Friday, May 28, 2010


Bed Head. You can only look at your reflection in awe.


Any knitter will tell you: Six inches of K1, P1 is a bit much. Abigale progress - stitch by stitch.


Chinese Houses. For some reason you don't see them very often.

Red clover with thistles.


A somewhat fuzzy photo of Seep Spring Monkey Flower.

Globe Mallow

Yellow something or other. Can you spot the small dog?


It doesn't hurt that this particular spot gives a view of the land down below.

Olive helping with the flower arrangements.

Saturday, May 22, 2010


Lots of them. All from scraps leftover from various projects including the batting. I added nothing but some of my time.

We have a cat who likes to climb. And check out the bird boxes. Who knows, perhaps Opal just likes the view. We need to rethink the placement of our bird boxes (obviously).

We have yet another mitered square for our upcoming knitting demo.

Friday, May 21, 2010


It's a good time of year for it. Still cool (and showers predicted for today and on and off through next week...I just know we're going from rain to 90F in a day) with plenty of wildflowers.

I photograph the garden afterward. My trusty sidekick, Opal.


A HoMAge to Georgia.
Iris, euphorbia, foxglove.

The Oriental poppies are being overwhelmed. Must put in a pot when finished blooming.

Yarrow and sage.

Dianthus and mint.


I'm still making up posies.

The "red" peonies have opened. The package said "red". My eyes say "deep pink". Still gorgeous.
There has been Crafting
I've continued to work on Abagail and Traveling Woman. Not much progress to show though.

There was an email today from my sewing guild with a plea from the local animal shelters to make cat beds. No problem. I have batting, I have polar fleece. Voila! Cat beds. Do me a favor, adopt a cat. Take two, they're small. I'll make you a cat bed.

Monday, May 17, 2010


I rather like my garden. I really should say "Our garden" since it wouldn't be possible without the efforts of both myself and Hubby. He's always ready to dig a hole (and around here that involves a crowbar, a pickaxe, and a lot of sweat) and spends an enormous amount of time keeping the watering system functioning. Just two of the many, many things he does.

The view across our above ground pool.

Bits and Pieces

Iris, iris, iris, iris.

Rose. The name, the name is....

Geum. Mrs. Bradshaw.

Sage and succulents.


Two types of hardy geraniums.

I found that I was not alone in the greenhouse.

Dreamweaver climbing rose.

Sunday a few of the knitters got together to sew. Hey, we're flexible. A size 4T shirt for my friend Kate's nephew, Riley. I am considering making the shorts too. Depends on the time I have available.
And last but not least yet another edition of:
Cats who Love Baskets and Their Owners Who Photograph Them.

Opal watching me blog while snuggled down in a basket made for me by The Enabler. There are actually two stacked inside each other. Opal thinks the tabs are great for chewing on.

Saturday, May 15, 2010


There are many knitters who plan out their knitting. They have one or, perhaps feeling wild and crazy, TWO items on their needles at any given time. I am not that sort of knitter. I roam cyberspace drooling over this and that. I flip, I flop. I shift from one project to another in the click of a mouse. It's so hard to remain true. I am The Magpie. Koo, Koo, Cha, Choo.

I found myself coming back to Abigail and for now here I knit. I am liking her a lot. I should have just enough yarn from stash. (STASH! I'm using STASH!!) It's a hand painted alpaca/silk from A Star Alpacas which I bought at a Christmas show a few years ago. There is no lot or colorway name being a non repeatable item but it's a lovely collection of various shades of khaki greens with even a touch of pink. It's lovely stuff though it's hairier than I had expected. I am finding long hairs sticking out here and there.

I also started a new shawl, Traveling Woman, using my Sanguine Gryphon lace weight but have managed to put yarn overs where they shouldn't so I'm pretty much back to square one. I need to concentrate more with lace and that hasn't happened.

With the return of sunshine, warmth, and lots and lots of water things have gone into hypergrowth. (Though it did hail yet again less than a week ago.)

Every morning the tribe can't wait to get outside and sniff around. Interesting critters roam about in the night. One also needs a drink of that cool, fishy water.

Why does Mama keep snapping her fingers? Why indeed.

I have radishes.

Small native flowers that grow in the pond. Their exact name escapes me though they are obviously some type of iris. They are tiny, the flower is about the size of a dime.

More iris. Non native but gorgeous. The only thing I don't like is that you get one bloom and that's it until next year.

Tea roses.

The promise of the peonies has been kept. They are magnificent and smell good too.

Poppies. The color is pretty right on.

Poppies in context.

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