Gorgeous Rhododendron blossoms!

Gorgeous Rhododendron blossoms!

….. We went walking around Bowen Park.  I could have spent hours in the Hailey Rhododendron Grove alone!  More than half of the trees are in full bloom right now and they were stunning!

But I walk with my husband and Sophie; they wait for only so long!

Bowen Park is beautiful this time of year.  Millstream River has settled down to a gentle roar and the views around each curve are all different.  You can walk in the river bed itself, the moss on the rocks is greening up before it dries up and the footing is pretty stable.  Muck and mud abound – Sophie’s favorite footing.

Around every curve a new view!

Around every curve a new view!

Miniature Rose Bloom - perfectly tiny!

Miniature Rose Bloom – perfectly tiny!

Like everywhere right now the Wild Roses are in full bloom.  I noticed that they have a very tiny variety of Rose.  The bloom is only an inch across but perfect in every way.

As well there were many varieties of wild-flowers in bloom.  The tiny wild columbines, brilliant orange, peeped out from under the underbrush; Queen Anne’s Lace is coming into bloom.  The purple star flowers are starting to die off and the pink clover like flowers are everywhere!

Tiny brilliantly orange columbines hidden in the underbrush.

Tiny brilliantly orange columbines hidden in the underbrush.

The totems at the Duck pond are slowing going back to the earth, the grass and plants are starting to grow up through the wood.  The Eternal Cycle celebrated by many cultures.

We walked around the new ball park and a little further upstream yesterday.  The City has done a wonderful job of refurbishing the old park!

Earth to Earth, the cycle eternal.

Earth to Earth, the cycle eternal.

Like most Saturday’s we do a lot of running around and take care of those things that don’t get done during the week.

Yesterday we finished the planting in the garden and back yard.  I have added more hosta’s, lavender’s  and an Astilibe to the far corner.  There is now a small weeping Japanese Maple in a pot on the deck.

Today I want to get a hanger and a hummingbird feeder for a corner of the deck as well.

There will be a few more small plants put in, geraniums and petunia’s – but the bulk is done.  Next month we will be purchasing a yard of earth to fill the rest of the beds so that they are ready for next year.  No apple tree until then!  But we will be ready!

Feather and Fan Shoulderette.

Feather and Fan Shoulderette.

Yesterday I finished knitting the Feather and Fan Faroese.  Today I hope to paint it.  I had hoped to paint yesterday but ran out of time.  I am wearing it right now.  Sitting on my shoulders it is like wearing a warm cloud!

This little shawl is more like a cape than a shawl.  It sits just right so that my lower arms and hands are free, but my back is still warm.  I think that I will finish the neck line with some clasps or black velvet frogs that I have in my stash.  I will have to decide after painting which will look best!

Detail of Celtic Knot work on shoulderette back.

Detail of Celtic Knot work on shoulderette back.

I have almost finished the back of the shoulderette for the summer painting class.  The Celtic knot work is showing up very well – it will be fun to paint, deciding which colours to put where!

Hope that you have a great day!

Happy Knitting


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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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