Monday, September 1, 2014

BACKYARDING






seems i am gathering a collection of garden “sun” hats. oh, how i wish hats were still in vogue like days of old! i would be all over that statement fashion, not only the hats but the hat boxes...oh yes, how fun to get dress to go out. a hat, hand bag and shoes to match!
decided to bring in a few flowers today before they are gone with the fleeting summer season.
the first rose i picked by holding the rose bud had a big bee inside enjoying it’s morning sweetness. before i knew it the bee was in my cupped hand and as mad as hornet. i shook my hand and the bee flew out only to fly into my face and then  get caught in my “white” hair. oh their was a dance being done in the garden my this white haired women, but i managed to escape from being stung. note to self, look before  cupping rose buds with hand...ahem!
i have had few days this summer to hang quilts on the line and have missed this summer ritual. today i have gotten one quilt on the line and plan to spend some time on the swing knitting and gazing at the quilt drying on the line. 
i plan to move this labor day slowly, doing a few “homey” things, get ready slowly for the work week, knit a lot, and prepare a dinner that it straight out of the 50’s.
pot roast, mash potatoes, carrots, peas and homemade gravy!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

THE WEST













the west...be still my heart!
i already miss the open high plains
the slow rolling rivers in yellowstone
small towns that are populated with 500 or less people
sand stone buildings
and old town saloons!
be still my heart!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Thursday, August 28, 2014

DOG DAYS of AUGUST









august is almost at her end for  2014 and what a month she has been. the garden is producing ( more on that later),  and time has been spent in Wyoming and Montana. oh my, I think I am a cowgirl at heart and born 100 years too late. how i love the west, the colors, horizons, crossing the continental divide five times in one day, standing on the equator and soaking up the blue sky, pine scented air. be still my heart.
the week was actually very cold, raining and dare i say a hint of snow. for five days we did not see blue skies, but we had movies and fly tying and knitting to be done. i finished 2 pairs of knitted socks..wow a record for me! also spun and plied 20000 feet of fiber,( doesn’t that sound like an amazing amount of spinning)? though it translates into 550 yards of knitable yarn. yes i remember it is the process i love not just the end product. 
august, oh so much more to do before she bows out to september...

Saturday, August 16, 2014

SUMMER





summer is waning, the time of year where the temperatures are hot during the day and blanket (quilt) need cool at night.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Friday, August 8, 2014

THIS MOMENT


this moment, a Friday picture of the corn.

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