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Tuesday, January 24, 200

it’s B-A-A-A-C-K!
and I’m glad…

Even though the small amount of snow outside on the trees resembles nothing more than a cotton bush


I welcome it!

We’re back in the sweater saddle! Even though it has been below 40degrees, even though most people in North America would consider THAT Cold, even though I have been living in my Long Johns or something similar when indoors (around this time of the winter, I think your average Midwest person resembles a gnarly character in a High Plains movie, where we’re all stuck in the cabin unable to do our laundry) – it hasn’t seemed like Winter to me.

My wonderful neighbor added to this illusion by gifting me with a Cactus for Christmas. I added this lovely succulent to the mix.


Isn’t this a lovely Color? The Teal Tonals here make me sing with delight! I had a garden once that had a little warm micro-clime area on a south-facing wall. I loaded the bed up with silver-bluegreen perrenials and succulents. These are perhaps my favorite plants of all…

Oh. There’s yarn in the picture too! I am still on a little hat bender and we shall see what we shall see…

8 responses to “Tuesday, January 24, 200”

  1. Amy Lu says:

    Succulents are so nice. Hard to kill, and they remind me of warmer places (I’m about 2.5 hours north of you, on the lake.) There is something about them that makes me want to touch them.

    I can’t wait to see what kind of hat you’ll be doing. I’ve got to dig out your Bucket Hat pattern and knit up another. It’s the only style hat I wear, I love it.

  2. margene says:

    Easy care plants are best as it gives us more time to knit. You always have something wonderful on the needles. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

  3. Imbrium says:

    So pretty…a bit of springtime in the midst of winter, and the color is perfect. It reminds me of the ocean. (Yeah, a cactus reminds me of the ocean…go figure.)

  4. Scout says:

    Purty Cactus!

    I need a new cool hat pattern. Design one for me that won’t drive me to drink like freaking Jaywalkers okay? ;)

    Pretty please with vodka on top?

  5. Lolly says:

    I want some snow here in Maryland! maybe we will get it soon…

    What a beautiful cactus – I am all about COLORS lately (check my blog!), and yes, that is a beautiful color cactus and yarn.

    Lovely ;)

  6. Leslie says:

    I was obsessed by Anne Boleyn as a child, and to this day will bore anyone who wil listen with disquisitions about Anne’s influence on modernity.

  7. claudia says:

    I’m joining you on the hat bender. It must be the SNOW outside.

  8. Leah says:

    What a great photo (duh! I guess that would be your forte wouldn’t it?).

    Can’t wait to see the hat!

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