Monday, May 28, 2012

A little reflection.

I just finished this 8 harness waffle weave blanket.
I went a little wild on the colors.
Don't be shocked.

I finished mowing the lawn at the studio.   Consuela couldn't keep the lawn mower going.

Imagine my surprise, when I realized the spark plug wire wasn't connected.

Her response:   "Who took it off???"
Her:  "Well, I'm not a mechanic."

So after mowing, and then weed whacking in the heat, I decided to take a break.

I am followed wherever I go outside.

Just far enough from the house, we were all alone.

I am not much into parades.
But it is a day to remember.  A day to be pensive.

My Dad was in WWII.  He spent most of it in the north sea on a small boat .
It sounded pretty frightening.

So today, I am grateful for the life I have.

Sitting quietly, this cardinal swooped over my head.

And then, I think he MOONED me.
How rude.

My little buddy was content to lie in the grass, since I was nearby.

Cats and dogs need so little.  Food, shelter, and love.
That's it.
Makes me wonder sometimes, why we humans need so very much.

If you look close, you can see his little paws 'kneading'.  Guess he's a happy camper.

I bought two chairs, this lavender one, and a turquoise one.  $19.99 at Ace Hardware.
Big spender, yup, that's me.

I didn't realize that I had caught this butterfly in the frame, until I saw the shot on the computer.
He was enjoying the back yard quiet, as well.

I hope your holiday was a good one.   I hope you found a few minutes to just be still.

There's really nothing quite like it, you know.


Deb said...

That cat really loves to be close to you. I think he thinks you are his 'mama'. haha!
I agree, quiet time is so necessary. We need it often. Hugs

Hilary said...

Wonderful post, H. I love those kneady little paws. And those hot summer colours are just gorgeous.

I've been away from home for the past week (at Frank's) but I hope to get back into the swing of all things bloggie soon.

Country Girl said...

Your afternoon sounds much like mine. Only mine was without all the hard work! Love your crazy colors, too ~

kelley said...

Lovely post...I was able to spend some quiet hours with my folks...Dad is nearly 89 and served in WWII as a radio man near Okinawa...on the ground, in the air...we have so much to thank all the military for...

Reena said...

A wonderful post today! I love days like this ... made even more special with the critters we love! I love that the kitty is needing as he lies in the grass near to you!

Daryl said...

oh I love those colors .. and those paws and being still .. I agree there's a lot to be said for sitting and thinking quietly ..

Karen said...

Aren't ya glad you let him stay?

We enjoyed our farm and the sunshine, the perennial gardens, good food, and the backyard quiet too this weekend. More of this in the future!...

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claudia said...

Oh so peaceful. Thanks to our veterans for givng us the chance to have that peace!
Aren't those Adirondack chairs great?!? I love the colors they come in. Thanks for shopping at Ace...that's where I work! (Not the particular one you shopped at) The blanket you weaved (wove?) matches the chair!

Anonymous said...

He DID moon you that naughty bird. LOL

It was too hot here to do much of anything so a totally lazy day unfolded.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I need some quiet time each day. Kind of like the cat, just lying around and kneading my paws:-)

Cupcake Murphy said...

Felt peaceful just reading that.

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