Thursday, October 09, 2008

Feelin' Groovy

Hi Knitters,
Remember the words to that song.... slow down, you move too fast....

I gathered up The Collector after school and took her for a hike in a gorgeous nature conservancy that is only a few blocks away from our house. In this conservancy you can find everything from ponds, prairies, secret forest paths, private quiet benches, woods, wild flowers, a hidden old-fashioned playground with an ancient teeter-totter with tires sticking out of the ground to break the impact, to meandering paths. We love it there and spend lots of time hiking around, we know it like the back of our hands. It was a fall day to remember.

The Collector had a grand time...
...the sky sparkled...
...the wind blew....
...The Collector ran...
...bees buzzed...
...red vines climbed...
...leaves turned, trees decayed...
...The Collector sprung into action...
...wheat grass enveloped us...
...the colors amazed us...
...red leaves peeked from a sea of green...
...The Collector danced...
...trees grew sideways...
...wild flowers lined the pathway...
...a feather was gently held by the grass ...
...yellow flowers were gazed upon...
...The Collector sang songs and found an enormous brown leaf....
...summer ended....
...The Collector found a treasure trove of Witch Apples...
...then she spotted a Witch Apple that landed in the crook of a branch....
...feelin' groovy.
I am sending the joy of fall to you today, dear Knitters. Enjoy.
best, susie

16 comments:

Dianne said...

She has such a sweet, happy smile. Looks as though fall really is there in Madison. We keep slipping back into summer here (and I'd rather we didn't).

Betz White said...

Waaaa....I miss my runs/hikes on the Ice Age trail there. :(

Thanks for the memories. BTW, love that song.

Wool Winder said...

It felt like I was there with you. Enjoyed every minute of it!

Joyce said...

Thanks! That was the highlite of my day so far!

kniteurope said...

Those sideways trees look just like the ones in the conservancy behind my house. I love walking under them on a crisp fall day too.

Anonymous said...

What wonderful pictures - isn't fall grand and your "collector" is so enchanting!!!! Now, I have a questions, I want to knit some face cloths for my elderly relatives and you seem to love cotton yarns - what its the softest one you would use for face cloths. TIA - jill

Created for God's Design said...

very poetic...
I love this post.

It's like I am there.

Inspired Tokens said...

Thank you for reminding me what's important in life ...time and spending it with those you love!

AlpacaLindy said...

In these uncertain times, this was a beautiful reminder of what's really important. Thank you for sharing your lovely thoughts and photos, and have a great weekend! I'm off to see the Mason-Dixon girls tonight!

Susan said...

Alpaca Lindy-I'm jealous. I love Ann and Kay. I'm a big fan of their blog and books.
Have fun.
susan

Anonymous said...

The pictures and captions are perfect! They make me want to be a kid again and see the magic in the mundane....thanks for sharing! I love that you call her "The Collector." This entry is such a treasure....

barb :0) said...

HI SUSAN,
I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THE SANTA BABY ORNAMENT !!!! I NEEDED A QUICK LITTLE GIFT, AND THAT WAS PERFECT :0) THE PATTERN IS GREAT AND I HAVE ALREADY MADE 4 MORE TODAY !!! I AM HAVING A LUNCHEON AND I WILL SET ONE AT EACH PERSONS PLACE.
THANK YOU !!
BARB

Cool Crafty Mom said...

What beautiful pictures. It makes me wish I was still a kid.

Frauntene said...

I keep coming back to see this post. As a midwest native transplanted to So Cal, I miss fall like you can't believe. This is exactly how i picture it! I am so jealous! And I am in love with 'the collector', she reminds me of my 5yo in a way and I hope she and I have that much fun in store for us...
avid reader....frauntene

Shelley said...

Beautiful shots of nature. Love the little hats on the twins in the previous post.

EditorMom said...

You seem like the best mom ever.