The weather is cool and beautiful and the mockingbird in the first picture is sharing persimmons, I don't mind since he starts and finishes the same one, we can share.
I'm going to spend the day in the studio with my sill pals and their little universe.
These are the pieces going to etsy.....many, many hours were spent creating this pendant and I am so pleased with the result, a garden sanctuary if you will. My garden is filled with birds, they bathe in the water elements kick up mulch and look for insects, steal a little fruit and the hummingbirds are here in droves sipping on the bright red blooms of the giant honeysuckle. I stood beneath the bush taking pictures of them the other day and I have to say, they were so frantic and erratic, zooming, buzzing and fighting, it made me feel nervous, I left them to their tom foolery and went back to work :)
This is a hefty and substantial piece, the turquoise is from the Royston mine.
I was inspired by the turquoise used in this piece, it has a beautiful bright color with a mossy section. The turquoise is from the Nacozari mine in Mexico. The Nacozari mine is in the same mountain range as the Bisbee turquoise that is no longer mined they just both happen to be on opposite sides of the border.
Late season asters grasses and rich seed heads along with a small bird are here in this little marshy composition, the small turquoise is from New Mexico.
Here's to a good and more satisfying and productive day for me and for you too!