Saturday, August 30, 2008

Beautiful day in my garden

It is shaping up to be a GORGEOUS day, today. It is Labor Day weekend, and I'm determined to be as productive, yet as relaxed as possible. What? I'm not making any sense? If you like to craft, like I do, you probably understand that when you sit down and work on your hobby, your brain relaxes, you're in a better mood when you're productive, and you feel an overall sense of accomplishment. So, that is what I plan to do this weekend.
I've been awake since 3 AM. Crazy, isn't it? I usually don't wake up until 4:30 or even 5:00 during the week; but for some odd reason, my mind and body were awake at 3 AM. So, I got up and started crafting. I finished six greeting cards, ten tags, 110 stamped images, and an ATC. These are all for swaps. As I stepped out onto the deck to take pictures of my ATC, my garden in the backyard caught my eye. My clematis, day lillies and a few wildflowers are making their last "show" before Autumn arrives. Here are a few pictures from my garden:

I'm positive, that in one month, all of the leaves on my maple tree will be a bright orange. It is beautiful when it changes color in the Fall. I love my maple tree. It so healthy:

Here is the ATC that I worked on this morning. It is a gift for a friend who has done so much for so many papercrafters. A bunch of us are putting together ATC's to give to her as a gift. The flowers remind me of sunflowers with the "bling" in the center of each flower.

Well, now I'm off to the Post Office. Have a lovely Saturday. I hope to post some creations tomorrow. Of course, it'll depend on whether I have any energy left this afternoon to create. Have a wonderful day!


Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh so beautiful! The garden and your ATC!
I just love this weather... This weekend is going to be fabulous....

Take care!!!

Anne said...

Such beautiful flowers in your garden! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Jennifer said...

Ethel, you photography is stunning of your beautiful garden!