Monday, December 27, 2010

My First Sweater!


This is the first sweater I've ever knit. It's a baby sweater, so it went fairly quickly. I LOVE knitting! :)


Saturday, September 11, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cool Nights...

...when you can leave your windows open and snuggle down under the blankets all night long.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Berries

No cream, no sugar, no pie, tart, or shortcake.

Just berries, washed clean but still warm from the sun.

Absolute heaven. :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Nature Walks

I was fortunate to be able to go for a walk in the park over lunch today. (I'm sensitive to the heat and sun, so many summer walks have to be in the early morning or after sunset.) Today was a perfect day with a nice breeze and some clouds.

Walks are great for getting out of your head, out of your stress, and noticing the world around you. I especially like being able to walk the same areas regularly. It gives me a chance to enjoy the daily and seasonal changes, watching ducklings and goslings grow up, anticipating the return of the red-wing blackbirds in the spring, all the good stuff. :)

Today's list of notables, in no particular order, includes:
Oodles of robins
Multitudes of red-winged blackbirds
Sparrows
Finches
Geese and goslings
Mallard ducks and ducklings
Wood ducks and ducklings
An egret
A great blue heron
A loon
Painted turtles
Wild irises (my all-time favoritest flower!)
Mourning doves

Enjoy your nature!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Breathing...

...especially (today) the long, slow inhalations and exhalations that calm you, help you release whatever stressor had gotten into your system, and put you back on an even keel. :)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Baby Ducks & Geese




I love to watch the baby ducks and geese each spring. We have a few sets on the pond now, and I watch for more whenever I'm at a new park or pass by any body of water. I especially like the day-old ducklings that skitter across the water. They're cute!

Monday, May 24, 2010

First

My first smile of the day always comes from my wonderful husband. He's my best friend and the best partner I could ever hope to have. I am truly blessed.