For the past couple of days I've been enjoying homemade banana bread compliments of my girlfriend, Melissa, who dropped a loaf off a few nights ago. A slice with a little bit of light cream cheese along with my morning coffee is a delicious way to start the day.
Today's walk took me in a different direction.
Down a little alley way.
Seeing such deep blue skies puts a spring in my step.
Over to the next block.
Where I spied this metal rooster hiding amongst some vines.
Around to the next street.
Where this pretty concrete fence encircles the mosque.
Beautiful grass, bushes and palm trees were on this street corner.
Where I heard a little cluck, cluck, cluck as hens darted away.
I had a late start so the sun was high in the sky at this point.
Finally around a corner and onto another street.
Where there was a moment of lovely shade from a row of trees.
Need to stop for a rest?
Into the home stretch now.
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
(Thich Nhat Hanh)
Last night I finished up a trellis scarf. My cousin taught me the stitch which is just chains of 5 joined in the middle of each set of chains. I don't even remember where I got this funky yarn, but one ball was just enough to make a long skinny scarf ... my favorite kind to wear.
Christy at Crochet Happiness is crocheting scarves for her local soup kitchen in Michigan. She would like to have 100 by Thanksgiving Day, so if any of you have scarves you've made or could make and are willing to donate, she provides her address in this post.
Have a terrific Tuesday!