Tag Archives: fall leaves

summer to fall

It’s transition week here in Portland. We have summer flowers and fall leaves.

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The Japanese anemone is going strong. I planted a few of these several years ago, and now they are taking over my yard. I took out most of it this spring, but it’s all back.

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My cosmos died this summer, but I think it re-seeded itself and came back up through the anemone. The first batch wasn’t nearly as spectacular as these are.

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Here’s what’s happening in the neighborhood:

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There won’t be any fall color on my flowering plum tree, though. It’s dead. Half of it bloomed this spring, and then the whole thing died. This bird (flicker?) was enjoying it the other day.

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Oh! I never showed you the October Single Skein Club package. Here it is:

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A sweet pattern for fingerless mitts by Shannon Squire, a ball of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi in one of my favorite colorways (I have 5 balls of this in the same color, different dye lot in my stash from a design idea that didn’t pan out)…

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and some really cute stitch markers.

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I can’t work on these right now. I’m completely obsessed with one of the things I showed you in the last post. But I can’t show you yet…