of kids (and made soup and CAKE) while two friends and I headed down there for their Cohosh Celebration, a day of hiking and workshops in the most beautiful autumn weather.
|I'm easily distracted, but WOW.|
|beech nut and hull|
I went along on a plant walk while the dew was still fresh on the plants, and then sat in the sun for a Holistic Approaches to Menopause workshop. My brain and notebook are full of thoughts about this talk!
The afternoon talk was about trees - identifying them, the medicinal uses of them. Eliza and I travel to the Southeastern Women's Herbal Conference in a week - so excited we are! - but it was really nice to be able to take advantage of this local opportunity for deepening my learning.
Home at the end of the day for potlucking with friends, with a rousing game of animal/feelings charades...
|I think she was an ostrich...and she looks pretty happy...|
|she was a...human? doing a rubik's cube? dunno...|
|no Charades. just happppy.|