Saturday, September 24, 2016



The Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza was held in the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center September 14 - 17.

I didn't have the opportunity to attend, and was very pleased to find a ribbon on my quilt when it was returned to me.

"Pueblos" won a ribbon for Best Longarm Machine Workmanship.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Flowers

Our perennial gardens are trimmed and looking "spiffy" under a beautiful sky.  The sundial casts an accurate pattern from the afternoon sun.

The Russian Sage  has prospered despite the lack of rain.  The horse pasture is visable in the background.

The fall clematis provides a cover for a pergola at the center of the perennial display.

Another view of the clematis from the grassy lane near the grapes and raspberries.

The zebra grass hides a path to the Zen-inspired gazebo garden with its winding path with a stone bench and a lighthouse-like granite column.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Snapping Turtle

One of our large retention ponds has dried up and holds only some mud and an inhabitant from prehistoric ancestry.

The turtle lifts itself from a submerged unsatisfactory winter spot and heads across the lawns and pasture to a large multi-acre body of water on the west side of our property.

Monday, September 12, 2016


Millie (our feral cat) had an open wound on her back that needed help from the vet.  It was quite a job getting her into the kitty carrier, but the vet sedated her for treatment and Millie was still sleeping five hours later.

The vet said Millie had to stay in the house for at least five days, and since she's always stayed outside, we wondered how that was going to work!

We shouldn't have worried....  Just like a "real" cat, she pretty quickly made herself at home.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sweet Corn

We haven't been growing our own sweet corn the last few years,  and have found wonderful corn at Morrisey Farms, just a short distance from our house.

It was so good this year, that we decided to put some in our freezer for the winter and bought a boxfull.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

A Priscilla Visit

We were happy to have Priscilla here for a visit, but probably the happiest was Suki. 

Priscilla is one of Suki's most favorite people, and Suki spends as much time with her as she can.

Priscilla is winding down her vending activities and is selling out the rest of the special items she has brought back from her overseas travels.  She had a sale table at the first meeting of the Genesee Valley Quilt Club.

We went for dinner at Benucci's in Pittsford Plaza, and it was very good.  (We recommend the salmon!)

The flowers on both sides of the driveway in front of the restaurant were lovely.