Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Nature is good for the soul

I've just realized as I've been putting together the photos for this blog entry that nature is doing her best to soothe my soul today. Yesterday was a bit tough on my psyche... nothing bad, just lots of minor irritants that allowed me to end my day a bit testy.

This morning I'm going to work from home. I have the windows and doors open to a cool, slightly overcast day. I purchased these lilies from the farmers' market sunday and they are working wonders on my centeredness.

All that tranquil green and white... it's a blessing.

A walk around the garden this morning reveals even more beauty.

We decided to let our artichokes go to flower (since we don't seem to really eat whole artichokes and don't have the skill to determine how to get the hearts out) and look at this beauty. The deep lavendar color of these is just amazing.

And if you look closely at the picture above you'll be astonished to see that this zucchini flower is holding a pool of water, just like a little living cup.

These truely are the small things that we all need to appreciate.

Sunday night I did spend a bit more time on the cable sweater... enough to finish up one of the sleeves and start on the other. Good progress.

Last night I just needed a change and decided to start on the capelet again.

I didn't spend too much time on this, but it was nice to work on some nice neutral colored wool-alpaca blend. Once I devote some time it should be a fairly quick project.

I think today will be a very good day.


Koko said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos. I haven't been able to afford the time to think of nature around me for those several weeks... I can really relax to see the working of nature.
I started a bolero from free pattern-actually, no post on my blog yet, so I'm pleased how your capelet is going.

Bobbi said...

those lilies are beautiful!