My friend Kristin in Florida looked at my blog post Absent Friends Not Forgotten at five am Thursday.
Was she ever surprised.
She sent me the photo on the right of her college ring (U of Florida) in the exact same ceramic box.
No, we did not give the little boxes to one another.
We’re in Gainesville, Florida tonight.
My sister brought a Groundhog postcard of Punxsutawney Phil with her in her bag.
I photographed the card by a friends swimming pool.
So what will it be? Six more weeks of Winter or an early Spring?
This is a collaborative guest post by two wonderfully creative women who have been friends since forever.
Colleen and Joanne hail from Nova Scotia. Joanne, living in Florida, collected the photos and good information about Colleen and her love of colorful quilting.
Get to know Colleen and her colorful quilts-
- Favorite Quilter: Freddy Moran and her favorite quote: “Red is a neutral” (http://dogwoodlanerambles.
- Favorite Fabrics: Day of the Dead fabric and anything Frida Kahlo …. could it be because Colleen’s birthday is on Halloween?
- Favorite Designers:
- Kaffe Fassett (http://www.kaffefassett.com/)
Amy Butler (http://www.amybutlerdesign.
- Tula Pink http://www.tulapink.com/pinkerville
Colleen says “I have a huge stash of fabric that I like to look at for inspiration. Some I have had for many years and almost everything was purchased in the US. I order online occasionally but it gets expensive with taxes, customs and shipping and delivery to Canada can take a long time – so much for instant gratification! Currently Florida is my “go to” shopping locale because I’m there at least once a year. Found a great quilt shop in St. Augustine” http://www.beesquiltshop.com
Here is Colleen, looking to the sun.
On my recent trip to Florida-
offerings at a farmstand you don’t see in Pittsburgh
We ate a boiled peanut. Soft and spicy. I can’t say I’d try another.
So many people have a peanut allergy but, I found a recipe for how to boil peanuts
if you’re interested.
Erica V. at WordPress writes about the photo challenge she created- elemental
“For this week’s challenge, explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire. How do you capture something invisible like air, or the movement of water?”
Denali from the train
The wind captured by the flag in Florida
Snow and ice Highland Park Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Falls in Washington with my sister-in-law
St. George Island Sunrise
Rushing water in Alaska
Train ride to Denali
Burning Basket in Homer Alaska
Maura running across a field at the farm in Crestline, Ohio
Hard to feel the heat of the desert in a photograph- Arizona
and one of my favorite songs Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire