Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a theme challenge for us.
On a personal note:
Before I get to a couple of photos - Teri asked me where I got the shaped rectangle stitched die from last night's card. Teri, you will be glad to here that it is from your neck of the woods :-) Studio Katia is the source of the rectangles and, just as Kelly said, the shape has a nice modern twist to it.
The garden is ridiculously quiet without all of our summer visitors. Our regular birds seem to have settled back into their normal routine; the wonderful goldfinches have lost their bright summer breeding colors and are difficult to distinguish among the yellowing leaves. The wetland and woodland have taken on a distinctly autumnal feel and there are some cool breezes coming from the north.
Even after almost 5 years, this little guy hasn't given up trying to get to the feeders and even though we have had the racoon baffle up since the very beginning, the squirrels will still regularly try to see if it has mysteriously disappeared.
I love this photo of the dove and the female grosbeak waiting their turn at the feeder. Even though the squirrel can't get to it - they certainly can:-)
I'm still amazed by how many flowers we got this year. Here's a photo of the last of the summer flowers. Almost all of the flowers have turned to seed and the goldfinches and sparrows are loving having such an expansive source of food.
I'll back with with another card on Tuesday. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight, including my dearest Tinkerbell.
- Cardstock: Woodgrain brown - Altenew. Canson hot pressed water color paper
- Stamp: Perfect Pear - Penny Black
- Sentiment: Thinking of you - Altenew
- Inks: Zig watercolor markers