Rabbit, Greenhouse, and Community

I've been back home almost a full week and I cannot begin to tell you the happiness I feel.  I don't remember always being a homebody but somehow along life's path I became one.  I loved my family vacation and seeing more of the south but boy oh boy, I do love home.

While on a walk this week we spied (my husband and I) the little rabbit.  Guess what?  Frodo was off of his game, he didn't see it, smell it or notice the wee thing.  Sometimes I think he is becoming an old man.  I'm glad he's less obsessed with the hunting but he was cute when he did it.

We finally went to our favorite greenhouse and bought some flowers and vegetables to plant.  We waited until after the trip so there would be less death in the garden, seedlings need tender loving vigilant care.  This cat was snoozing in the herb section and he gave me the one eye glare-so sweet!

I'm back to walking the dirt road through the woods near my house, the edges are lined with wild rose bushes that are especially fragrant this year!  Or I can smell them this year?  Allergies play a funny role in smelling sometimes.  I feel so lucky to walk, see, and inhale their heavenly scent.

On Wednesday, I rode with my newly retired friend down to the middle of the state to visit her parents at their retirement community AND go to their knitting group.  Let me tell you, it was such fun to be the young one in the group :)  I loved listening to their stories about the community, the rules, and the chit chat of their mutual friends.  No matter what age we are, it seems we love to get together and enjoy fellowship and friendship.

The women were welcoming and I enjoyed seeing all of their knits.  They do charity knitting and their projects are sent all over the world, impressive!  We also made her parents so very happy with our visit.  I have a feeling that we will be doing this day trip again.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  


  1. You are such a great friend Karen, and I'm glad you had a fun time on your trip. It sounds like a lot of fun to knit with a group of others, I've never done it.
    Love seeing the area where you walk. We had Another rain storm last night and the road is a huge mud mess.
    Twinkie has become an old man too and has really slowed down. Now he just likes to sleep at my feet most of the time.
    Enjoy a beautiful weekend.

  2. Karen, your week sounds lovely...walking, buying plants, and bringing joy to others. I totally understand your statement about how fun it was being the young one in the group! :) I love to spend time with the older ladies because I learn so much, and their stories are so cute. Ever notice what great story tellers they are? I hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!

  3. I see that little bunny :) I must really get myself to a knitting group, we have a few around here. It always sounds like so much fun. One day.

    Big homebody here too, I do like going away, but coming home and being home...love it! Have a lovely weekend Karen.

  4. You're right Karen, there's no place like home! I love seeing new sights and exploring new to us places, but I so love coming home. I bet the time spent at the retirement community with the knitting group was awesome. There is so much to learn from our elders, I would have enjoyed that outing as well. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. Your week sounds lovely. I have a bunny that visits my garden and provides entertainment for the kitties who watch him from the window. I leave him a carrot now and then because he is a good bunny and does not eat my garden plants.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I love to go on trips and explore new places, but I also just love the feeling of coming back home to my own bed!

  7. Glad you are getting to enjoy your walks again. I understand being a home body. I don't like to be away for very long. These are some beautiful pictures. Lavender is one of my favorites. Hope you have a great weekend!

  8. It really is nice to be the "young" one and listen to the wisdom of the older ladies. That Frodo - he's slipping! Enjoy your weekend!

  9. You have a beautiful path to walk. Knitting/sewing groups I think have some of the best people in the world.

  10. I am a homebody, too. : ) I enjoy visiting new places, but they always make me love my home even more. It sounds like you had a great week. What fun it must have been to knit with a group of older ladies and hear their stories.

    Beautiful photos of a beautiful week!

  11. Ah, so beautiful! It's wonderful to see everything in bloom! And kudos to you for started with seedlings--I have not had much luck with them so far! I too so enjoy getting home after a long trip--enjoy!

  12. I too am a homebody. It's really the place I'd most rather be, always.
    Enjoy the gardening!

  13. How do you keep that Peter R. out of your garden? We have a couple of the critters here and they have healthy appetites! Nice of you to go visiting with your friend; I'll bet she appreciated your company! (And you had some car-knitting time, too, right?

  14. theres no place like home to me

  15. i'm CRAVING that home time.....and piddling around in the garden....hoping it isn't blistery hot and humid and buggy by the time we get home!!!! The routine of life is what I miss, too.....Freddy-walks and weekly trips to the farmers' market. Gosh. You've made me HOMESICK!!!!!

  16. Oh, to be the young one in a group of ladies! Glad you had so much fun, Karen. Your flowers are lovely, by the way. :)


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