That's normal, right? :-) If you're a regular reader of my blog, you might not be surprised at all about this. I'm in a CAL (crochet-a-long) with Lucy at Attic24 blog. She posted a lot of photos in her last blog post of those of us who are in the CAL with our pets and blankets. This week she asked for us to share photos of our blankets "in the field". So, of course, I took my afghan up to Portland Women's Forum to get a photo. Right? This shot is Dayle's. He draped the blanket over the interpretive sign. That is Vista House at Crown Point State Park and the mighty Columbia River Gorge, Washington State on the left, Oregon on the right. USA, for those visiting from around the world. :-)
This is my shot with the blanket hanging over a split rail fence.
Here is the view sans blanket.
We then drove on over to Vista House and I draped the blanket the old rock wall surrounding VH. I must say I got a few odd looks from the other visitors. :-P
Turning to the left.. this magnificent building glows in the sunshine. I was the Executive Director of the Friends of Vista House here for 15 years in the 80s and 90s. My office was in the basement and I was there 5 days a week. It's a part of me and I love it dearly.
Again.. the blanket over the rock wall in the grassy area above the building. When I was ED we had a pioneer encampment here with a covered wagon, tents and a campfire. My mom even came up and cooked an apple cobbler in a cast iron Dutch oven and shared it with us all, even the tourists from all over. Good memories.
Back at home.. I had the blanket rolled up between crocheting on it.
I have my blanket yarn in the top level of my trolley cart. I put the flyer on the front that came with the yarn from Wool Warehouse. I also printed up the color sequence of the blanket and taped it there.
I walked into the family room and saw Mocha asleep in the crook of her daddy's arm. We are besotted with this cuddly little darling.
When we pulled into the carport I spotted the big patch of Snowdrops were in bloom.
I just love how they spread into big plots of them. Snowdrops spread naturally both by creating new bulbs within a clump and by spreading further afield by seed.
They are pretty tightly curled up but will open up with sun warmth. Yesterday was so bright and pretty, and this morning we woke up to a dusting of snow!
And look! A hardy rose bud.. my Double Delight rose! I took this photo then pulled my Swiss Army pen-knife on my key chain and used the sharp blade to cut the bloom.
I brought it in the house, filled my bud vase with water and it's sitting right beside me as I type this post. It even smells wonderful!