September 7, 2011
I want to report in that I have indeed been working on my Project Three blanket. We headed up into the mountains to spend a couple of days with my folks last weekend, and I took that opportunity to steal the blanket from Gracie and work on it away from her. I’ve used up the 800 yards I originally wound up, and have emailed the Elves to send me more this week. I am hoping to crank on it next weekend, to get it done in time!
While in the mountains, we had these amazing Crepes from a little cart on main street in Breckenridge. These are filled with bananas, milk chocolate, and peanut butter. Holy cow, they were delicious.
Also along that street – dogs. Dogs walking with their owners, dogs sitting under tables while their owners ate, and dogs laying in the doors of stores. I told WH that if someone had had a basket of puppies for sale, I would have had to buy one. (Me? Susceptible to cute dogs and thinking I need one? Yes.) Fortunately, no one offered to sell me one and WH breathed a sigh of relief.
Speaking of WH (my hubby), a few of you have asked what he is doing out here in Colorado, since we moved. He sold his business in St. Louis (a graphic design/interior graphics business) and is ramping up his second business (which he also did in St. Louis) – photography. He’ll continue to work with an art gallery there in St. Louis, but will also expand that out here. He’s having a good time taking pictures in beautiful Colorado. Here’s an interesting sequence. While we were sitting there eating those awesome crepes, we noticed something fluttering around the flowers nearby. It moved like a hummingbird (flitting from flower to flower, suspended in mid-air with wings beating), but it didn’t look like a hummingbird. WH got some great pictures of it and then we looked it up online when we got home. It’s called a White-lined Sphinx Hummingbird Moth. See how his feeder tube is all curled up in the first picture and then beginning to extend to the flower in the second picture? That’s him in all his glory in the third picture. (And then he was tired of the photos, because he flew up at WH to protest after the last one!)
I’ll leave you with a couple of flower photos, in case you need to get that moth out of your head. I know some of you don’t like bugs. The flowers out here are just gorgeous and we’re so enjoying the color.