Wednesday, March 23, 2016

A Perfect Spring Day

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

When I was working, there would be days when the sky was blue and the temperature so perfect that I would bemoan the fact I had to sit in a windowless office behind a computer screen.
My co-working friends would agree that we should play hooky and go for a cup of coffee alfresco.  Of course, we never did (unfortunately).
Well, today was one of those perfect days.  And since I'm no longer employed, I fully intended to extract every ounce of Vitamin D (and joy) I could.
After dropping my son at school (and dealing with some crazy traffic), I stopped by The Secret Garden project.
I had previously taken some of the yarnbomb pieces home to wash and this was the last piece that needed to be reattached.  Without my even asking, our friendly garden keeper who is from Bangladesh offered me a helping hand.

My next stop was the beach where I was surprised to discover that it must be ladybug season.
They were everywhere.
On my newspaper.
On my yarn.
On my hook.
Even on me.
I crocheted a little granny square for the bench.
Left a little love behind.
And then took a walk along the beach where I found more signs of love all around.
A quick run home to get something to eat and then I was back out the door for an hour long walk.
The rest of the afternoon was spent watering plants on both balconies, making lunch and a few other household duties, plus a little crochet.
The perfect ending to the day was when my husband called to tell me to run outside to see the moon which resulted in a walk around the neighborhood.
March's Full Worm Moon is bright and beautiful.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


Jennifer said...

Hi Tammy, I loved seeing the yarn garden and the ladybugs! How amazing to have so many ladybugs everywhere. That's really nice. I especially enjoyed seeing them on your crochet! I'm glad you have more time to get out and enjoy beautiful days now that you're no longer working. It must be a big relief for you. That stitched coffee cup is so cute! I hope you're having a good week.

Amy at love made my home said...

Gosh there were a lot of ladybirds weren't there! They obviously really like crochet. Your heart is so pretty and I love that you are leaving little yarny love messages all over the place! xx

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Love your crocheted offerings to the sun-god :) A very charming post. x Karen

Peggy Jones said...

What a wonderful blog for a perfect spring day. I am trying to do some yarn bombing but sore wrist and arm making it hard to crochet. I am going to make it through because I know it is going to make me feel good. Admire your energy Tammy and your blog,

Laurie said...

I love the lady bug on your hook! Really looks like you enjoyed your day.

Betsy said...

What a lovely day you had today. The ladybugs were my favorite part, with all of the hearts, yours and natures a close second. I wish I could have been there walking by your side and crocheting with you.

Wanda said...

You did have aq perfect Spring Day. I love the pieces of love you left behind and the ones at the secret garden. I think the Good Lord looks down at you doing you quiet love journey, and smiles and it brings Him pleasure.

Love and Hugs

Teresa Kasner said...

That is a wonderful day for you my friend! I'm so happy you get to do the things you used to wish you could. And how nice of your husband to point out the moon to you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mini said...

Looking at your pictures I feel the urge to quit my job. I realise how much I miss everyday. However, I know even if I quit my job I won't go for a walk daily. I'm lazy ..
So thank you for showing me around.
Good to see you back to cross stitching

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
What a happy sounding day and yes, it looked perfect!
We too had a perfect day, even though we had to spend it inside. Yesterday I managed to prepare all the tax papers for the CPA on Tuesday and today I typed Pieter's lecture for Monday to present to his Monday Night Club of intellectuals. They take turn in hosting the dinner and in giving a paper.
Felt good for having all accomplished and now I can visit blogger friends.
Sending you hugs and enjoy the outdoors and the freedom!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the shot of the tree with the sky as a backdrop <3 and that moon photograph is absolutely amazing...

Preeti said...

Good to see you involving your hobbies and walks and home duties and personal time all together happily:) I still need to get there. I do one thing and then feel sad for missing out on other things on my todo list.

Helen Philipps said...

What a lovely sunny post, and how wonderful that now you can enjoy being outdoors on these lovely days Tammy. I loved all the crochet, the ladybirds and that picture of the uplifting!
Helen xox

a writing place said...

Ohhhh those beautiful sea-glass/rock hearts!!!

The Full Worm Moon was beautiful, the night before full. But sadly, there was too much cloud cover, to see it last night. Maybe tonight!!!!

You live in a beautiful area!!!!!!

Happy Spring Time hugs,

a writing place said...

And yes, the Lady Bugs are out, here too!!!! :-)))


Gracie Saylor said...

I enjoyed your lovely day, Tammy....and your ladybugs were a highlight! Thanks for sharing xx

Mereknits said...

I did not get pictures of the full moon even though it was a stunner. I love your day, sounds perfect to me. And I might add I am in love with your thinner bead bracelet, it looks like something I would wear all the time.

Lorrie said...

Hello Tammy,
Your day sounds delightful. Being outdoors in perfect weather is good for everything. Your crocheting always looks great. Glad you got to see the full moon. It's been rainy and cloudy here, so no chance. I do love ladybugs and it sounds like they love you.

barbara judge said...

Always enjoy your photo excursions around your area. Those are beautiful bracelets that you are wearing. -- barbara

Dagmar said...

This is such a beautiful post, glad you are able to enjoy the extra special sunshine kind of day as it happens, oh my, but that is freedom...your little heart token is such a lovely gift to leave behind! Well done my friend.

Quinn said...

Lovely snaps, and I especially like the ladybugs exploring your crochet.
The night before the full moon I heard my first Great Horned Owl of 2016 calling in the woods behind my house as I was finishing up evening chores. I called back and forth with it a couple of times (I don't often do this with birds, but occasionally it's hard to resist) - the goats were absolutely transfixed!

Cheryl said...

A lot of people don't take time to love the life they have... it always makes me happy to come to your blog-- as I know you enjoy your "every day"
big hugs~

handmade by amalia said...

A garden may well be the closest place to heaven.

Gaby Bee said...

What a charming post. It looks like you've had a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing all these lovely photos. I LOVE ladybugs!

Easter Blessings to you!

Gaby xo

Serena Lewis said...

Hi Tammy,

Thanks for sharing your day with us. I always enjoy your photos of the world around you. Your cross-stitch coffee cup is so sweet!

The Secret Garden must be such a delight to has a feeling of 'peace and home' about it and that's just the feeling I get from the pictures. I would imagine the feeling would be so much stronger in person. Oh and another beautiful adornment for the tree too.

I would never have thought ladybugs would be so abundant at the beach. Wonderful close-ups of them. I love all your beaded bracelets!

Wishing you a wonderful Easter weekend. xo

Liz D said...

A lovely day. Your beach looks beautiful. And the ladybugs are adorable. Nest time you should pack your lunch and then you won t have ti go home for lunch!

Createology said...

Your post is perfectly timed...we need lots of love in this world. Out enjoying such a beautiful day is pure bliss. Ladybugs and hearts in the same day...amazing. Love your crochet pieces shared with others. Blessings Dear...

Kit said...

Happy Easter! I love lady bugs! We have some in my kitchen right now. I have to be careful to not think they are a speck of food and wipe them away...LOL I really love that you leave "love" behind. I am going to have to think of something to do like that. I bet it brings such smiles to folks who find them. :) Kit

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