The Lens Day challenge for this week is Blossom. How fortunate that I bought two bouquets of tulips the other day.
They were on sale for $5 a bunch and I knew I wanted two bunches but I had the hardest time deciding on the color.
I finally went with one pink and one yellow and I love the combination of the two.
The pink speaks to my girl-y side.
And the yellow speaks to my yearning-for-spring side.
And the whole thing just makes me happy. Tulips are good for the soul.
And really fun to photograph. Perhaps even a little addictive.
In the spirit of “begin as you mean to continue” I spent my time this weekend, the first of not only a new year but also a new decade, doing the things I love the most.
I knitted, of course. This is the start of the Mondo Cable Pulli in Beaverslide. The yarn is yummy and the pattern is well written and I’m enjoying knitting this.
I also did some spinning. This is pencil roving from Rhinebeck that JessaLu threw at me suggested I buy. It feels good to spin again!
I started my Project 365 set on flickr.
I kicked Dale’s ass playing rummy. I’m going to pay for posting this (he’s a very sore loser, you know) but it’s so worth it!
I watched some Women’s College Basketball. The Tennessee Lady Vols rocked against Oklahoma.
I cooked. I made delicious chicken chili and crab dip and I baked homemade bread. I love baking bread and the yeasty smell that fills my house when I make it. Mmm.
I finally made homemade pasta. It was fun and the results were delicious! I made fettuccine and then threw together a sauce with baby spinach, mushrooms, garlic, bacon, wine and heavy cream. Yummm.
Let me see . . . I know there was something else . . . oh yeah . . . I finished Flyingdales . . . on December 30th. wOOt.
I took the photo of the chair by the pond that was in yesterday’s post while at the birthday party of a friend last weekend. He and his wife run a local bed & breakfast and it’s a beautiful spot, nestled among a pretty little pond and some cranberry bogs. I took quite a few photos and would like to share some of them with you.
Isn’t it lovely? So peaceful. I could sit on their deck and knit all day long.
I took pictures of a new pair of socks yesterday but for some reason they won’t upload to my computer. I have always connected my camera with a USB cable but now it’s suddenly not working. I have no idea why this is happening but all the experts say to get a card reader and I’ll be doing that later today. Keep your fingers crossed that this solves my problem.
In the meantime, here’s a pretty picture of the ceiling at the Unitarian Church where the Presidents Adams are buried.
I’ll be stepping away from the technology now.