Spring – Whispers in the Air, Hints in the Green!

Pussy Willow Buds are emerging from Winter hiding.

Pussy Willow Buds are emerging from Winter hiding.

Trees are bare and waiting for their Spring finery of brilliant green.

Trees are bare and waiting for their Spring finery of brilliant green.

Tales of Spring on the Way!

Spring is hinting at its imminent arrival.  Snowdrops are opening, trees are budding and the air has a different scent.  Whispers of warm air, eddy around the new growth and we are looking forward to some bolder colours for the next season.

We walked at Neck Point yesterday morning.  Only a sweater was needed to keep warm and we could see that a change was in the air.

Flocks of Gulls were everywerhe, cormorants and ducks as well.

Flocks of Gulls were everywhere, cormorants and ducks as well.

Buds are just starting to emerge from the winters rest; birds were congregating; and the Seals were playing out in the bay.  There was a very playful kind of feel to the morning air.  There were many families out walking, children were laughing as parents pointed out everything that they could see.

There were two tugs out in the Straight, each pulling large log booms, and small fishing boats as well, waiting for the fish to bite.  They might be waiting awhile with the seals around.

Posturing Cormorant.

Posturing Cormorant.

There were gulls, cormorants, harlequin ducks and eagles out yesterday.  As we arrived at the park everyone leaving was commenting on an owl that was sitting on a low branch and it had just sat there calmly as the crowd commented and photographed.  By the time I got there the owl had exhausted its patience and left!

A beautiful view at Neck Point.

A beautiful view at Neck Point.

Green shoes for the aspens.

Green shoes for the aspens.

The greens were brighter, especially the green of the lichens, and the Aspens appeared to have green shoes as the lichens and mosses were moving their way up the grey trunks.  Once the air warms up even more, the lichens and moss will die back until the next winter.

A windswept old Evergreen, trunk and branches gnarled and bare to the Spring air, soon the base will be obscured by the new grasses and wild weeds.

A windswept old Evergreen, trunk and branches gnarled and bare to the Spring air, soon the base will be obscured by the new grasses and wild weeds.

Sophie loved the walk, she was into and out of every hole and knoll that she could find.  Every dog wanted to play and every person wanted to be friends.  It was good day to be a dog at the park.

As I am knitting an undyed yarn for painting, my eye strays towards a new hank of Handmaiden Silk in the Sumac colourway.  Deep reds, burgundys, golds and oranges – I think that they would look fabulous with some gold and bronze beads, maybe highlighted with black.  I need a new bracelet!

I think that this afternoon I will have to wind the yarn and string the beads and start!  Spring, the season of starting many new projects, is here!  LOL!

These colours remind me of the deep rich roses of summer!  Highlighted with bronze and gold beeds - I can see a new beaded bracelet in my future.

These colours remind me of the deep rich roses of summer! Highlighted with bronze and gold beads – I can see a new beaded bracelet in my future.

Yesterday after the walk, I spent the rest of the day knitting.  The second “wing” of Crystalline is more than half done.  I should finish it today sometime and graft it on tomorrow.  I know what I want for the edging, but yardage could be a problem.  I will have to do some math.

I knit about 150 yds of yarn yesterday – it was a good day!

I hope that you get the chance to go for a walk today.  Or a chance to knit up a storm!

Happy Knitting

Lynette

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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