Transport from Connecticut to Vermont, one well packed Roadtrek. It makes an adequate moving van, given that the largest item is a recliner.
As the sun came in under evening storm clouds, the weeping cherry lit up and glowed pink. This photo was taken yesterday evening – life is moving too fast, so I’m about a day behind posting! There were other things to lift the heart – but I was driving. There was the rainbow, not quite enough of one to stop the car to get a photo. There was the great blue heron that flew over in front of the car. Life is good.
Driving back roads yesterday in central Connecticut, I came across this Christmas tree farm – and its cheerfully painted barn.
Snow in Vermont, mid-April? Not unusual. Snow in Connecticut, this late in the season, and sticking to the ground (and trees and flowers) less expected – and here it is, nearly nine in the morning, and snow is still falling.
Photo taken yesterday, 4/14. The daffodils have also exploded into bloom – I’m usually in some other part of the country when peak daffodil bloom hits, so I’m glad to see them this year!
Actually, I finished knitting this hat last week – then I washed and blocked it, and forgot I’d left it outside to dry under the shed! I’m glad the mice and birds didn’t decide to make nests from it.
This hat used up every last bit of the dyed yarn, used to make the cowl and fingerless mitts previously (https://kayak2016blog.wordpress.com/2021/02/27/todays-completed-knitting-project/). The white was left from making the knitted gloves. I didn’t have enough of the rusty red to make the hat I wanted, with it as a lace layer over the white, so I translated the lace pattern into stranded knitting, and just followed the pattern until I ran out of the red, then knitted the top with white. I’m pleased to get one more yarn out of stash!
All photos taken today, in my yard. The blue cohosh (lower right) is the only wild one; all others planted over the years.
I’ve been driving past this barn a lot lately, and finally stopped to get its photo on this gray day. I wonder about the artist, and how they blended those colors, and got them 20 feet up on the barn! Some day I’ll have to stop and ask questions.
The yellow birch is the birch most common on my land. Betula alleghaniensis is its scientific name, and it is in the left hand photo below, followed by white, or paper, birch (B. papyrifera) and river birch (B. nigra).
They are all distinctly different – I do wish I’d gotten a photo of the yellow birch glowing in the sunlight, instead of choosing the most interesting texture of bark; I should have been able to do both!
Many years ago I did a sewing project for a family friend, refusing payment, of course. Ingunn had delivered to me about 50 narcissus bulbs, a variety of sizes and shapes and colors. These are the first blooming in my yard this year, and warm my heart with the memory of her warmth and generosity. She’s been gone quite a few years now, but I am honored to have this memory of her grace my Vermont yard.