Hello! We visited the Swan Island Dahlia Farm on Saturday - such gorgeous blooms! I just loved this shot with the blue sky behind with the puffy clouds.
Our first stop was the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF) held in Canby, Oregon. As we strolled into the festival we enjoyed seeing all the ladies spinning and chatting in the center grassy area.
As we entered the main pavilion building we saw an elderly woman and her amazing spinning wheel in the shape of a burning phoenix.
There is an amazing array of yarn, ready to spin roving and spinning tools.
I was amazed at this fine angora yarn knitted into a shawl. Wow.
I met up with 3 other local bloggers, first was Becky but I have lost that photo! Then Taci on the right, then Kathy joined us on the left. We only got to chat for a bit but it was fun to see them.
Rovings of wool and alpaca in all colors of the rainbow.
Which one do you want?
Oh how I wanted this Fall colored basket.. only $25... but I have enough baskets.. I have enough baskets.....
No, Teresa.. you don't need more..
Kathy walked with me over to the animal tent and we watched these two showing their Angora goats.
I fell in love with this little flock of cute sheep.. with felted coats with cute designs. These were quite dear in price, but I found a simpler one to come home with me. But just look at their cute smiling faces1
Here is the talented lady named Karen who makes the sheep.. LionGate, her Etsy shop and her website.
I think this is a Jacob Sheep.. I think he's terribly handsome.
And of course there were some Alpaca there.. is he cute or what?
If I had to choose, this boy would live here with me.. he was grey with white and black spots and a cream face. Oh you sweet thing!
With my cute little sheep in a bag and honey with a bag of Kettle Korn we headed off to our next destination - the dahlia farm.
I snapped several images of flowers of all colors and sizes.. want to see?
There is a pretty fountain there with granite columns where you can sit and enjoy the flowers, which I did. And the sky and clouds.. joy.
Which of these flowers would you like growing in your garden? I am choosing the spidery bright yellow one. You?
When I took the little sheep out of the bag to admire him.. Buddy seemed to find that he smelled quite interestingly. :-)
Do you see how cute the face is? It's eyes are closed, nose in the air and a big smile on her face. I picked one with a spotted fleece of white and grey wool. The legs and feet are made of rusty horse shoe nails.
I think my new sheep looks good with my two old fashioned sheep. I thought of my blog friend Meredith when I got this one. :-)
I drove up to Portland Women's Forum last night to try to get a photo of the eclipse and "blood moon" that was forecast. It was like a zoo up there with people parking alongside the road going both ways for a 1/2 mile and the parking was totally jam packed.. so I drove back to the Corbett School lot and tried to get some shots. It. Was. Not. Easy. My camera just couldn't get enough light off the moon to get a good shot.. so this was all I got.
Right before I went to bed I went out and got a shot of the "Super" moon. So pretty. But not red or in eclipse! :-)
Did you see the eclipse? Now I have to talk myself into going swimming. Hmmm. I hope you have a super week! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)