Daily Reflections From My Window

March 22, 2021: the First Monday of Spring!

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“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.

Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.

Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.

Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.”

Yoko Ono

Don’t you feel like that this year? We did overcome quite a winter and persevered. We have a few little specks of snow and I’m sure they will be gone very soon. Today in the 60s? Bring it!

Not a great picture, but a robin this morning! Yay!

So, where have I been and what’s on my needles? Jay and I took a quick trip to Florida for the weekend with his sister. It was a whirlwind and though I wrote a post each morning and tried to post, I don’t think they went through and I couldn’t post to FB. There’s no internet and she is truly disconnected. I wish I could be that way. We had fun visiting with another couple staying at her place too and spending time at the beach. Jay got a little sunburn. I used the Coppertone 50 for babies and it worked great. We kayaked, went to the beach and ate delicious seafood.

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While I was there, I knitted up another pair of fingerless mitts. I measured how much yarn I needed so that I could just take enough for a pair and came up a few rows short.

Tomorrow, I’ll share how I did a Russian join with the yarn to make a seamless connection.

There’s no better place to knit than on the beach! It was a bit windy and cool, but we enjoyed being in the sun and with Laura. She’s so generous and welcoming with her time and place. Something I need to work on for sure.

It’s interesting how Floridians are all about sunsets. They will drive from miles around to see one. Here is the sunset from the first night we were there. It was absolutely beautiful. I may have to use the many photos I took of the sunsets as inspiration for some new dye combos. It’s great to be home now. And this weather? A gift! Jack and Madison took care of the alpacas while we were gone and they look great. The kids did a good job. It’s so nice having them near.

Things are blooming here. I am so finished with cold weather and so glad that spring is actually and officially here. I hope it stays.

Snowdrops.

Crocuses.

My Lenten Roses.

Daffodils getting ready to burst!

It’s time for me to get to work. I have new ideas and motivation. Oh and tax prep. Enjoy the video of the water!

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In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!