Saturday, September 01, 2012

Announcing Fall

That is what it felt like today- fall.  I was awakened at 4 am by thunder and lightning, and the rain did not stop until after lunch.  I managed to go for a walk between the first set of storms and the second that was rolling in just as we headed home.  It has been noticeably cooler, and the sky has been gray and overcast most of the day.

I did manage to get a shot of a butterfly on our walk, something I've never been fast enough to do before.  This butterfly seemed to pose on the flower before he finally flew off.  I love the shot I got- with my point and shoot, no less!

I am having a hard time concentrating on anything- I'm planning for my upcoming trip in my head.  Mostly, I'm wondering how I'm going to fit enough clothes for two very different climates in one suitcase.  I got this tank done today, it will definitely get used in Florida.  

I am so happy to have a tank top that fits me, since Land's End (where I used to buy loads of tanks) has decided to not carry them anymore.  I had to tweak the fit, but it looks good.  I am especially happy that my bra straps don't show, since I do not share the younger generation's nonchalance about exposed underwear.  It drives me crazy to have my straps show, I can still hear my mother's voice on that one.  Now that I have a pattern, I will be making lots of hand-dyed tank tops!


Rian said...

Hurray for fall! I felt a little "fall" today here, too. It was only 85 degrees and low humidity. It may not sound like fall to you, but to me it was a beautiful day and a reminder of the gorgeous weather to come.

PS: LOVE the tank top!! (And I don't care if my straps show!)

Libby Fife said...

Yes, what is up with Lands End anyway? They stopped carrying my jeans that I love so much.

Fall is definitely here also-very crisp and clear weather.

Have fun packing for that trip:)

Gina said...

great photo and top! I too am not a fan of straps showing but I am gradually learning to like the look of matching or coordinating straps to show.

Vicki said...

What a gorgeous shot! I admire your sewing ability, but haven't made and clothes for ages. Love the dyeing on the tank top.