Great Grey Day!

Mount Benson, snow capped and cloudy! The grey kind of day!

On Sunday we went for a small walk – ie, with-in the city, at Louden Park, not too far away!  It still took the same amount of time to walk, but the walk is tamer than some of the other locations that we walk at.  It was Sunday you see – football day.  My husband thought the small walk might be faster.  He forgot about Sophie and her nose!  She goes into every culvert, hole and under fences following her nose!  LOL!

These little guys usually move to fast for me to photograph! This one just sat there quietly while a took a couple of photo’s.

It was a grey day, mostly cloudy, some breaks but no real sun.  Quite pleasant for walking and the rain held off until we were almost back at the car!

I found lots of colour to photograph.  The grey skies and water seemed to make all of the other colours jump and shine.

There were holly berries and red leaves on the Ivy.  Heather was blooming, both white and pink and there were iridescent ducks in the stream.

Great Grey Heron, enjoying the morning

Gorgeous Heather!

It was the birds that made the day!  They seemed to be moving leisurely, or, in the case of the Heron, not moving at all.  Just posing so that I could take my pictures!


I could not believe the Grey Heron.  It just sat on the branch over the water as we walked up and around.  I took lots of pictures, afraid that it would suddenly move and leave.  If so – I wanted to take the pictures!  It did not leave while we were watching, but when we returned back along the trail it was gone.  I have never been so close before!  It was wonderful.

Cold and grey, water and trees!

The response to the Painted Princess has been very interesting.  I have certainly learned a lot from it.  I like cables plain, or maybe that is just what I am used to.  It was an informative exercise.  I learned a lot about how the dyes and the yarn worked together and what colours went well.

Princess back together and all painted up!

Because this was about fact-finding – the finished product was much “busier” than a project intended for wearing.  But it did its job, allowed me to see the possibilities and make a few decisions about future actions with this project!

Happy Knitting


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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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6 Responses to Great Grey Day!

  1. Karen says:

    John and Karen agree that you took one darn awesome heron photo!

  2. Debi says:

    I too have a beagle mix, and everyone told me when I was considering that breed, that they are, “life support for a nose.”

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