Friday, July 31, 2009

Fridays Flowers: Dreaming

I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
~Henry David Thoreau

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Into white

Since Portlanders do heat as well as they do snow, I thought I'd revisit the snow days.

I thought it might cool me down.

Record breaking heat. Into the triple digits.
I long for our walk Christmas afternoon when I was triple layered! Sigh.
If you're in need of a break from the heat...I hope these few images cool you off, if even a little.
They do me.

The Snow that never drifts~
The transient, fragrant snow
That comes a single time a Year
Is softly driving now~

So thorough in the Tree
At night beneath the star
That it was February's Foot
Experience would swear~

Like Winter as a Face
We stern and former knew
Repaired of all but Loneliness
By Nature's Alibit~

Were every storm so spice
The Value could not be~
We buy with contrast~Pang is good
As near as memory
~Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


I know SS09 is just around the corner, but I couldn't resist this skein of Ocean Fog.

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking over
harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.
~Carl Sandburg

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday's Flowers: Queen Anne's Lace

I wish you all a weekend filled with warm light, cool breezes, plenty of time for all that gives you joy and family and friends to share it with!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

life is good

I have no complaints.

The sun is out, the days are warm, and the knitting is flying off my needles.

We're healthy, happy, and well fed!

I've been lucky enough to be able to spend time with some very special friends this past weekend, and I had dinner with another friend the other night who I haven't seen in an age even though she lives but a mile from us.

I don't know what will be on my plate as the day wears on, but I suspect that...
...I will have no complaints.

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
~William Law

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

toward closure

Just the kitchener stitch and blocking await.

None of us will ever accomplish anything excellent or commanding except when he listens
to this whisper which is heard by him alone.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Crooked Brook socks by Anne Hanson designed for the Woolgirl sock club.
Yarn: Madelinetosh sock yarn in 'Glinda' from the Glinda kit.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Friday's Flowers: Saturday's rainbow

No rainbow is complete without a little pink!

I am meeting Carrie, Christy and Jen for a little lunch and some knitting on this lovely Saturday afternoon! I hope your weekend is a good one!!

Happy Saturday!