Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fields of Gold... and a little sewing

After leaving the G & M Restaurant,
we headed north to Harford County, Maryland 
for a couple of days.

My photos from that area prompted me to locate this book
(gift from my good friend crazy)
and to do a little sewing yesterday.


...and this is what I accomplished!
It's fused, though, not my usual hand applique.
So there is some finishing to do
around the applique shapes.

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"Fields of Gold"
A farmer in Harford County planted 5 - 600 acres
of sunflowers for the birds... well, for bird seed.
The fields were not in full bloom,
but nevertheless beautiful.
They reached their peak a few weeks later.

(click pics to enlarge)

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A few more flowers...

The hibiscus above were average size.
Do you see the bee covered in pollen?

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Leaving Maryland,
we headed to Chincoteague Island, Virginia.
Did you read "Misty of Chincoteague" as a young girl?
Maybe it was just a mid-Atlantic sorta thing...

These were the hibiscus outside our hotel.
They are called dinner-plate hibiscus
and were at least 10 - 12 inches in diameter.
In hindsight, I wish I had put something
in the picture... like my hand...
to give perspective.
They were incredible!

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Thanks for stopping by today.

The journey continues tomorrow 
with our adventures on Chincoteague Island.



Karen said...

Your sunflower piece that you are working on is wonderful! We don't see sunflower fields like that here in Florida but I remember them well from Ohio.

call me crazy said...

I love the sunflowers! And your wall hanging is going to be very cute! :-)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE the flowers field!!!

Cheryl said...

First visit and I was hooked just with your header photo. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures, especially from someone living is a desert! Hibiscus will survive here, but the aphids get every one of the ones I plant and I refuse to use chemicals. I'll be back.

orchidlover said...

Gorgeous photos and I love your wallhanging

Love and hugs Gina xxxx