Friday, November 11, 2011

Morning Light

Most of the trees have dropped their leaves.  Some oaks will not drop until the end of winter; I wonder the why of that.  The beech trees are the last to drop their leaves.  I love the way the sun shines through and turns the light gold. Light in the woods changes from hour to hour.

It's hard to believe that we are going into mid November.  Since our bit of ice and snow and frost, we have had days ranging from low 50's to low 70's.  I want to take advantage of these late fall days; winter could start any day now.

Kiln loading is continuing slowly but surely.  I had a small accident concerning cats sleeping in green platters.  Gee, if they're going to destroy my pots at least they could hang around log enough for me to take a few pictures.

I'll make two new ones and finish decorating some stuff I was going let go this firing.  One of the advantages of working at ^04 is that I can fire clay and bisque together.

Off to decorate and make goats, deer, and Lil' Sebastian.

Remembrance and thanks to all the veterans who have served the USA.

Happy week end to all.


  1. ooooh ooooooh ooooooooh, such nice sculpture in there! is that pretty fall pic of woods around your place? NICE!

  2. Hi Gary...thanks...we'll see, grasshopper, we'll see.
    The woods are across what passes for my yard. A little to the right and my shed would be in the shot.

  3. Beautiful photos!-- autumn trees and a loaded kiln!!

  4. These are joy! Blessings and soo glad to meet you!!!

  5. Your cats sound like they might be related to our cat Nigella Stopit, who, single-handedly encourages me to keep on potting simply to replace the things she breaks! Lovely to see the autumn leaves. It is interesting how some will keep the old leaves right until the new ones are about to show in spring, I guess that nature is doing its best to protect the new leaf buds??? We have Southern Beech in this part of the world (Northofagus), and our red beech (Northofagus fusca) is partly deciduous. It keeps most of its leaves through winter, but you suddenly notice a lot on the ground in spring as the new ones replace them... quite fun really!

  6. Like that little pig, I think it is a pig from that angle.
    Have no idea how November got here. Didn't last month start off with a fire works displays around the 4th? Yikes.

  7. Hi Judy....there's nothing so satisfying as a loaded kiln!

    Hi Wondrous Place....thanks for stopping by.

    Hi Patti.....yes indeed, that is Pigasus. There's another photo on an earlier entry.

    Hi Peter....sounds like you have a Helper Cat too. I wanted a Copy Cat but what can you do? I need to look up more about beech trees. Nigella Stopit is a great name! ;)

  8. I am right with you on the weather, I love it! went for a nice cold free walk today. I see a little piggy!

    Lorraine :-}

  9. What an interesting load of pottery can't wait to see how they all turn out. How great to be able to fire glazed and bisque together. I sometimes wish I had a smaller kiln to have a greater turn around in my work, but I can't complain about my kiln I am so lucky to have. Oh to walk along in those leaves shuffling up my feet and hearing the crunch below it must be wondrous this time of year there. I hope to get up north one of this falls real soon to enjoy all that area has to offer.

  10. Hi Lorraine...we've had some really beautiful fall days this year haven't we. Yes, that is a little piggy.

    Hi Linda....I have two kilns but the little one is out of commission the big one takes a long time to fill when I am doing a lot of small stuff. Ideally I mostly bisque in "Little Sister" which is just about right for a glaze load for "Big Mama" (Yes, my kilns do have names.)

    I wish I had been able to get a shot of the back yard at dawn a few days ago; the angle of sun turned the carpet of oak leaves gold.


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