I will keep working away at this project for the next few weeks. If I can do a few stitches every day, it might get done before the guild quilt show in the fall.
We had our nieces here for the weekend and we took them on a field trip to Rondeau Provincial Park yesterday. We went on a couple of short hikes. Of course, I stopped to take pictures of the wildflowers and gave them a botany lesson on the names of the plants (at least the ones I knew!).
Queen Anne's Lace
Purple Loosestrife--not so desirable--it will take over and should be removed, but it is pretty.
I did not know the name of this one.
or this one...Can anyone out there help me out?
We also did a few forest ecology lessons too. They were surprised I knew about this stuff. (I have a biology degree.)
This squirrel was quite adept at getting to this "squirrel proofed" birdfeeder...
There were lots of these yellow warblers flitting about too.
Our nieces have gone home now and have been telling their parents about all of our adventures. It is lots of fun to have them visit. We have them come for the weekend a couple of times a year, usually once in the summer and once in December. We are trying for the best Aunt and Uncle awards! (We are their only aunt and uncle so we are bound to win the prizes!)
By the way, my new header picture was taken in Iceland--it is gray wooly moss that grows in the lava fields.