Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Natural beauties...........

The sun late one day uptown here looked like a molten circle of gold......it
was one of our hot, humid days with smoke in the air all the way from the NC coast, where they are still fighting forest fires. That is about 170 miles southeast of here, but most of the eastern part of the state and up into Virginia had drifts of the smoke for days. I most worried about the innocent wildlife, of course. Thankfully, the fires are being contained now.

Ahhhh............a perfect example of the old-fashioned common southern "daylily". Nearly every yard has them now; and even clumps of bulbs thrown away years ago alongside the roadway ditches are blooming. They are good and drought-resistant; it's a pity they only show their beauty for one short-lived day for each bloom. But just gaze upon the splendor.........it makes the day worth it, I suppose. Only God knows the whys and why-nots of the wonderful world of Mother Nature we have all around us; we are so blessed in this rural area of the south to have such beauty. I wish everyone who is in such a hurry would stop and LOOK at these little daily miracles happening all around us. Don't wait until you are OLD.........there is beauty all around, if you will slow down and look around you!
And is this not a beautiful FIRST beaded cuff bracelet?!!! My friend Deborah (of our Sunday afternoon art group) tackled the job like a pro and used this poly clay focal piece to start. Then she added fat round glass beads along the center sides and filled in with various tiny size 11 seed beads. I'm so happy to get my friends into beading with me!! Now "Dee" is working on a new pink and white round brooch..........and it's time for me to go add some beads to my own June square! Stay tuned...............

1 comment:

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

OO, bee-you-ty-full FLOWER. Love the way you BLOOM, Monica :)