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I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now September 27, 2011

It’s been raining here, on and off, for several days now and I’d like to just thank my neighbors!

Walking back from the bus stop, I see that many of the houses on my street now have pots of mums outside, on their stoops or steps or sills.

I actually started giggling when I saw these: one little pot, full of thumb-sized blooms standing guard in front of a 4-story building.

And it was just enough.

Chic Knits Derica Kane

There’s something about the creamy grey sky that welcomes the almost shocking yellow flowers.

They have a varieagated center that shows chartruese and yellow and tips of brown.

A little further down the misted street, on the corner, was a basket, waiting.

It too was full of mums.

But they were more richly orange, more tinged with bronze, more ruffled and layered, and the colors were those that suddenly made so much sense.

It is autumn and as the skies darken and loom, nature balances the scale with lights of these other kind.

On a bright summer day they would almost be neutral; on a misty sunless afternoon, they are beyond compare.

This gentle goodwill speeds me on my way.

Chic Knits Derica Kane

Chic Knits Derica KaneChic Knits Derica KaneI can’t remember ever knitting buttonbands or finding buttons so fast.

On this rainy day, there’s now a light on in my house, even though it pales in comparison with the natural light above.

Can’t wait to model it outdoors —

Pattern: Chic Knits Derica Kane
Designer: Bonne Marie Burns
Yarn: MadelineTosh TOSH DK
Color: Candlewick

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8 responses to “I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now September 27, 2011”

  1. honeysuckleblue says:

    Gorgeous yellows, just right for this time of year!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I love mums too. something about them always make me smile. The sweater is lovely! I’m working on button bands for my keelin!

  3. Kathy says:

    Beautiful color one of my favorites. Too hot here for mums but maybe I should anyway.

  4. Bonne Marie says:

    Thanks so much! It’s in the high 40’s/low 50’s at night here now so it’s mum weather. :)

  5. Kathleen says:

    Beautiful–love the colors–we are in a repeat of summer here (Massachusetts) and I wish the humidity would go and things would crisp to sweater weather.

  6. Patty says:

    Bonne Marie – you’re such an inspiration – in word and wear! The Derica Kane is beautiful and I must ask…a salute to a certain character that left the air last week?

  7. Bonne Marie says:

    Indeed! A big salute to the first Lady of Daytime TV: Miss Erica Kane !!!

    I miss her already…

  8. Dorothy says:

    Ah, it’s so nice to see this cheerful post and my favorite fall colors. I think I’m now inspired to try yarn in this color..I’d love this shot of sunshine! And now I’m going to go find some mums; thanks for reminding me. :)

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