It’s been so windy, cold, rainy, and dreary for the past 2 months that I wanted to share the random photos I took this past summer as I took walks through Ipswich. It’s nice to remember the flowers and river and beautiful late afternoon light.
I haven’t posted much this year. Mostly because instead of trying to get higher readership by posting every week, or twice a week even, I decided to only post when I had something worthwhile to say. Or a completed project to share with you. So here is an update for the last few months, using my Instagram photos.
I can’t believe it’s my 5th Blogiversary. I started back in 2013 and have come so far in 5 years! I am so comfortable with everything I never used to be. Buying wood. Cutting my own wood. Buying paint. Fixing things instead of replacing them.
My car is 10 years old – it’s a 2008 Honda Civic Coupe which I bought new [my first and only new car]. For the past year I’ve been noticing weird, ugly, white spots appearing on the roof. Last week I googled what the spots could be and learned they’re caused by sun damage.
Every year Ipswich, MA does what it calls Ipswich Illuminated. They light mini barges on fire along the River, decorate public streets & parks with lights, have activities for kids, have cool artistic light-related installations… it’s very cool! I’ve enjoyed seeing the River fires since I moved here 6 years ago. Apparently I’ve never posted any pics on my blog before.
Today is my 4th Blogiversary! On August 26, 2013, I published my first post on ninedarkmoons.com and started a 4 year odyssey of DIY, creativity, photography, and self expression. I’ve had so much fun, met so many awesome people, & accomplished more than I ever thought possible.
Since last posting, I’ve been very busy! But not with projects. Over the past 3 weeks I spent a long weekend visiting my brother and his family in Arlington, Virginia, I attended my first bar mitzvah, I celebrated my 5th wedding anniversary, my laptop died, my Instagram was disabled, and Bonkers was diagnosed with chronic kidney failure. At least the gardens are growing!
Seriously, America? A racist, lying, woman-hating bully who doesn’t believe in climate change. A man beloved by white supremacists & the KKK. Awesome. I am glad this coming Friday is a Federal holiday. I am looking forward to immersing myself in stained glass art & painting art. Creating is always good for the soul.
I am ALISON, aka Nine Dark Moons. Welcome to my little corner of the world! I hope you will stay a while & read some stories about my DIY projects, my creative exploits, and the adorable animals that cross my path.