“What did you do this week-end?”
It started out like a normal Sunday walk in the woods, me and Mr. Kate enjoying some fresh October air.
Sometimes you have a pattern in mind and go looking for the right yarn. And sometimes you are just walking along an aisle in Michaels and the right yarn finds you.
I love this clever little short row pattern, it is so adaptable and looks good in a wide variety of yarns. I made this one long enough to wrap twice around the neck as I know that’s how she’ll wear it!
Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable in the Tealberry colourway
The tree has been more loaded this year than ever and I have been busy processing apples into my freezer.
Always grateful for garden bounty, but some days I need a bigger family!
The last week of August felt decidedly like fall, although today the sun is finally back. The rain and cooler temperatures confused the garden. And there is a cold virus making the rounds that both Mr. Kate and I have caught.
But aside from all that there have been some lovely moments in the past few weeks.
There has been scrapbooking and reading and visiting as well. Some fun back to school clothes shopping.
Now though I am ready for September and hopefully a warm slide towards fall. Time to be in the garden and kitchen. Time to slow the frantic summer pace of the west coast, where we don’t dare waste a moment of summer, and enjoy these last weeks of summer. I hope wherever you are, you are doing the same.
One of the things the west coast boasts about is having four distinct seasons, which makes each one special. August on the island, with the crickets chirping and the clear skies of summer is about as perfect as summer gets.
After a week in a mountain valley I spent a weekend with friends camping at the ocean.
I really am that spoiled. We don’t camp at the ocean often, my boys prefer the lakes and rivers for exploring and fly fishing. So this was a definite treat. We explored sandstone beaches and lazed around the campsite.
Refresh. Rejuvenate. Relax. Relate. Recharge. Reconnect.
There are places on this earth where we just feel something more. Where the very air speaks to us, whispers to us, caresses us. If we choose to listen, to be aware, these places can provide for us.
If you are lucky enough to be close to one of these places, to be able to visit it at least once a year, you have a gift. Embrace it. Use it. Revel in it.
I have that place. This year I got 5 days in it, with the people I love the most in this world. And I needed it. And I revelled in it. I embraced it. I let it love me and I loved it back.
I am breathing more loosely once again.