Tis a grey, rainy day here and I’m wishing I were still home in bed listening to the rain and dozing. Ha! But reality is here and I’ve got a busy day ahead of me. I had intended to write this post Sunday evening but I got lazy instead.
The first surprise came on Friday afternoon. Fletch and I were enjoying beverages on the patio before dinner and noticed a new bloom by a tree in our backyard.
So pretty! A hollyhock. Fletch had planted some seeds several years ago and then promptly forgot about them. There are now 3 open blooms and many more buds.
Saturday morning I took a nice hour-long walk along the canal and Schuylkill River in the Phoenixville area. First up: Fungus!!
I love all different types of fungi. They can be so pretty. I also saw a new (to me) flower:
Don’t know what it is, but I love that its leaves are fern-like. Very small and delicate.
This is one of my favorite spots on the opposite side of the canal. Wouldn’t you love to have a drink by the water and just sit and knit? Or read…or dream. I imagine it might get buggy at times, but it is such a tranquil setting. To the right, just out of the picture is a hammock strung between trees.
There were a few people kayaking on the canal, lots of geese and then these guys:
The next surprise came when I dove into my yarn stash. I moved some things around and discovered (another) bag full of yarn…put that away and came across a tiny bag that I almost threw out. Luckily I opened it up and found:
Cute stitch markers I had bought back in the Spring when I went to the Steel City Fiber Festival. I had completely forgotten about these. The one on the right is a little bird - so sweet!! I also found a list of events that one of the vendors at Steel City will be attending and saw that they will be at the Phoenixville Farmers Market next Saturday. I will HAVE to check it out!
I took another, longer, walk on Sunday afternoon. Again along the Schuylkill River, but this time in the Oaks area. Part of the walk involved a little bit of a detour off into the woods:
Guess the storms we had last week were stronger than I realized! I came upon trees across the trail twice. Then, towards the end of my walk I came across this:
I’ve noticed a few trees that are already beginning to show signs of Fall, but look at this leaf! So red, so pretty. I am ready for Fall! In fact, I’ve requested time off in October for a camping trip with Fletch.
All in all, it was a beautiful, nice weekend. I did not get very much knitting done, but I relaxed and enjoyed life!
Hope everyone has a beautiful week.