Sunday, June 1, 2014


And above all,
watch with glittering
eyes the whole
world around you
because the greatest
secrets are always
hidden in the most
unlikely places.
Those who don't
believe in magic
will never find it.

~ Ronald Dahl

The weekend started on Friday
when I made a long drive to
pick up my favorite little five
year old to spend the night.

I white knuckled it, holding
tight to the steering wheel as
the rain down poured, having
to pull over 20 minutes from
the house when I couldn't see
one foot in front of me. 
I think I've told you how much
I dislike driving and I have no
words to describe just how much
I dislike driving in the rain!

Saturday morning we were out
early to pick dandelion flowers
before Emerson's mommy and
daddy arrived to take her and
Uncle Alex to the beach.
We  had time to add a flower
to the nest a mama wren built
on top of a saw,  race up and
down the drive and laugh, a lot,
and make up some wonderful tales.
Yes, I believe in you?

My daylilies are starting to bloom,
my favorite flower. Right after I
took this photo the rain came down
and my gardening work came to
a stop so I spent the rest of the
afternoon knitting.

I finished one knitting project
and started another which is
always a thrill.

Today a cold front has been blowing
bringing with it lower humidity and
cooler temperatures.  I don't have
any plans except to knit, read, maybe
nap and enjoy my day, I hope you do

Weekending with Karen.


  1. You are a knitting fiend Tracey! I believe those are water drops on some dill? I'll be sharing similar photos later this week. I have mine in with parsley, rosemary, and basil in a wooden whiskey barrel. Up out of the way of the dogs!

  2. You are such a darling Grandmama :0) I don't like to drive in the rain either - here with the mountains, the roads are very slippery indeed :( Have a blessed Sunday! mari

  3. She is growing so very fast, now a tooth. Sigh, I wish I could slow or stop time don't you? Driving thru rainstorms or snowstorms is not fun at all, I try to stay home on those days :)

  4. What a special time you had with your young one...makes me wish for some magic to "transplant" my granddaughters and grandson here! :) Your day lily is beautiful! I have some of the same color, but they haven't even come out in bud here yet. Sounds as if you had a wonderful weekend in spite of the rain! I've enjoyed visiting with you from over at Karen's.

  5. sounds like a lovely weekend, except maybe for the rain while driving. that sounds crazy!
    our weekend heated up. we will now be in the 100's for the next few months.

  6. How lovely to spend some time your with favourite little one Tracey. Look at the missing tooth, big things happening in here world right now.

    Hope you enjoyed your day today, and that the week ahead is filled with good things.

  7. what a great weekend!!! Emerson's tooth!!!! I hope the tooth fairy found her!!! Someday I'm going to show up on your doorstep and play in your fairyland, too. You are such a good olie!!

  8. What a good grandma you are! I love how you totally enjoy your time with Emerson. I had a grandma like that and we were so close until she passed a couple of years ago. It is truly one of the most special relationships I had and treasure all those memories.

  9. I believe that your images are magical!
    Ah, seeing little love's tooth, or lack there of, is so fantastic.
    Beautiful knitting. I am drooling over your textured shawl!

  10. I agree with Andi above! You take such great photos :-) I can't believe how big Emerson is getting too!

  11. Sorry you had such a rough drive but I am glad you got to spend time with your granddaughter. She's a beautiful little girl! Your knitting looks wonderful, I really need to decide what I want to knit next.

  12. That daylily is unreal! So beautiful, Tracey. I'm glad you and Emerson had a good weekend, too!

  13. Sweet Trace! I hate driving, too. I don't think the human brain can really totally deal with moving that fast in an unnatural way. At least mine. And yours.

  14. Yay for a lost tooth! I bet the tooth fairy in your area doesn't forget. I understand about the driving. I'm very comfortable in areas I know but get sweaty hands in places I don't. I'm very grateful for GPS!