Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It just happened....

 

im·promp·tu

[im-promp-too, -tyoo] 
–adjective
1.made or done without previous preparation: an impromptu address to the unexpected crowds.
                                          - from Dictionary.com

Today, Sugarbaby, Nature Boy and I packed up the car with books, lunch, and snacks and headed out 

fall in upstate NY

to a quaint little village about 45 minutes away from home.

old building in upstate NY

Sugarbaby was taking a cheesemaking class with other homeschoolers. While that may sound exciting and delicious (which it was!),
the day was filled with unplanned (or shall we say, impromptu?) activities
which made it the great day that it was!

While Sugarbaby sat with the goat farmer and the other kids in the kitchen, 
Nature Boy and I explored the village and of course, we took our cameras along!

We spotted huge jack-o-lanterns...

check out these pumpkins!

unusual berries/nuts on trees...

fall in upstate NY

a newt (how does Nature Boy always find these?!)...

newt

and for some of you who know me well...
old houses...

I love old houses! Salem NY
Be still my heart!

After the class was done,
we headed home...

But on the way, we made an unplanned stop
(or shall we say, impromptu?)
at a pond (though it looked like a lake to me!)

Carter's Pond

which we have passed before!

Carter's Pond

No one was there but us...

Carter's Pond

and we passed some time...

Carter's Pond

along the shore...

Carter's Pond

exploring....

Carter's Pond

and gasping in delight...

Carter's Pond

at its beauty...

Carter's Pond

All this thinking about going with the flow..
making without previous preparation...

made me realize that my latest quilt was just that...

my quilt, Impromptu

improvised...

my quilt, Impromptu

without any prior plan/sketch/idea of how it would turn out...

my quilt, Impromptu


and so here it is...

my quilt, Impromptu

Impromptu!!!

my quilt, Impromptu


At home with my sewing utensils!

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
-Germaine Greer