September 27, 2018

Wandering Camera - Update

Since it's been hot the fall colours aren't really painting the world yet with vivid red, orange, and yellow, but soon I hope.

 I happened upon the following lovely fall quote today.

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all."

 Stanley Horowitz


 Wild grapevine.

Cattails. A perennial favourite of mine.


A puff ball mushroom. Apparently you can eat it.  At first, I thought it was an old soccer ball.  Me being me I gave it a poke with a small reed. It felt like a mushroom but I couldn't believe my eyes. A friend of mine on instagram named it for me.  

Seeds of Queen Anne's Lace.

A low pressure system coming in.

If you've been reading along, you may remember a similar painting. I finished this one recently.

On the needles. A cabled hat. Yarn from Brooklyn Tweed.


We had a tornado warning about a week ago. I was oblivious to it. (I now have a weather alert app.)
Unfortunately, six tornadoes touched down in Ottawa/Gatineau region, causing a lot of damage and shock. Although Canada does get an occasional tornado it usually doesn't amount to much, so we are all reeling. Hopefully, people will be able to rebuild before winter sets in.

'Til next time, lovelies.    Cultivate your dreams.

19 comments:

  1. Somewhere in the world there is always weather causing many problems, isn't there. Love that quote, Dixie. It encapsulates the seasons perfectly. My goodness the puff ball mushroom is intriguing; I have not heard of such a thing. Your watercolour is lovely with the overspilling pretty flowers and sweet bird. Lovely hat too....you might be needing that soon.

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    1. Thank you, lovely Kim.
      I had fun with the painting.
      Yes, the hat will be needed soon. I better get those
      needles clicking.

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  2. Lovely post Dixie,love your pics.Love your knitting,hope you have a wonderful week my friend xx

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    1. Thank you, Shez.
      I hope you are having a wonderful spring!

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  3. Interesting mushroom. I haven't seen anything like that before. We didn't have a tornado warning, but an actual tornado without a warning or watch.

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    1. O, how scary. And with no warning. Most people, I think, ignored the warning because in Canada we are not use to such things.
      I hope all is okay.

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  4. Anonymous4:33 pm

    Hi Dixie: A lovely blog with lots of pictures including Ms. Birdie, and I love the knitted cap. I imagine if I were to look very closely at your knitting every stitch would be perfection. Guy's nephew and his family live in Gatineau. We haven't heard if they were 'touched' by a tornado or not. I hope not. I expect we would have heard if they had been. Love, Joannie

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    1. Thank you, Joannie. You are a gem!
      I had to take out quite a bit of the hat. Too loose around the cable.
      However, good yarn makes good stitches. Sounds like an maxim from school. L
      I hope all is okay with the family in Gatineau.

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  5. I'm hearing of so many problems caused by the weather these days, nature is a formidable force. I love your photos, that one of the mushroom is really interesting. I love your painting too.

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    1. Hi Anne,
      Yes, it can be frightening weather wise these days. We had such an unusually hot summer, so that didn't help.
      Thank you so much. I enjoyed your visit. :)

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  6. Oh that front coming in is beautiful! great capture - and the mush room I was thinking it was a ball too! cool!

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    1. Thank you, Alycia.
      One minute the front was not there and the next minute it was. On retrospect, it couldn't have happened that fast, but it seemed to.

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  7. Hi Dixie, it sounds like you weren't affected by the tornadoes - good. It sure was an unusual event. We didn't get much more than severe wind and rain in Orleans. I love your photo of cattails - swamps are my favourite spaces. Your painting is lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Andree.
      Cattails are a wonder. I've tried over the years to bring a few in, but without shellac they usually burst at the seams. The only family member ever to enjoy the spectacle: the cat. :)

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  8. An interesting set of photos in this post - my favorite is the shot of the Queen Anne's Lace - so delicate. Hope the Canadians affected by the tornado are starting to recover … weird weather events seem to happen in more and more places!

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    1. Queen Anne's Lace has always been a favorite of mine. I love the delicacy of the blooms and the seeds.
      Many houses were lost or damaged, but they are busy rebuilding.


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  9. That's a sweet painting. I like the softness of the colors. I thought the mushroom was a white pumpkin. lol

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    1. Thank you.
      Because the mushroom is so large, it does boggle the mind. Lol

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  10. Thank you, Soma.
    I'd be happy to send along the pic of the front for you to paint.
    Enjoy...And thanks so much for hosting "Wandering Camera."

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