When dusk arrives here at Stone Cottage, it gets much darker in the yard, than the sky because of all the trees. Without the lights, I couldn’t take a picture because it was too dark. Still, there is a beautiful glow in the evenings here. It’s quiet and peaceful, as our day winds down and nature settles into another night. I have loved this time of day, since I was small. I still remember the soft glow it gave to my bedroom, and I also remember, the stillness and peacefulness it created, even then. I think the peace and appreciation I have in my life for things now, has always been there. During my active, early adult life, and busy years raising toddlers however, I think I forgot to feel it. If I had, I know it would have been a great help to me during those times. I’m glad I’ve found it again over the past couple years. This is to say, I think peace and quiet, is always there within us, it can be a help to us, or overlooked as well.
When we finally went inside for the night, I focused my knitting on scarves! While the repeats may sometimes become a little too repetitive when knitting a scarf, I’m going to stick with these two, because I know when fall arrives, the first place I feel a chill is my neck and I’ll be glad I finished them. I’ve set a goal for myself of one pattern repeat per night for each. I think that’s totally doable, and that means in about a month I’d have them finished. Maybe sharing this plan with you friends, will hold me to it!
Our afternoons have been spent with the kids at the local pool. The membership is kind of expensive, but I know it’s the best way to get the boys out having fun, getting sun, and exercise. This is the first year I have felt comfortable leaving them there alone for awhile, and so I’m hoping I can do some painting in the house as the summer progresses while they are there.
Well then friends. I hope you have a lovely day. I want you to know, I am thinking about you all today, wondering how you are doing. I’m hoping you are well, and that as dusk arrives, there is peace and quiet in your heart, even if there is beautiful noise of family in your home. xo Jeannine