Spring Snapshots

After a very hot start, spring has settled down in it usual pattern here with super bright, clear and cool days with a violent thunderstorm thrown in every once in awhile. It’s all a welcome relief after a long winter. On the sunny days, we like to visit our favorite local tulip garden to see some brilliant color and run around.


These yellow one formed a wall of color along one side of the garden. They must have really shot up and bloomed during the hot days and now are just about to fade away, but not before they make one final loud statement.


This one is my favorite this year. I love how it looks as if someone took a paintbrush to the sides.


The trees were just as pretty.


Everywhere, there were shades of pink, light and dark.


We even found some interesting fruit hanging on one tree. Fortunately, we were able to bring the fruit home with us, haha!

Also, this weekend, I put the sewing aside and concentrated on my Leaving sweater, which I was able to block yesterday. I always think of blocking as a form of exercise, especially if I am blocking on the floor. Usually, by the time I am done, I have worked up quite a sweat and my legs are like jelly. Maybe this really means I am sadly out of shape, but I don’t think I am.


This has been a great project. The yarn is a pleasure to work with and the pattern is fairly easy to read and follow, as long as you are good at knitting with charts. If the weather continues to stay cool, I may actually be able to get this done and wear it a day or two before it gets too hot.


Posted on April 22, 2013, in Family Fun, Knitting and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I am SO ENVIOUS of the blooming flowers! We are at least a month away from seeing anything blossom, except for the odd crocus. Lucky you!
    Your sweater looks gorgeous! What is that yarn?

  2. When I saw you wearing the sweater yesterday, I thought, “Hmmm….I don’t remember her knitting this one. Perhaps she knitted it before I knew her.” I should have said something then but I’ll say it now: Looks great!

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