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a day in the “hood”

March 22, 2020

the sky is bright blue, the sun is shining and it’s warm

seems almost incongruous – but most welcome

tapestry weaving in the sunshine

it didn’t take long to finish this little onemeasures 3.5 x 5.75

I made a mistake winding the warp, it is an inch narrower than planned

the back lighting  has given me an idea for the next piece

I like the staggered slits – letting the light shine through

think we could do with more light in this troubled time

so… come with me on my walk around the “hood” – fortunately I can still do thisfirst – down to Willows Beach with the city in the distance

and approximately 14 miles across the Strait of Juan de Fuca – the Olympic mountains and Washington state

too many people and even more dogs

with a snow covered Mount Baker off in the distance – in splendid isolation

at my feet – rivulets in the sand

and colours in the flotsam

the orange rock is actually brick

in the early 1900’s there was a a brick factory on Sidney Island and it is not unusual to find small pieces of brick on the beach

on the way homeart on a fence

the work of local artist Anne Hansen –

her work is wonderful – take a look

this raised garden at the side of her property has a haiku

(click on the photo to read)

and down the road a colourful amphibian

a neighbor is taking the opportunity to be prepared – next winter will come

and back home, ready for a cup of tea

the quince is in bloom

I should have warned you this post would be photo heavy

stay well and be kind to the people in your community

I’ve had an email from my friend in Italy – she is well and managing better than could be expected


8 Comments leave one →
  1. Going Batty in Wales permalink
    March 23, 2020 4:27 am

    There is a tradition around here of planting daffodils in the hedgeback around the end of the driveway of a house and opposite it. I love seeing them bloom in spring where everyone can enjoy them.


  2. Judith bushby permalink
    March 22, 2020 3:20 pm

    Love the haiku- we need our garden for ourselves and neighbours in these challenging times


    • March 22, 2020 3:31 pm

      Judi – the haiku is getting a bit weathered, the deer haven’t found the new veggies – yet! The deer are a menace both in the garden and on the road.


  3. March 22, 2020 2:50 pm

    The warm sunshine, fresh air and the beauty of Nature are all very health-promoting, both physical and mental. It’s good to get out sometimes, even if our dogs don’t understand about social distancing…


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