Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday at the Studio

Today was actually a work day for John and I.  We spent the day glazing pots and loading the kiln.  We won't know the results until Thursday.  I hate having to wait so long, but is always worth it. 

While at the studio I almost stepped on Mr. Toad.  He is only about an 1" long and he blends in with the grass. I wish he didn't look so sad.

I also saw a pretty little ring neck snake out in the yard.  It was about nine inches long and had the brightest yellow band around its neck.  Unfortunately, I was in the middle of cleaning up some glaze stuff and I couldn't get to the camera.  Now that is the kind of snake I like- one that you can put in your pocket and won't bite.  Oh - a side note- the snake eggs that we had found last weekend were not Copper Heads.  Copper Heads are live bearers, not egg layers, so it was probably from a black snake, thank goodness.

John takes such good care of the flowers around the studio (and the ones at home).  This Nashstersium was soaking up some sun today.

And on the back porch there are these Marigolds that have gone crazy!  These were some from a pack of "miniature"  flowers.  John does not put any chemicals or anything on them, but it looks like they should be in a jungle.  It is hard to see, but the yellow ones on the bottom stretch out over a foot and the stalk is more than 1/2" thick!  I think next year we need a bigger pot.

Last weekend we went to the flea-market at the state fair grounds.  I came across these telephone pole insulators.  The man gave me eight of them for $3!!!  I put several outside on the railings at the studio.  During the day the light shines so pretty.  At night I put them over some lights that we have and they give off a nice glow.

I hope everyone had a good weekend!


  1. Do give books - religious or otherwise - for Christmas. They're never fattening, seldom sinful, and permanently personal.Hi!!.. hope a good week end and good blogging!!!

  2. Wow...your life sounds so fabulous! To say I'm "working" and for that to mean I'm at home in the studio would be great:) One day. Lovely yard and flowers too!