Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In the Springtime

The garden is finally filled with more colors than green and brown! Yes, the flowers are blooming and stepping outside the front door is a joy to the eyes. And the best thing about the gardens filling up with blossoms? I no longer have to go to the grocery store to satisfy my love of photographing flowers! (I'm just kidding; I don't actually go to the grocery store to take pictures of flowers.)

You guys remember my birthday when I took about a million pictures of the flowers my sister got me. Well now, I'm not limited to just pink, yellow, and orange flowers and I can show you an entire rainbow of flowers.

Just kidding. Turns out we only have pink, yellow and orange flowers in the garden. But don't worry, I took lots (and lots) of pictures anyway.

Now I have to fill in all these blank spaces with words so it looks like I have something worthwhile to say about each of this pictures. Maybe I should enlarge the font size so I don't have to write as much.

Right now, as I talk about the pretty flowers growing in the yard, you're probably wondering why I'm not writing about my WIPs. It is, after all, WIP Wednesday. Fact of the matter is, I have so many WIP's I don't know which one to talk about, and the only one that I'm actually working on at the moment is one I can't talk about. You remember the one from last week.

While that secret WIP is coming along splendidly (I think I'm actually going have it done by the recipient's birthday), I haven't been working on any other knitting projects either. So I have nothing to talk about concerning my works in progress, save the book I'm reading, which I'll talk about by the next photo.

I finished Silas Marner exactly a week ago I believe. I loved every second of it, and am looking forward to reading it again and again in years to come. But since I'm striving to catch up on all the classics I'm not reading, I didn't waste any time before starting a new book.

This book is none other than Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte. I'm about a hundred pages into it (which isn't very much for having started it a week ago, but I'm a slow reader) and I love every sentence I read. I'm at the part where Jane gets to Thornfield, and I look forward to reading it every second that I'm not. We'll have to see how much of life gets done when the plot thickens.

Unfortunately, my Kindle broke this week, so I had to take a couple of days off reading so I could find a real live copy. But now that's all ready and I'm back into the story.

What to talk about now? I've gone over my WIPs and my books, and I still have two pictures to talk through. Of course, you probably stopped reading when I started talking about knitting, and if you're one of those vigilant people who's actually reading this whole post (do you even exist?), I give you permission to skip to the end. Just look at the pretty daffodil to the right and don't bother paying attention to what I have to say.

That daffodil is actually only one (wait, there are two in the picture) of many. There all standing in a row along the fence, their bright little faces facing the sun. I didn't take a picture of the whole army because they've been out for a couple weeks now and some of them are sadly beginning to wilt. Oh the short lives of plants (not counting trees as plants, of course).

By now you've probably noticed that this final photo isn't of a flower. Either that or you've never seen a dog before. No, this little fluffernutter sandwich is my dog Homer, and he is ecstatic about spring finally arriving. He's running inside and outside begging us to play with him, and he's overall much more cheerful than usual. He also looks a lot better than usual, because he had a bath a few days ago.

And that's all I have to say. And you're thinking, Thank heavens for that! 

I can't say I blame you. See y'all tomorrow (Hopefully. I really do mean to blog more than on WIP Wednesday and FO Friday, but my life is so meaningless the only things I have to talk about are WIPs and FOs. I'll try and think of something interesting for you guys tomorrow).


  1. Haha.

    Nice flowers - I love it when things get colourful.

  2. Gorgeous flowers. Good luck on your secret knitting.


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