Friday, November 9, 2012

The Colors of My Days


I've been enjoying the mild weather and splendid autumn color in Portlandia while thinking of those who were impacted by the storms on the east coast.  Also enjoying a brave little brown bunny that has made an appearance in our front yard a few times over the past several days.  Sampling the clover in our grass, it freezes when it senses me and on one occasion, turned and scampered back into the rugosa rose patch with lightening speed.  Mind you, rabbits are not common here.  In fact, I've never seen one in Portland, and I can't help but wonder if this one was someone's pet that was released.  Regrettably, urban coyotes are prevalent here, so I fear for this sweet bunny.  

The sumac bush was absolutely splendid several days ago, when I didn't have my camera on my walk.  It was like a weaving with a warp of green leaves interwoven with the intense yellow and red leaves.  I kept wanting to get back to it to take photos, but each day, the light was too low by the time I got out for my walk.  I finally made it back to it today in the late afternoon, with light in the sky and camera in hand, but wouldn't you know it, the leaves had withered. 

The photo of the colorful spools was taken at Beam,& Anchor, a wonderful new store in northeast Portland.  More about that next time. :)

Have a wonderful day!


holly aka golly said...

Beautiful! Loving those shades of pink. Have a great weekend!

Carole said...

Hi Gloria, your photos could have been taken here on the Island. We are surrounded by the same beautiful colours. The wild bunnies that live in the bushes down the street often wonder up to our yard for a garden feast. I thank them for their manure. I'm off to check out Beam & Anchor. Have a wonderful day too!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Thanks, Holly! Wonderful things are coming from your studio! Truly amazing!

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Carole,

So maybe the bunny is wild. We're certainly close to wooded "corridors" so it's a possibility. By the way, I love the pieces you produced during Steven Aimone's workshop. :)

marie-louise said...

Nice Gloria:)

Victoria said...

Such splendid color!

And fingers crossed your bunny doesn't become coyote food. Our yard use to be filled with wild bunnies, but lately I haven't seen any. Maybe they all headed west for the winter?!