There are so many parks within walking distance. The mountain view from the top of the nearest park is reassuring.
Why don't I have any phlox? They smell good, too!
We've always loved the little "short cut".
The fifth graders from the nearest school maintain this little library. So sweet.
If you'd like to see a few other strolls, pop over to The Quiet Country House. Thank you for strolling with me!
Now on to other blog things! Here's a nice lipstick smooch from Plum.
Hi Handsome! James is getting SO big!
It seems forever ago that CB was here. We had a lot of fun. We talked and talked. She is so precious, such a sharp little cookie.She learned to use a knitting spool and made a snail!
James spends a good bit of time in the Wendy house. We found the phone that hangs on the wall so he's busy texting.
He likes eating things that make his tongue change colors. So funny.
I'm having so much fun knitting socks with fancy yarn I bought at a new-to-me yarn store close to our house! Yippee!
Now that Sam is back at school, Plum and I are back to our once a week routine. She's such a nice little lounge-around-cuddle-bug.
I'm finding it very soothing to knit a little in the early morning.
Our Kelli's family lost their dear dog this weekend. He was old and ready to go, but dogs' lifetimes mark time periods in families' lives. He was so loyal, so attentive, so sweet. We're feeling sad. They came for dinner last night and then I went shopping with Kelli today. She's feeling fragile. Homeschool starts tomorrow and she is changing curriculums (Classic Conversations). She's got A LOT on her plate, my girl.
Which reminds me that God is GOD, there's no doubt about it. He's the answer. He's GOD and we are His creations. We're meant to completely depend on Him. I'm SO glad!
This quote is by Richard Foster from a prayer journal I've had forever. The cross is mine.
I don't usually say, "I'm really busy." I figure everyone is busy doing things, but I think we have had a busy summer and I am longing for fall when somehow things do calm down a bit. I have so many things at home that I like to play with: yarn, pens and pencils, fabric, books, dishes, and flowers. I like making soup and having 11 o'clock tea and cookies. I like walking the neighborhood when the air is cool.
How are you doing with the last part of summer? If you are in Australia or New Zealand, how are you doing with the end of winter?
Sending heaps of love and good wishes your way, cheerful visitor.