In the summer, the blue gunnera leaf casting that I made years ago and the buddha (off center since I last cleaned the pond filter - an easy fix) are totally obscured by the foliage of a magnolia. I leave it there because the spring show of magnolias against the leaf and buddha is lovely.
Some of my Judi Hook creations really stand out as stars now, especially when the sun hits them.
The collection of "fiddlesticks" by Barbara Sanderson seem even brighter in the dim light.
Instead of gardening in the evening, I get to play with glass a bit more. Mostly, I've been teaching evening glass classes at Mandarin Stained Glass but have also had time to make this year's snowflake. Here's the first batch on the kiln shelf ready to be fired. I'll post later what they look like finished but this group has already been given away to coworkers.
The snowflake thing has become a sort of tradition with me; this being the fourth year of making them as gifts. I always use the same colors but a different pattern each year. Here are some previous flakes:
I've also made the large paper snowflakes for the 16 windows in the sun room at my school. Here are a few of those. I've started saving most of them from year to year now as it takes a while to re-make so many 3 foot snowflakes but it's such fun to see what they look like after making a bunch of random cuts. Amazing what a little repetition can do in making a design.
This is a brief post as it's a busy time of year and I only had a few minutes to throw it together. Hope you are enjoying the delights of this dark time of year. Dark delights...chocolate...hmm..easily distracted. Happy weekend!