Saturday, November 21, 2020

Through My Camera's Lens - Saturday Snaps

Just a few snapshots....

Last week we still had brilliant leaves on the trees and a bright blue sky. 

It was interesting to see the dew on these leaves in the woods.
dew on a leaf

Roses!  Old fabric from the thrift store, no idea when it might have been printed.
rose-print fabric

A dozen tiny quail eggs in a teacup, a gift from my daughter and her family's quails.  They made delicious egg salad with such a light, delicate flavor.
quail eggs in a cup

A silk scarf at the thrift store.  I don't know why I didn't buy it!  Even if I didn't wear it (and I probably wouldn't have) it would have looked great on a table.  I keep reminding myself to buy things when I see them -- after I've left them at the store!

These two ties were hanging together at another thrift store.  I wondered if they came from the same person:  there's a brotherly look about them, don't you think?

A block from the most delicately embroidered quilt I've ever seen.  Each block was a symmetrical motif. 

What's not to love about shadows of tree trunks on a fence?  I was about to get into our car in our driveway when I noticed these.  I couldn't resist taking a photo.
shadows of tree trunks

Nelly Toll painted this when she was a young child in Germany during the Holocaust.  She and her mother hid in a very small space in a home.  To keep her  quiet, her mother bought her paints and paper.  She created illustrated stories which depicted scenes exclusive of what was happening in her world.

And now we have leafless trees at the end of November.
leafless tree trunks and branches

I hope you have good weekend.



  1. What a delightful morning viewing your wonderful photographs. I loved every one. Thank you.

  2. What a lovely post this morning, Nancy. I personally love seeing outside folk's sewing rooms so this was delightful for me. Actually your neck of the woods looks a lot like mine. I have to comment on that embroidered block...a beauty.

    1. Thank you, Jocelyn.  It is so easy to imagine that a quilter spends all her time in a room or two cutting and sewing fabric into quilts.  I'm not out and about as much as I used to be before Covid but when I am out I take lots of photos.  I just need to remind myself to post some a little more often.  This new blogger makes it harder to write a photo-heavy post (at least for me).
      I took maybe a dozen photos of that embroidered quilt.  I may post the rest of them.  It was was a dainty, delicate quilt, beautifully embroidered.

  3. Love that old thrift store scattered roses fabric--really neat...
    Lovely pictures Nancy--thanks for the relaxing photos...
    hugs, from afar, Julierose

    1. Thank you, Julie.  Yes, I like the scattered roses fabric, too.  I can't quite decide what time period it was printed.

  4. You had a very colorful fall. It has been so dry out west that the leaves just turned brown and fell down with the wind. I've never had a quail egg. It sounds kind of exotic. I liked your use of the word brotherly for the men's ties.

    1. We did have a colorful fall, Robin, and it came fairly early and lasted a while, too.  I'm so sorry yours wasn't beautiful.  We had rain and wind the week that would have been our peak weekend.  We lost a lot of leaves but not all.
      Quail eggs are really expensive to buy in a store and I'd never had them, either.  My daughter usually hard-boils them and says her little ones love them for snacks.

  5. Wonderful photos, and these days we need all the inspiration we can get!

    1. Thank you, and isn't that the truth!  These are just hard times.

  6. Fun to see the sights that inspire you.
    Beautiful fall leaves.
    The quail's eggs fascinate me.
    I like the "brotherly" ties. :)
    Cool shot of the tree shadows.
    I hadn't heard of Nelly Toll before. Fascinating.

    1. Thank  you for your comments, Janet.  The exhibit of Nelly Toll's work was in Lancaster, Ohio, a year or so ago.  (Don't know why it took me so long to post.)  It was fascinating to see how a child so young could paint so well, especially when it came to perspective, proportion, and filling the page.  If you're interested you can see a little video of her work at

  7. Lovely colors and textures. I've never eaten quail egg, that I know of. They are beautiful.

    1. Thank you, Cynthia.  I think the quail eggs are interesting.  The markings can be scraped off and my daughter tells me that each hen has her own marks.  There were several with large brown marks, several with smallish dots, and others with speckles.  They were delicious.


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