Monday, August 3, 2015

From sage ... to wood

It's probably because of the unusual frequent rains this spring, but my Russian Sage plants are bigger, taller, fuller than EVER.  They smell great, the blooms are pretty purple, and the bees are loving them. 

At our local craft fair in the park, I found a great little bird house. find a place to secure it... hmmm. 

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Hot temps and high winds

For all of you in the western states...I'm hoping you're enjoying the hot summer temps!  We also had 60 mph winds a few days ago, and the tumble weeds were blowing across the hot plains like I've never seen before.  Wall, after wall, after wall of weeds blew across the road; nearly every car sported a tumble weed for a hood ornament.  I had quite a session of cleaning out the grill of my car!

Then I saw the fence-line along my access road...oh my gosh.  It was filled with tumbleweeds. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Gotta love an outdoor concert

I made a road trip with Jane to Rock Springs Tuesday evening for an 8:30 pm concert.  It's a two and a half hour journey to get there, but so worth the trip when you get to see Martina McBride in concert at the country fair!!!  The stage was set up at the Fairgrounds...and we didn't realize we needed to bring our own seating... oh well.  So, since we (and almost everyone else) were standing, we wiggled our way to a  spot fairly close to the stage. 

That gal has a set of pipes!!  She's a little 'ol petite thing... with a big voice.  She has three back-up singers, her four piece band and another four playing reeds and horns.  What a great - full - sound.  Martina highlighted every single member in her group at the front of the stage, and they were all fantastic musicians/singers!

Great performance!  She sang non-stop for an hour and a half...ending the encore with "Independence Day."  The crowd loved it, swaying, hands in the air, and singing right along with her.  She had lots of adoring fans in Rock Springs.

I overslept the next morning...

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

My modeling bunny

This one doesn't mind the photo shoot at all.  Bunny let me get pretty close for this shoot.

Bunny is finding the grass in my yard to be quite delicious. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A new shawl on the needles...

As soon as I received the yarn in the mail (from two different companies, because neither company had all the colors in stock) I had to cast on the Serape Shawl by Megi Burcl.  It's on the cover of KNITSCENE, Summer 2015.

Yes, the knitter must change colors often, but I like to weave the ends in right away so that it's not a big headache at the end of the project.  I love the southwest colors and am getting close to having the project half-done.  I am looking forward to the color work at the wide end of the scarf.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Just a toe's length...

I'm almost finished with another pair of socks.  I've got the toe to do, and they'll be ready for wear.  The pattern is Dragonfly, which has become one of my favorites to knit.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Blue Grass in Summer

All the live music opportunities of the summer are wonderful; I'm trying to take in as many as possible.  Here's the Low Water String Band performing at an "Unplugged" event at the Riverton Library.  They are a Blue Grass band, and they have a lot of fun performing.