Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Joy is the best makeup.     

-Anne Lamont

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday's Something Special-Part II-Imagine

This is from a Dimensions mini kit design.  I changed the words from 'Thank You' to 'Imagine'.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Haiku 4 U

rising endlessly
from off the concrete pavement
a mirage shimmers

© Lydia Lowe 8/21/2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cactus Flower

I haven't had much luck with my garden this year.  It's been so hot---triple digits for most of the summer---anything I plant has to contend with being surrounded by concrete, brick, and river rock plus full sun from dawn until 2:00 p.m.  This year I had a friend give me 4 cactus and I had one of those die!!!  Most everything has died or is hanging on by a wing and a prayer.  Until . . .

One of my cacti put on this rather ugly grey fuzzy thing.  I watched it.  Over time it grew green, then it began to lengthen out and grew thick.  Then this pod appeared on the end, a pretty shimmery green which changed over time to shimmery green and vibrant lavendar.  It became . . .

Check out these photo's . . .

How exciting!  What's the bloom going to look like?

This was Wednesday night.  I thought it would probably bloom by morning.  It's so close here.

This is what greeted me on Thursday morning when I walked out my front door.

A couple of flying insects showed up this morning to investigate.  One got trapped down inside.  The other flew away.

Notice the little star type thing off to the right side. . .that is actually the central stamen.  Notice the little grey fuzzy on the cacti to the right.  It's the start of a new bloom, I think.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”

-Leo Tolstoy

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday's Something Special

Too funny . . .
This was inspired by a similar piece that I saw on bookwormbethie

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Haiku 4 U

dash across pavement
racing to the ice cream truck
sticky ice crunchies

© Lydia Lowe 7/23/2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Good humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society. 

William Makepeace Thackeray

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday's Something Special-Part I-Believe

This is from a Dimensions mini kit design.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Haiku 4 U

grass, a yellow crisp
walk across it and it breaks
like dry, brittle bones

© Lydia Lowe 7/23/2012

Friday, August 10, 2012

Tri-Rivers Fair 2012

I entered my Poem Quilt from this years Silver Needles Quilt Challenge, entitled: Keep a Green Tree . . .  in the Tri-Rivers Fair and won 2nd Place in the division: Wallhangings - machine pieced/hand quilted.  You can see a photo of the quilt here.  Keep A Green Tree . . .

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life. 

Marcel Proust

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sunday's Something Special

This is from a Dimensions mini kit design.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Haiku 4 U

sunshine and shadow
sun high overhead draws line
deep shade cools the heat
                                         . . . . .of day

© Lydia Lowe 6/25/2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Thursday's Quote Me

Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.

Saul Bellow