|AS YOU CAN SEE...I have taken to writing my pattern notes |
on my weavers cloth :)
Good Wednesday afternoon to you. The last day of August is cloudy and humid here in Vermont with a gusty cool wind blustering about every few minutes. It's as if Summer is fighting to stay as Autumn tries to shove her off. Or, it may be that August is giving us one last taste of humidity so you won't feel quite so bad to see September, and the inevitable cool weather to follow, arrive. Personally, I can not wait for cool, crisp weather and snowflakes floating through the air!!! :) At any rate, it's quite lovely out and the fluttering breeze swaying the tree branches and spinning the fern baskets on the front porch is a natural mood enhancer. I LOVE the wind..I always have...I feel like it makes things interesting.
Speaking of interesting...WE HAD ONE OF THESE FELLOWS IN THE BACK YARD YESTERDAY!!! A FISHER CAT..it's a type of weasel apparently. Obviously I did not take this photo yesterday!! It was too quick for me to photograph and well...I didn't know what it was and by the time I finished saying to myself..what on earth is that...it was long gone. I've actually seen it once before.....I did not know what it was then either. Both times I was far enough away to not be able to get a good look at it but I also knew it was something I had never seen before.. Finally after seeing it yesterday (for the second time) mostly it's back and tail as it was jumping off the stone wall on the edge of our property, I came inside and did a bit of research.
Apparently they are VERY common here in Vermont but very elusive so they are not often seen by us regular folks just hanging out at home. They are apparently very mean and kill all manner of small animals, young birds (turkey's even) CATS and will attack dogs. You know how I love animals but....this guy has GOT TO GO!!! Oliver has been going crazy all Summer running up to the stone wall and barking like a mad man. Mark and I have been assuming it's deer and we just never saw them (which we thought was odd but didn't think TOO much of, as our woods are quite dense) tho we did ask each other a time or two..."but why can't we hear them running through the woods??" We even thought it might be a bear close enough for him to smell but not close enough for us to see or hear. Well..... after seeing this guy twice and finding out our woods are their favorite type of area..I think we've solved the mystery...but he's still got to go.
I don't know what I would do if we were walking in the woods and this thing attacked my boy!!! Apparently they do not hunt or stalk their prey...they are the.......walking along..oh there's a rabbit...let's kill it .....kind of animal. It's like having a murderer living in our woods!!! And Larry, our sweet kitty, sticks close to the house, but he does like to chase the chipmunks on the stone wall now and again, and that's where this thing was!!! Seriously..it's unnerving!!!
OKAY..on to more pleasant topics....I've made some lovely progress on Autumn On Acorn Farm..I am LOVING it!! Tho I must say, I am planning on a black background and i'm a little worried it might not be right.......I don't want the design to get lost.... What do you think?
I'm off now as Oliver is pacing..letting me know that it is 4:56 and his dinner time is 5pm...as if I could forget ;).
FAREWELL SUMMER..YOU'VE BEEN WONDERFUL.
Until next time, wishing you a wonderful evening, doreen