Indian summer is in full swing in our neck of the woods. I'm absolutely loving every minute of it.
One of my girls is studying dendrology, and put together the sweetest nature journal/guide all about trees. From the bark, leaf types, seeds/berries, the crown, and location impact... it was very detailed. We had so much fun photographing different types of trees at a local farm. My favorite part of the guide, were her hand tinted sketches of the various leaves.
Not to mention, wildflowers. Have I ever told you how much I love wildflowers? Although, some might prefer to call them weeds, I think they're perfection.
'I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in...' ~John Muir, 1913, in L. M. Wolfe, John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, 1938
On another note, I drove by a yard sale over the weekend. Decided to stop, after spotting a large stand-up desk/work bench. Vintage, glossy enamel over solid steel, and incredibly heavy. I asked the gal running the sale about its history, and discovered it was from Martha Stewart's defunct Martha by Mail Catalog.
I went home to measure, convinced it would be the perfect addition to my basement work room. I even went an extra step and texted Bob a picture (normally, I like to surprise him after the fact). Too heavy to bring home alone, I arranged to pick it up the next day.
Upon arrival, we discovered it was two inches too wide to fit though most of the doorframes in the house. Complete yard sale fail.
For now, it makes a fine workbench or potting bench in the garage. At least, that's what I'm telling myself. It would've been perfect in the basement.