This Sunday I have another of our feathered friends. I was out for my morning walk and spotted this raptor. He/she was perched on a fence and let me get close enough for a photo. It hangs out in the area and we frequently see him/her hunting and often hear them calling to each other. There is plenty to eat here with lots of squirrels and bunnies. I think they eat the lizards, too. Many of our neighbors marvel about how close these birds are perching near humans. I sometimes wonder if we are the ones being studied.
As I am typing this, I can hear roosters already competing on who can crow the loudest and I have the door closed and AC on so it is surprising how loud they can be, plus they aren’t in my development but in the surrounding area. There is also a mockingbird making angry chatter about something which isn’t surprising. They seem to be annoyed about everything this time of year.
This is another pattern that I created on my IPad from the sketch I did for the other stuffed kitty. I changed the kitty to have a hat and swapped the pumpkin for a moon. However, I had to changed some things on the fly and and I still may have to tweak the next one.
Not everything I “find” on a page is an animal. The other day I found a rose, and on this page, I found a lady with flowers, her expression showing us that maybe stopping to smell the flowers and taking that moment for a quick meditation, just may be what the “doctor” ordered.
I like to make felt creatures and dabble a bit with textiles. Creating patterns and seeing how they turn out is fun. I also see what needs tweaking for the next one, but just seeing the outcome and whether or not the pattern was successful is pretty amazing. This is a nice relaxing exercise that helps me think of even more ideas. I never imagined being someone who sews but these are basic stitches that even I can master.
This pattern started out as a sketch in my sketchbook, that I pulled into Procreate and then created my pattern from the sketch. I kept it simple but I wanted to do so much more lol.
I may make a bunch of these and sell them. At the least, I’ll probably mail one to my mom.
Labor Day, (last Monday), John and I went on one of our “tiny adventures” and we passed by a pond and John said he saw an eagle. So we turned around and went back and I took these photos and sure enough, it was. It’s not the first time we’ve seen eagles. They are in many parts of Florida, but it’s always awesome to see one.