Y is for…(photo essay)

Yarn...

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and yarn.

I think you get the picture.

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W and X are for…

Willow

Willow

In my garden there are many trees.  One of the most interesting is this corkscrew willow tree.  Unfortunately, as you can see, back in May when this photo was taken, much of this tree was dying.  This last week the tree was chopped down and became and X-willow:

X-Willow tree

X-Willow tree

I am sad to lose this tree.  The garden looks different, rather bare:

Back garden sans willow

Back garden sans willow

And I will no longer have the opportunity for pictures like this one:

Iced Tree Feb 2007

Iced Tree Feb 2007

At least I don’t have to worry about branches falling on the fence and damaging my neighbors’ property:

Tree last month

Tree last month

I hope to get 3 -4 apple trees and a flowering cherry to fill along the back fence.  That should make up for the loss of the willow tree.

V is for…

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Victory

I am always a bit nervous going to bed on an election result I think is won.  This occurred after Gore lost Florida between my going to bed and me waking up in 2000.

But this one seems safe to call.

V should also be for Voting as it was my first as an American!

S is for…

Scarves

Scarves

scarves and shawls.

I was going to use Selly Oak for my “S” as this is the area of Birmingham (England) that my parents live and I grew up. Unfortunately, I could not find any decent photographs of my home from home, so I will have to rectify that when I visit at Christmas.

I also considered S is for singing as I love to sing but that would be a repeat of my “M is for…music” post.

So I had to substitute my S to one of my favorite forms of knitting.   I love making scarves for myself and for other people. With scarves and shawls, you do not have to worry about gauge and you just knit until it is long enough.  Additionally, when knitting a scarf you can try out patterns that you would not be brave enough to use on a whole sweater.