Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Warm Golden Days and Nature Journals

Hello October people!  We had that snow day and our power was out for 24 hours.  We were cold and really I didn't know what to do with myself but sit by the window with Tim and knit.  We did go to Jeff and Christie's for two meals and phone charges. So thankful. 

James and Noah are enjoying fall!  The temps have been perfect!  Warm and bright!

 Christie took the cute pictures of the little darlings.  

When it was so cold (for one day) I wore my Norwegian sweater and it really kept me very warm.  
 I wore my mitts that Danette from Front Porch Knits made!  I love them again this year. 
 Little cuddle bug thinks the nighttime temperatures are conducive to under-the-covers snuggles.  
 Last week little Plum Cake and I had a coffee break (fika) at Kneader's. 

 Noah is officially a member of the ice cream cone club. 

As you can see our weather is funny.  James like to go shirtless (Incredible Hulk) and it has been warm enough to do so. 

 I wish this book wasn't so heavy because I really want to read it in bed.  
 I'm trying for a finish by Friday, but I don't think I'll make it.  I was bored with the color of this shawl so I spiced it up a bit, maybe too much.  

I decided I should use the bunny dishes.  Aren't they cute?

As you can see, the flowers are gone.  Sadness. 

 On Monday I met a friend at the Jesuit retreat center.  Gorgeous. 

 I rearranged the living room.  You know how that is?  You shove things around and find lots of dust bunnies and then the baseboards need a clean . . . 
 This one is a little perturbed that furniture isn't where it was before but it does give him a better view of the birds at the bird feeder.  Well, at least he has a softer seat. 
 I finally got in to the hairdresser and got my stringy hair cut.  Sorry, I cannot help myself and always make goofy faces. 

 Another cute photo from Christie. LOOK!  Shoes! 

So finally . . . my nature journal.  I do not know what I have been busy doing (besides knitting) but I haven't had a lot of "I wonder what I should do now" time lately.  

 Maybe I've just been looking out the window like Tim. 

 Here are a few little excerpts from this helpful book.  It's extensive and I think I should attend to it a little bit more.  

Here are some links to the nature journal bloggers:
Annie at Nana Go Go (she's not nature journaling but she is thinking about autumn and features an adorable Jane Austen knitting book!)
I have not started sewing because I was waiting for my tissue to make my own pattern.  It came!  Soon, the sewing adventures!
Take care, glowing person, and thank you very much for popping in and viewing SO many photos!