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Outside in May

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Outside in May

I hope you’re ready for another mostly flower-filled post!  May is so beautiful around here–all the plants are waking up and it’s not usually super cold any more.  It’s interesting to me to look back and see the flowers I photographed at the beginning of the month, which are gone now, replaced by new and different blooms.  Enjoy!

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Outside in April: Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

It’s time for a spring flower edition of the Outside series.  My family members and I have been trying to spot as many different flowers as possible on our walks and I’ve been taking pictures of them.

Before we get started, though, I wanted to say that I have noticed a shift in my sewing and blogging since the summer.  The schedule change and vacation time this past summer changed how I was sewing from a pretty regular practice to one that now happens in small and large blocks of time.  In short, I’m not sewing quite as much, and I find that my mindset has shifted from using the blog to record my projects and add to the online sewing community with pattern reviews, etc. to making sure I have blog material.  I think that’s backwards.  The point of my blog, and the point of my blog being intentionally a hobby activity (rather than trying to monetize it) is that it is in service to my sewing and not the other way around.  So, I still plan to blog my projects, but I’ll post if I have a project done and photographed.  There may be a few missed weeks, but that will give me the flexibility to take a little longer on regular projects and sew projects I don’t bring to the blog, like undergarments.  I’m sure most people don’t notice that I always publish a post at 8:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on Fridays, so I’m writing this more for myself than anyone else.  I need to loosen up the routine I’ve created in order to give myself a little more creative freedom.  I’ve resisted doing that for fear I’ll let the blog slide, but I think it’s what is right for my sewing practice.  Anyway…now that I have that off my chest, let’s get on to some spring pictures of flowers.  We can all use a little beauty in our lives, right?

Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

Looking down at these grape hyacinths from above, I noticed that their little flowers create a sort of spiral!

Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

I would love to see (or wear) a dress inspired by these cherry blossoms.

Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

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Outside in April:  Spring Flower Edition!

I’m so glad it’s spring!

Outside in March

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Outside in March

Here are some pictures from earlier this month–the last official dregs of winter.  This season usually holds on with an iron grip as hard as the frozen ground in New England.  It tries to last as long as possible, but this winter wasn’t as cold and snowy as usual, so I have hope for some kind of spring if we’re lucky this year.  Take heart–spring really is coming…and there is hope.

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I love the aqua color of that boat (third from the left).

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This picture (above) makes me feel like I’ve found a secret cove.  It wasn’t really secret, but I like that it gives me that feeling.

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short: Outside in February

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short:  Outside in February

After missing a few weeks of posts, it’s time to get back to it.  We’ve had school vacation, family visiting, and, what held me up most of all, a complicated project that took forever to finish.  I could have kicked myself earlier this week when I realized that last week’s post was meant to be a photography post and I actually had pictures for it.  So, since I missed that post and my latest project isn’t photographed yet, I’m sharing February’s outside pictures this first Friday of March.  It’s interesting to see the many colors (neutral colors, but colors nonetheless) in winter.  Hopefully next week I’ll have a sewing post for you.

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I managed to get my camera between this marsh grass and the ice on top of it to get this picture (above).  It’s interesting to imagine the whole world that exists between the mud beneath the grass and the ice above it.

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Have a good weekend!

Outside in November

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Outside in November

I don’t have many photos this month–looks like I didn’t get outside with my camera enough.  Here are my favorites of what I did get.

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Look what my family and I found when we were hiking in the woods.

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Pretty cool, huh?

I hope everyone in the US had a great Thanksgiving!  I’ll see you next week if I get my current project finished and photographed.  🙂

Outside in October

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Outside in October

It’s the first day of November, but since I don’t have any sewing projects to share this week, here are some of my favorite pictures from October.  I’ve started to notice a few of my photographic ruts, but some things are so beautiful, you have to take pictures of them every year.  😉

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I’ll be back next week if I have a finished project to share.  I had a few gifts and things for others that I was sewing that won’t make it to the blog, but now I’m back to sewing for myself.  Hopefully I’ll have new projects to share soon.  🙂  Happy fall!

Outside (and Inside) in June

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Outside (and Inside) in June

Here are a (very) few pictures from June.  It’s flying by!  And just like all the kids getting out of school for summer vacation, I’m ready for a break myself.  I plan to do just as much sewing and knitting as possible, but I’m going to be taking a break from the blog for July and possibly some or all of August.  I hope to see you back in this space in August or September!  Until then, enjoy the pictures and have a great season, whether it’s summer or winter where you are.

~Lisa

Outside (and Inside) in June

I just love the bright yellow flowers on these plants growing on the sand dunes.  They’re a little hard to see in this picture, but maybe you can make them out.

Outside (and Inside) in June

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And a few from my local greenhouse…I love the colors in this succulent, especially its flowers (below).

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Outside (and Inside) in June