Wednesday, October 31, 2012


When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours on Halloween.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


All that we behold is full of blessings.
~William Wordsworth  

Thank you all so much for your sweet and thoughtful wishes for a happy birthday yesterday! 
You are the best!! And I'm so glad you enjoyed the baby pics :) 

I had a fabulous day! I knit, I ran, I did some gardening, I knit some more. 
I think there was a pumpkin spice latte in there, too!
And there was cake.
Two cakes actually. You can never have too much cake.
And some yummy, yummy mac 'n cheese.

My next year is off to a great start!!

Monday, October 29, 2012

refusing to grow old's that time of year, when I skip down memory lane...

my birthday.

I think these pictures say it all...

I've been very, very blessed to be


so well loved.

Then...and now.

What more could a girl want?

I takes a long time to grow old.
~Pablo Picasso  

A big thank you to my sister Jill (the sister on the right side in the "blue dress" photo) 
for scanning all these year you'll see the rest of them!! 

Friday, October 26, 2012

an autumn afternoon

I cannot endure to waste anything
as precious as autumn sunshine 
by staying in the house. 
So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.
~Nathaniel Hawthorne 

Happy Friday!!
We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day yesterday...rains are due to return today.

Whatcha' got going on this weekend?! 
My agenda includes time with Mr. NK, family fun, knitting, and a long run!!
I hope you have a good 'un!! xo

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


The energy of the mind is the essence of life.

We did a little traveling this past weekend. I so love these wind turbines.
Those little black spots are cows.
Yep, those turbines are HUUUUGE!

I hope you all had a great weekend and that your week is off to a grand start!

Happy Tuesday!

Friday, October 19, 2012


Nothing is secure but life, transition, the energizing spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson  

One day it's sunny, the next rainy.
Then sun again. 
Summer clothes have been packed away,
winter woolies have taken their place.
Autumn has truly landed.
Loving it.

What's up for you this weekend?
I'll be out and about, trying to keep out of trouble - knitting and camera in hand!

I hope you have a good 'un!! xo 

Friday, October 12, 2012

friday's face

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
~John Donne 
My computer seems to have died. Until I can fix it and can process new images again,
I thought I'd "re-Gail" you with images from past posts.
I hope you won't mind, too much.
What are you doing this weekend?
Whatever it is, I hope you have a great one! xo
This image was originally published here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


It just wouldn't be Socktober without a new pair of socks on the needles.

'Leaf Pile' from Lisa Souza...too perfect a color for Socktober.

Can't you just see whirling and swirling leaves in these socks?

As I gaze upon the sea!
All the old romantic legends, all my dreams,
come back to me.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

that time of year

I trust in nature for the stable laws of beauty and utility.
Spring shall plant and autumn garner to the end of time.
~Robert Browning 

Cool mornings, warm days.

We collected the last of the vegetables this past weekend.
Just some flowers are left to grace our autumn garden.
Shorter days, chilly nights, and kitties in my lap.
Knitting time!!