August is five days in the past and it’s time to take a broom to the Cottage on the Corner. It’s been awhile since I’ve been here and there’s some maintenance to be done. The cobwebs in the corner sport little spiders that scurried in when the weather went from 90 to 65 within a day or so. I prefer to throw the windows wide open so I can hear the blue jay cry out to friends and foes even as a chilled breeze rustles my newly made curtains. Yep, my friend MJ helped me make curtains for my bedroom and office area…simplicity in linen-like fabric and I like them very much. The freshly painted white bookcases my dad built many years ago stand on either side of my farmhouse table turned desk. Yeats, Shakespeare, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and Winnie the Pooh all share space on the shelves. Have I mentioned how much I love the deep sills? Eight inches! That’s eight inches of space to set a glass hurricane candle with a shell-filled bottom, a place to display an apothecary jar or cloche, and plenty of room for photos, mementos, and cats.
I’m ready to get back to photography, too. I’ve missed so many opportunities, but there’s so many more to come. Today I’m joining Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday. I photographed wooden spools of thread inside an old Atlas canning jar. I did a wee bit of editing: cropping, saturate the color just a bit, gave it a cross processing and flipped Kim's crackerjack texture on to the photo. I lessened the opacity and called it finished.
May your Tuesday be all you want it be!