Hello and Good Morning!
Another hazy morning here - they say it's from the smoke on the West Coast! It is also another cool morning - 45 when I got up at 5:30. The air is so fresh. When I got home from the office yesterday I took a 5 mile walk on the River Trail and it was wonderful. Refreshing, cool (I even had a sweatshirt on for half the distance!). There were not many people at all on the trail (though more unleased dogs!!) and it was just so peaceful. Turns out the River Trail is 3 miles long...so my goal the next time I am there is to walk the 3 miles and then back for a total of 6!
I showed some knitting the other day and no more progress has been made. Monday was devoted to finishing that one section on the sampler and yesterday there was not time for knitting or stitching! Not a good thing...but here is a picture of the sock that I started using Val's Pattern somewhat stretched out so that you can see the pretty lace.
Isn't that pretty? And this yarn is fun. The various colors that show up are so subtle and pretty. Wish I could remember where and when I bought it!
So, as mentioned, no time for crafting yesterday because 1) I was in the office in the morning, 2) I walked in the afternoon, and 3) when I got home from walking and cleaned up Fletch and I left for Colin & Mailing's. Mailing had been in NYC for the day and hadn't gotten home by the time we arrived, but she showed up shortly thereafter. Colin made homemade pesto using garden garlic and garden basil. OMG - so good! And he grilled shrimp. Can you say yum?
Since the kids are leaving for Richmond this afternoon, Fletch and I brought the leftovers home with us. I didn't have dessert, but the others finished up the coffee ice cream I had made for Labor Day and Mailing brought home some cookies from a bakery in New York.
There are some definite signs of Fall around. Here is a look at the kids' Dogwood tree.
And these berries (Poke Berries? Poisonous?) growing amongst the thistles Colin is letting thrive.
What a pretty magenta color. And gosh, the bees and the goldfinches LOVE all the thistles.
Here is Colin after firing up the grill. The stand of thistles is in the back...hiding their table and chairs for dining (though it was chilly enough that we ate inside).
His hair is beginning to curl a bit! After dinner Colin built a fire in their fire pit and we sat and chatted for a little while. We didn't stay late - I had to get up dark-early again today to be in the office. I'm hoping to leave by Noon and get a walk in again this afternoon.
As I mentioned the other day, the latest Louise Penny book came through on Overdrive for me, so I'm reading that (only 2 chapters so far, but it is good) and then some other books have come through on Overdrive or I am very close to getting them (#1 or #2 on the wait list). I'm hopeful that my reading mojo is back and raring to go!!
Like other Unraveled Wednesdays, I'm linking up with Kat - head on over to see what others are making and reading. Inspiration abounds!!