My herb garden in a good year, June 2010. This year it does need some work - a few plants did not survive this last Winter. It may also be getting a little bigger! We will see how the Spring and Summer progress.

I have spent the last hour clearing out some photo files on my computer.  They dated from June 2010 to Dec 2010.  I did not do much more than check to see what was in each folder and deleted the ones I knew I would not want and kept anything that looked like something I might want.  I will have to go back and delete individual pictures for each file next and refine my keepers!

A perfect wild rose, just after a summer shower, Long Beach, late June, 2010.

I still have all of 2011 to edit as well!!!  It seems that I like to take pictures of everything!

I then went into my recycle bin – I don’t think that I have ever emptied it before – there were almost 4000 files.  It took the computer over a minute to empty the bin.

A pair of my favorite mittens ever! Also June 2010, designed a Long Beach and heavily influenced by the trees along the bluffs above the Beach!

This all started because I wanted to use my pictures as a slide show for my screen.  I did not want pictures from the store or from partly done projects.  I did not quite realise what I was up against.  This will be a summer long project.  Every now and then I will just make it a point to edit or delete files over the next few months until everything is organized!

Organized – talk about a novel idea!  I have tried and failed to get any one part of my life organized over the years.  Any attempt lasts maybe a week until things start to pile up – literally – and all form of organization is lost.  I seem to work best in Chaos!  The advent of Sophie has only added to the Chaos, now I have stuff piled up on my other stuff!  Sigh!

Diver's Lake is very high right now. These branches are disappearing into the lake! With the reflections you cannot tell where the branches end and the lake begins.

Are you the type of person who needs to be orderly, to have a place for everything and everything in place?  Or are you like me – Chaos abounds and rules the pace of the day?

I envy those who can create and work in an orderly fashion.  I seem to always aspire but never to achieve the order that others can surround themselves with.  Especially in the last few years my thoughts bound from idea to idea.  I have lost more idea’s than I have ever created.  If I was orderly they would get recorded and revisited and maybe created!

Gorgeous little guy, picking at the Catkin's. Do you know what he is?

This morning we also went for a walk around Diver’s Lake.  There is a great deal more to that park than I ever realised.  It was a wonderful walk, bits of clear blue sky, birds singing everywhere, but seldom seen.  Wild Violets were blooming and the Catkins were falling apart – with the help of many of those invisible birds.

Wild Violets!

It is almost time to get ready for work.  I have a class tonight.  We are working on the EZ’s Baby Surprise Jacket.  It is a very fun pattern with unexpected results!

Happy Knitting


PS – Right now Tom and Sophie are at loggerheads.  Each trying to stare the other down.  Sophie wants to dig a hole in the middle of the yard and Tom wants to stop her.  The individual stares are identical!

About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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8 Responses to Whew!!

  1. I love how you laid out your herb garden. It’s like a beautiful little sanctuary. Very pretty.

    • Thank-you. It is one of my favorite spots. It is looking quite bedraggled this year, between the winter and the new fence! It will need some care and work to tidy up!

      I had based the initial layout of the bricks on some pictures I had seen of an old English herb Garden!

  2. the black bird with a touch of red on his wing is a redwinged blackbird. they like to nest among the bullrushes at the water’s edge. we had them visiting our bird feeder in edmonton. they have a lovely call which is soon recognizable. one day we were lucky to have a yellowheaded blackbird visit the feeder. he was magnificent and strutted along the fence like a king. we have had a redwing in our garden here but only occasionally.

  3. Anthea says:

    The bird is a red winged blackbird, Lynette.

  4. knotrune says:

    I’m not tidy or organised at all 🙂 But it doesn’t worry me, I know now that it’s a trait which tends to go along with being creative and imaginative. It does bother my husband, who has the opposite trait…

    • Hi and thanks for the support! It sounds like my husband and your husband, and you and I are very similar. I am aware that creative people are prone to be unorganized – it is just sometimes that I think that I could do more if I was more organized!

      There is never enough time in the day!

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