My Very Best
Butterflies are abundant in my backyard! I've seen monarchs and swallowtails on the butterfly bush. My challenge is having a camera on hand when they are around. How have you been? Are you loving the summer days? Or are you like me waiting patiently for the heat to abate and some cool breezes to waft slowly in? I truly try my very best to enjoy what I like about summer even though deep down it's my least favorite season.
I love: - the cicadas and the tree frogs singing in harmony - sitting outside with my husband in the shade chitchatting - dangling my feet in the pool - big salads and easy dinners to grill - all the flowers - butterflies and bees enjoying my blossoms - witnessing the changing landscape as early/mid/late summer evolve eagerly awaiting soft signs of fall
Today is my husband's last day of work and then he is officially retired. I was teasing him this morning on what will fill his mind and his days. His work has been stressful for the last few years and his duties have increased. I'm looking forward to a stress free husband! He likes making music with his various instruments and he loves to create art from pastels and charcoal. There are a pile of books he wants to read and he talks about his bikes and upgrading them for various reasons.
I've been reading a lot and knitting some this week. Luckily my knitting has been easy and relaxing. How nice to not have to fix any mistakes. I've had romantic visions of finishing Middlemarch the longest book ever. I am 90% done based on the Kindle estimate, so the end is near.
The socks in the above photo are for my daughter for Christmas. She loves reds and this color-way is perfect for her. I picked up this skein in London Ontario back when I could travel. Since then the store went out of business. Hopefully I'll be making a project page for these socks soon.