Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Isn't Life Ironic?

 Last night, after months of painstaking work with the most difficult yarn I've ever handled, I finally finished this blue shawl.

After three days of chilled rainy weather (yesterday it positively poured) I finished this warm garment just in time for the return of typical summer heat. Oh well. I love summer, and though it will be a while before I'll get to use my new shawl, I'll be content in my Hawaiian dresses until the fall.

As my next knitting project, I think I shall knit a Sontag, a soft, pink one for my Mom, which she's been requesting ever since we saw Little Dorrit. 

But first...

...I think I need to tidy and organize my work basket. But not today.

Today I have a full day. First I have a meeting with the Harold B. Pricklepants Society to discuss our current read, The Dean's Watch by Elizabeth Goudge. (Just the title is compelling, with its multiple meanings.) Then later in the afternoon, if all goes as planned, I will be going to the movies with my sisters to see a truly masterful cinematic work that we have been looking forward to.

Monster's University!!!

Friday, June 21, 2013

The First Day of Summer

It's the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year! After a few weeks of chilly Norway summer (as my Mom affectionately calls it) I'm once again ready for summer's heat. Not to mention the flowers.

While discovering all these treasures in the garden I also discovered how addicting it can be snapping pictures of such a beautiful place.

Runty is not as cute as the puffy little chicks that are everywhere this year (see my sister's blog, Pursuing a Jeffersonian Education, for chick details) but he's still a fine figure of a bird.

Tonight we will celebrate the longest day of the year by spending a late evening outdoors, feasting, talking, laughing, and maybe even a little swim.

Beauty is all around us, outside...

...and in. 
Happy first day of Summer!