Friday, 20 October 2017

Harrison Hot Springs final day and home again.

Monday morning was grey and a bit of a drizzle.  I woke up to a flock of Canada Geese arguing which way to go.  By the time I got my camera they had taken off.
 A bench waiting for someone to enjoy the view.

Rita managed to get two jelly roll quilts together over the weekend.  This was the second, the secondary cutting of the strips took her about two and a half hours.  She is trying to develop a class for a group she sews with and was timing each step along the way.
 Before going to bed on Sunday night I put up this basket swap I did with Mary Lou Weidman's Yahoo group in 2013.  I decided that I wouldn't start another project and finished packing up and loaded my car to head home about 1030.
 This was Rita's first jelly roll project, both her borders were fabrics she had home in her stash.
 Cathy had the row she was sewing on and then this last half and her triangle quilt was finished.
 A dog panel quilt being put together.
 Marion was making a black and white checker board with rainbow strip quilt.  She got all the cutting and sewing of the blocks done during retreat.
Dog panel quilt in progress.
Progress on Cathy G's snowman fused quilt.
 Not sure who was working on this one.
 Beckie walked away from her pieces while friends decided how to make it into a fractured top.
 Cathy W. made these paper foundation pieced trees along with some other projects over the weekend.  We had 3 Cathy's, 3 Linda's and 2 Sandi's and 1 Sandra...never Sandy in our group.
 Cathy R's triangles sewn together.
 Beckie's original layup on the wall ready to be sewn together.  I didn't see the results of the fracturing attempt.
 A brief walk before heading back to the lower mainland.
 This is the humpback salmon affectionately called humpies by local fishermen.
Cathy W paper foundation pieced quilt.
 One last look at the lake before heading off home.
 My quilt top on top and the four fused batting quilts home waiting to be stitched together or borders added.
 Friday morning at home the rain came out with a vengeance.  We've had some flooding in low places due to all the rain we've had and sewers not being able to cope with it.  The ornamental cherry trees in the courtyard are starting to turn and the large tree on the quay is quickly loosing it's leaves.
The maple tree adjacent to my balcony is starting to change colours.
 I went to meet Rita for brunch at 1230 and the sun was starting to come out!  We are waiting for the third storm in as many days to arrive tonight.
 Arty shot.
 One of the many tugs that are seen along the river.
 I caught a glimpse of this mushroom gills and went to see what the top looked like.
 Another one just beside it, both appear to have been blown out of the soil from the high winds we've been having.
 Here are two smaller ones...see the bits of orangey red?
 The top of one of the ones I took pictures of the gills.
 And the larger one.  About two years ago I spotted a couple of small ones and haven't seen any since.
 Focus was wrong but check out the tiny shoot coming with the leaf on the branch of the rhododendron that was trimmed back.
And another focused picture of the mushroom above.
 Love the reflection of the clouds, trees and blue sky in the large puddle on the concrete portion of the boardwalk.
 Some of the leaves floating in another puddle.
 Walking along the brickwork the trees and lawns are once again green after a dry summer.
 Just past the second blue pole are some more mushrooms.
 We have roses that bloom well into January each winter depending on how cold it gets.
 Some colour on the Queensborough side of LuLu Island where Richmond and the Vancouver International Airport are at the west end.
 The swing rail bridge with some more colour.
 Some more of the mushrooms.
 It's like there is a little village of the toadstools.
 Not sure what happened to that big guy.
 Interesting how they flatten out as they get bigger.
 Love this one with the bit of leaf on top.
The Alex Fraser Bridge across the south arm of the Fraser River.
 Peony leaves turning different colours against the piece of old wood.
 The moss is enjoying all the moisture in the air.
 Love this leaf shape and the seed pod.
 Collection of leaves blown off a tree trapped by the roots.
 Love the veining on the almost red leaf.
 Hostas starting to change colour, amazing texture in the leaves.