• Travel

    A Morning Walk in Madison.

    Last Monday, I had a little over an hour left in Fahrenheit 451; there’s nothing like a little dystopia in your ears to add atmosphere to a quiet, cloudy morning. Henry Vilas Park is about a mile and a half from Sara’s (this time, I checked the map before I set out  🙂 This was my first time visiting there and I had no idea what to expect. I wasn’t disappointed. The scenery is beautiful. (no filter required) I made it back to Sara’s with a little more time left in the book (at this point I was listening to the Coda and Afterward) so I kept going. This view…

  • Travel

    Views from our Daily Walks.

    Morning and late afternoon walks are part of our daily routine around here (as much as Holly might wish otherwise…especially when the temperature approaches 100 degrees). As I looked through my photos from this past trip, I was struck by how different the scenery is from what we see around here.  This is from Friday morning’s walk around the marina (at my aunt’s in North Palm Beach). I sent this photo to Marc. It’s the spot where Tiger’s boat lives (when it’s parked). The Atlantic Ocean is just on the other side of that far bit of land. Saturday afternoon we were back in Leesburg with blue skies. And trees…

  • Knitting

    Wednesdays Are for Knitting.

    Taking a cue from Carole, I had planned to tell you about my knitting today – the projects in process instead of simply showing up on Fridays to show you what I’ve finished. But turns out those projects need just another day to two to be share-worthy.  So instead I’ll use two of my regular Wednesday standbys to share a bit more from Friday’s visit to the garden. Words in the Wild. And Watercolor. Katie and I had a hard time identifying this as “oak leaf hydrangea” – I love how the watercolor really makes the oak leaf shape pop! …and now back to the knitting!

  • Just Life

    Watercolor Wednesday | Morning Walk.

    Lauren and I walked the trail along Big Creek before yoga this morning. The landscape – all that color! all that sunshine! – struck us both, and she was really patient when I stopped multiple times to take photos. Of course I couldn’t help but see what colors Waterlogue pulled out. I wasn’t disappointed! Happy Wednesday everyone!

  • Knitting

    Watercolor Wednesday | WIPs and White Wine.

    Yes, it’s March 9th and it’s warm enough for white wine. and bright enough outside after 6 pm to take a kitchen table photo without any extra light. Spring is wonderful! …more on my WIP later. I’m well into sleeve #2, but there’s still a bit of finishing once I bind off. Hope your week is going well… any other warm weather white wine drinkers out there?

  • Just Life

    Watercolor Wednesday | Chasing Dreams.

    view over the lake on this morning’s drive to yoga It was a gorgeous sunrise – the kind where I roll down my window, stop the car and say a quick thank you that there are no cars behind me or coming toward me. It was also a complete surprise because we were supposed to have rain all day. When I got to the Y for my class, this is what I saw on the bulletin board: Every morning you have two choices:  continue to sleep with your dreams,  or wake up and chase them! Here’s to chasing dreams!

  • Just Life

    Watercolor Wednesday | Winter Colors.

    …central Florida style. Where my parents live isn’t all palm trees; leaves change color and some trees lose them altogether. This morning’s freezing temperatures seemed to make the landscape even more vibrant. I think all the colors (except, thankfully, snow white!) are represented. I love how the Waterlogue pops colors my eye doesn’t see – like purples, and so many different shades of blue and green. My brother and I are doing a gator watch. We missed him all day yesterday (guess he didn’t have a sweater to venture into the chilly air), but think we saw him back at the fountain pond this afternoon. You’d better believe I’m taking…