Sunday, December 30, 2012

After the Snow

Today was bright and windy as yesterday's storm moved away.
I had wanted to take a walk but the blowing snow stung my eyes.

I picked up a sweater that I haven't worked on
 in months and sat down at my drawing table again...

Ideas are plenty and now there's the time to explore them.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Florida Walk

morning thunderstorm from my parent's back porch
favorite park from my childhood
 a home in my old neighborhood
spanish moss...sigh
the woods
 the trail

The day after Christmas started with a heavy morning thunderstorm.
As is typical of Florida, the weather quickly cleared.

My brother and I have started the tradition of taking a walk 
through the woods behind our old neighborhood.
This time we tried a new beautiful.

We also took a drive around Lake Alice and saw a small Alligator, maybe 3 1/2 feet long.
For some reason it feels odd if I don't catch a glimpse of a gator while home!

I returned with three different types of acorns filling my pocket.
What a great day.

Friday, December 28, 2012

A Belated Merry Christmas

This year I was fortunate to be with my family in Florida for Christmas.
It was so great to be together again, even if only for a few days.

On Christmas Eve we went to visit one of my Mom's friends 
who allowed us to pick grapefruit and tangerines from her trees.
Although she wasn't home, she had left the pickers out for us to use.
Fresh citrus for Christmas!

Thanks Mom, Dad, D and MGM for a wonderful time.
I love you all very much.

And thank you to all that may happen upon this blog once in a while.
I appreciate you letting me share my little day to day experiences with all of you.

Merry (if Belated) Christmas to you all.

xo, j

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Back Online

chocolate brown baby alpaca & a bowl from Vermont

My internet was out for a couple of days but now it's back.
I took these photos yesterday when the sun was bright,
clouds have since moved in and rain is on the way.

Christmas is bearing down and I'm working 
without a day off this week...

If only I could lumber away like a bear
and sleep for a couple of months.

Monday, December 17, 2012


An unthinkable tragedy in Connecticut last Friday.
We hold the families close to our hearts.
They were just babies...

Friday, December 14, 2012

Always Late for Work...

Satsuma oranges and the new issue of Kinfolk magazine.
It's been an exhausting week...
knitting occupies my hands
and soothes my heart.
Thank you for the kind thoughts.
xo, j

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Goodbye Howard

It was casual but elegant, you would have been so pleased.
I'll miss you, dear friend.

Monday, December 03, 2012

patterns & colors

my knitting kit
winter green, peat and grey
blue sky alpaca royal petite knitting patterns, complete with alpaca 'trading cards'
grey, yellow and pink

"There isn't time as in a universal tick tock,
there are times..."

   -Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos