|geese on campus|
On the campus where the pottery studio is there are geese... lots of geese! I took this pic as I walked out on the back patio and was looking through the gate. There were more than you can see in the picture but my panoramic shots don't work very well. Anyway, I counted about 24. I like them, but they are noisy... and will chase you if they get the chance.
Last Spring there were lots of little gooslings (?), but they seem to have disappeared. Someone said that the large number of water turtles in the lake (in the background) may have eaten them... (yuck!).
OK... back to my bookshelf barnyard:
|my chickens are growing in number|
one chicken escaped to join 'the reader'...
|these are awaiting bookend that is currently in kiln|
Once my bookend base is fired (its in the kiln), I plan to put 'the reader' on it... with or without chicken.
and lastly, with Fall approaching, I sculpted a few pumpkins - just for the fun of it.
These need another coat of underglaze, then need to be fired, and blackbird stain applied. I will post a picture when they are finished.
My red bell peppers are just starting to turn red. There are 4 on the plant. Hopefully they will all make it. I seem to have better luck when I take them off when they are green, but am trying to wait until they turn at least partially red. Then they can ripen the rest of the way on the kitchen windowsill.
|starting to turn red|
and my parsley that seemed to be dying due to the August heat has revived and is looking well again. Basil has gone to seed.
Almost time to put out the Halloween decorations! We don't do much - just a few pumpkins and a seasonal sign or two. Will probably put these out this weekend. But I will post a pic my son had on Facebook of grand daughter playing around last Halloween.
As you can see, we all like cats!