At last, a sunny weekend. One garden is planted and on Sunday it thanked me with Icelandic Poppy blooms from plants that I planted last year!
They are so bright and delicate dancing in the sunshine that one cannot be anything but happy when gazing upon them. Last year I got one bloom at a time on each plant, but after filling them up with Miracle Grow last year, I was granted about 6 buds per plant now. I should have a nice series of blooms and it is always interesting to see what color appears. I seem to remember lots of white blooms last year, and here I have shades of vivid yellow and soft peach.
The perennial forget-me-nots are a nice contrast to the fuschia petunias. I wish they lasted longer into the season.
Here is my handspun Ishbel against the backdrop of Snow on the Mountain and a closeup of the lace that is coming along very well. I am almost through one 4 oz skein, so the whole project should take no more than 6 oz at the rate I am going.
On Sunday, I walked my typical 4 mile walk through the greenbelt in our neighborhood along Dry Creek Trail, when all of a sudden I came across this:
Wouldn't this be the perfect place for a group KIP day! (Knit in Public) Looks like our State Lottery Money is going for something great. Here in Colorado, it goes towards capital improvement in Parks and Recreation. I may just go out to buy more tickets to celebrate, and if I win, just think of all the yarn and fiber.............