As the saying goes, begins with a single step. So, to prevent myself from getting any further behind in my blog posting, I'm just going to get some pictures and updates up and not worry about the details (the being behind in general, the stress that is causing me to feel that way, the overall tiredness that makes me feel like I can't compose anything clever at this time).
Spring, as you may have noticed, seems to be coming early to the east coast. A few weeks ago we were in the Poconos and I captured some some lovely photos that I have been meaning to share.
I love foggy mornings like this. When I was kid I used to imagine that the rest of the world had totally disappeared and it was just me and the 50 feet around me in any direction, what a lovely, calm, peaceful feeling.
Daffodils, the harbinger of spring. They are not my favorite, but they are ever so cheerful.
And a maple, with leaves budded and waiting for the next warm day.
I'm not sure if this pic shows the dew drops in this small blog friendly version, but it was such a pretty sight, with the drops hanging off the branches all sparkly in amongst the red leaflets. I'm sure you can see them if you click for the larger version.
Here in Philly spring is almost over, the azaleas are in full bloom and the tulips are on the other side of gorgeous already, the trees are almost fully leafed out...it's a little nutty - it's just the beginning of april!! I think we're almost a month ahead of schedule. I am enjoying it (though my allergies are beating me into hoarse, exhausted submission) but I sincerely hope that spring simply lasts and we don't begin our 90 degree days before May 1st - heck, I'd take June 1st, but perhaps that's asking a little too much.
I actually have an FO to share. The oh-so-appropriately named Venezia Worsted Top-Down Lace T-shirt. Details in the Rav link. It was a nice quick knit and perfect for this weather, but it will be too warm for summer wear. Heavy cotton when it's 95 and 87% humidity is akin to torture for me - at least after the first few blocks...
I'm very pleased with it, and knitting it was fun, a good combination of stockinette and interesting bits.
And that is my one step on my 1000 mile journey of being a better blogger, getting caught up, and trying to post more.