A good day for photography

After dealing with a sick computer and new technology (Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge) on Friday, I took the afternoon off to visit the Mildred B Cooper Memorial Chapel trail to see what was sprouting up.

Sign

Sign

Mildred B Cooper Memorial Chapel

Mildred B Cooper Memorial Chapel

I specifically wanted to photograph the dogwood surrounded by azaleas.  Well, the dogwood is still there and the azaleas were brilliant, but the dogwood has grown quite tall since I last photographed itas.

Dogwood, azaleas

Dogwood, azaleas

I thought I was missing the bumblebees as they flitted back and forth but I got some close-ups.

Azalea with bumblebee

Azalea with bumblebee

There is still clean-up going on from previous flooding and tree falls.

Log pile

Log pile

The web worms have started.

Web worms

Web worms

And speaking of clean-up, I noticed what looked like purple streamers behind the benches on the trail.  They are actually small containers of poo-bags.

Pooh bags behind bench

Poo-bags behind bench

Before heading home, I stopped by Lake Norwood, where we used to rent a place before moving here.  As I was photographing the water, some geese came into view and I captured this family with two goslings.  Watch for new posts this week as I try to catch up from having technical difficulties last week.

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Hi—I’m Candy P. I live in beautiful Northwest Arkansas and write this blog about quilting. I love the entire process of quilting from design to piecing and appliqué, to free-motion quilting on my Janome. I have been sewing since I was five and started quilting in 1991 with a group in NE Minnesota. We used cardboard templates and scissors and did everything by hand. I have since made traditional quilts, donation quilts and Quilts of Valor; I’ve done paper piecing and foundation quilting but now really enjoy improvisational piecing using scraps from my stash or my hand dyed fabrics and making art quilts. I am also currently trying to finish any and all unfinished projects. I am so far behind I can never die. I have always been a maker, a sewist and needleworker, running the gamut from hand embroidery to macramé, knitting, crocheting, crafts, book binding and mixed media projects. I have taught a lot of handicraft classes including fabric painting, origami, and calligraphy, Dancercise (who remembers that) and my own exercise classes. When I’m not in the garage dyeing fabric or in my studio, I’m at Zumba or walking on local trails and photographing art or whatever catches my eye. I currently belong to Crystal Bridges, AQS, The Quilt Show, NWA Modern Quilt Guild and the Van Go-Go Girls (a local art quilt group). I occasionally make it to the piano and the golf course and enjoy cooking with my husband and generally wreaking some kind of havoc with my daughter. You can read my previous blog at Kandykwilts.blogspot.com but you cannot read my blog as northwind at The Quilt Show, apparently lost forever. I write about my current projects, mistakes and all, and often tell you what products I use (with no compensation). I am open to suggestions about blog posts and will be happy to answer any questions you may have about my projects or posts. Comment or email me. Feedback is most welcome—just be kind.

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