Monday, October 18, 2010

Clouds and tree and camera woes, oh my!

A late afternoon trip across town to Sam's, the members only branch of WalMart, presented me with an opportunity to take a few pictures of clouds, something we don't see too often in Kansas.

On the interstate during rush hour, the end of day presented a lovely view of the sun trying to peep through.

As the clouds parted briefly, I snapped this photo through a not so clean windshield.

The lights in the buildings and on the signs were starting to come on, showing how early the sun sets these days.

Although it's been unseasonably warm here, that's not evident from the view from the window.

Looking out the side window, you can see the river has next to nothing in it. Heat and lack of rain have taken a toll on gardens, yards, and now the river.

Once at Sam's, I KNEW I would see something Christmas, and here is the first indication that it will be here sooner than we think!

When I got home, I was going to share some recent trash gifts given me by a friend who is moving, but my camera will NOT TURN ON. I have no idea what is wrong. I have tried everything, but no matter what I do, it simply refuses to play nice. Thankfully, it's not the card, or I would have nothing to show today. And I know it's not the batteries, because I have put three sets in that were right out of the chargers. Hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead. I'll be beating on my camera to see what I can do with it.

I must be on a fiber artist kick, because I am featuring one two days in a row. Terry Waldron is another fiber artist whose fabric and fiber art will make you smile. Totally different from yesterday's blog pick, Terry appears to have a fondness for nature and many of her pieces reflect that. Be sure to check out Terry's various galleries. They will provide you with some really stunning art that just might inspire you as much as they do me.

12 thoughtful remarks:

Incipient Wings said...

ohh, i hope your camera recovers soon,
Christmas! I can't wait for it.
How is Bleubeard doing lately??
have a great day.

Healing Woman said...

My camera did the same thing. I had to google for help. I read what some others did to solve it and it worked. I was very surprised at the crazy things I had to do to get it to work though, like tapping it against the desk a certain way and pointing the lens to the ceiling and holding it in at the same time..but, like I said, it worked! Good luck with yours.

I checked out the artist you recommended and really like her quilts. She is offering a cruise. I've never been on an art cruise but I understand the one with Tim Holtz is fabulous.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Great pictures- but WOW, I can't believe it's time to start thinking about Christmas!

see you there! said...

Very moody skies. You mention rush hour tho and I only see a few cars, our rush hour has them backed up for miles.

Christmas? I can't believe it is so near!


Diane said...

These skies are so common around here--we have been getting alot of clear ones lately, which is VERY unusual--we appreciate them all at this time of the year. So when we have skies like this now--we say--it looks like we're going to get some snow :)
P.S. I hope all is well with your camera!

La Dolce Vita said...

our clouds must have visited you! we have had cloudy skies for a couple of days now and the threat of frost, but it hasn't materialized. I missed your post yesterday, took the day off, but will check the links now. Maggie Taylor was excellent!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Yikes! I can't even begin to think of Christmas yet, although, (I must admit) I do have a few presents already stashed away! LOL! Hugs, Terri xoxo

PS I hope you can get your camera to work!!! Will send a few good vibes your way!!!!

Lynn said...

Don' t you just love clouds! I sure do. The ones I was ABOVE in the airplane a few weekends ago were stunning. Darn, can't take photos from the plane anymore.

Kathy said...

We're quite used to clouds over here! hehe I could send some your way if you liked....
Hope your camera is soon fixed - what a pain for you.
That Cword tree photo gave me a bit of a shock, you know hehehe

Dianne said...

I often think how pretty the clouds are, and then go on about my've recorded them for us!we see lots of clouds here in Ohio. does that mean there's more pollution? not sure...

Halle said...

I don't see many cars for rush hour?!? Very different from here... I haven't seen an actual Christmas tree in a store yet but Target is breaking out some of home decor already.

~*~Patty S said...

rats on your camera issues ... I would be positively lost without mine ... hope you get it going again E!

Christmas certainly IS rearing its head and I guess it will be here before we know it ... just not ready to go there yet LOL