Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.....

The weather people keep predicting rain, and we have had some, but lately we've had some beautiful crisp fall days, just perfect for walking. Last Saturday, as we trekked up and down hill, we stopped for some photos as the fall color was very nice. Since then it's been raining leaves, millions of them with lots more to come.





Even the moon was out that afternoon!

We've been meaning to get a photo of this tree for ages and finally remembered. Nothing, not even a chain-link fence, can stop a determined tree!



Our beauty berry in the backyard is nice this year also with lots more berries than last year.



I also finished a challenging KAL called the Seaside Shawlette, yarn and pattern from the Knitters Brewing Company. Besides learning a lot about lace, I got to witness the magic of blocking. Just off the needles, the shawl was a lumpy looking mess! Just a little water made it straighten out and shape up. No Socktober socks though.....

More on some other projects later as we're off to volunteer at the UW hospital. Have a great afternoon!

13 comments:

Janet said...

Beautiful photos, Judy. The beauty berry bush is new to me. Do the pretty purple berries attract birds? Your Seaside Shawlette is gorgeous. Love the color and the design. Blocking lace is magic!

Dee said...

You live in SUCH a beautiful place!

Congratulations on finishing the shawl. It is gorgeous.

Linda said...

Wonderful pictures...it looks so pretty in your neighborhood! Love the shawlette...very pretty!

Rian said...

Terrific photos!!! I love the colors--looks like a very beautiful place.

Lynn said...

So pretty, I especially love the hydrangeas, they're my favorite.

Becca said...

Oo I'm really loving these photos right now! Can't wIait to visit! That tree is so cool, and I love the hydrangeas!

Dorothy said...

The fall leaves have been especially beautiful this year. Where do you volunteer at UW? Our quilt group sends little quilts to the NICU.

hakucho said...

Love your shawlette...very pretty!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous photos Judy! I love the one with the red tree and blue hydrangeas. I just finished raking up the last of our leaves today.

Your shawlette is so very pretty!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, I love your shawl!! Just exquisite! Very well done.

The fall colors are magnificent!!

blessings ~ tanna

Kathy said...

Love the blue hydrangeas and the beauty berry is great. I'll have to search for the shawlette pattern, it is very pretty.

Barbara C said...

Your shawl is beautiful--what a unique design. I'm sure you'll get lots of pleasure out of wearing it.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Now I can visualize where you live, from seeing your view of downtown. Looks just lovely there!