Monday, October 22, 2012

October Soaps

I've been keeping busy! Lots of soap to make, lots of birdwatching to do. :) Mostly I have been making restocks, so no new soaps on the curing rack, just restocks.

Some of the soaps I have listed in the last month -

Cinnamon Layered Soap. This smells great! Don't let the kids lick this one. :)

Frankincense and Myrrh. Classic holiday scent, with a little bit of gold glitter.

Blue Moon. This is the soap I made on the day of the August Blue Moon. Scented with White Sage.

This one has been listed for awhile,  but it's a great holiday soap so I'm showing you again. Apple Pumpkin Raisin, made with pumpkin puree and goat milk. Smells so much like fall!

Last month we had a great opportunity here in Tucson. The Space Shuttle Endeavour was on its last flight to it's resting place, and they did a fly over here in Tucson to honor Mark Kelly, and his wife Gabrielle Giffords. Ray and I went up on A Mountain (real name Sentinal Peak, called A Mt because it has a huge letter "A" made with white rocks on the side of it.) We had a fantastic view as the huge jet carrying the Endeavour made a low, slow circle around the university then passed right in front of us. Fantastic!! 

Photo by Ray Goodwin

Last week Ray and I took a birdwatching trip to Madera Canyon. It was a gorgeous day, finally cooling down enough to get out and walk around without sizzling in heat. Saw lots of birds, including Painted Redstart, Acorn Woodpecker, Red Tailed Hawk, Red Naped Sapsucker, Mexican Jays, Rufous Hummingbird, Broad Billed Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, and tons more! And a herd of about 8 or 9 javelina. They didn't seem too concerned about us, we were able to get about 12 feet from them before they scampered off.

Photo by Ray Goodwin

You can read more and see pics on Ray's Blog - Madera Canyon Walk 


Alegria Mediterranea said...

Lovely soaps!

Aunt Nancy said...

Thank you! :)

Unknown said...

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LatherBeSoaping said...

Beautiful soaps, Nancy! I especially love the layers in the Cinnamon soap. And the photo of the Endeavour is so cool!

Natalia said...

The cinnamon soaps is very beautiful!