Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Sky, Spectrum, Winding Things Up

There is seldom any kind of sky action out here--usually, especially with the kind of heat wave we're having, the sky is that clear hard bright blue that looks fake. Today, even though we've got severe weather warnings for the heat, we've also got clouds.

This view is looking south, over my neighbor's roof. From this angle, you can't see the holes that my poor late lamented oak tree punched in the roof. Holes that, 2 1/2 years later, are still covered with black trash bags held down with bricks and rocks. By the way, I'm not being snotty about the roof damage--I happen to know that their homeowners' insurance paid them plenty to repair it.

View looking west, with a corner of my roof and my crape myrtle and liquidambar trees.
Interesting cloud formation, isn't it??
My green rose seems to have acquired a tenant--can you see the spiderweb?
Yes, it's supposed to be a green rose. It turns yellow as it opens, but the petals get a touch of green as they age.

This is PURPLE for Project Spectrum. It's a Rose of Sharon that volunteered in my rose bed. Also known as Blue Hibiscus, it's a nice shade of magenta.

Agapanthus, aka Lily of the Nile. An extremely hardy plant with hummingbird-approved flowers. A very blue-purple!

Along with the morning glory, which is growing next to and amidst my combretum. I'll be out to take pictures of its blossoms as soon as they are ready, since they fit the orange part of this month's colorway.

Orange rose:

and orange rose hips!

Hmmm... didja think there would be no yarn in this post? Think again! What does a person do while waiting (for the fifth time, folks!) for a freezer to be picked up?
One gets wound up, of course! Here's my "collection" of Black Water Abbey yarns. The green is Moss and the blue is Bluestack.
Now, here's an interesting bit of trivia. The green was fine, but the blue smelled really funky. Not only that, but when I had finished winding it, there was a fine layer of blue-grey grit all over the coffee table.

What's that all about??

Oh looky, looky! New yarn! Gee, I wonder where that came from?

Well it says it's from See Jayne Knit. So I guess that's where it's from.
But how did it get here?

ET!! Phone home, and tell me what's going on here!
Mmmm. Rum Raisin--much darker in real life...
Fuzzy Peach, silky and wonderful.

Check out the adorable coffee bean stitch markers that came on the Cafe au Lait!
Ah well, they're all PS colors, aren't they?? And that alpaca is sooo soft... I can hardly wait to get it knit up into a nice cozy shawl. Then I'll need some cool weather to wear it...

One last look at the sky. Looking due south again. Sure wish there was some rain in those clouds, and not just humidity to make the heat more uncomfortable!

Ah well, at least it's a pretty interesting sky!

Oh, and the freezer? It's gone, gone gone!! Finally!!


pacalaga said...

Do you know what sunset zone you're in? I WANT that lily of the nile flower.

Sheepish Annie said...

Congrats on finally getting that fridge out of the house!!! Such a long process that turned out to be!

Love the cloud pix. I've always been sort of fascinated by the cloud patterns.

jillian said...

Congrats on getting rid of the freezer finally!

It was strange weather yesterday. I woke up knocked on my behind and called into work. It's been so long since I'd had a random bad day, and I couldn't for the life of me figure out what caused it. At some point N went outside and commented on the clouds and humidity. And I said AHA! I was so hoping it would rain!

Ellen Bloom said...

Lovely garden flowers! Exquisite yarn! Orange and purple make a great combo!

CatBookMom said...

Lovely clouds! Thanks for the photos. I too miss clouds scudding across the sky in a high wind, or just ambling along on a quiet day.

Great color choices from Jayne, and I'm glad you're happy with the yarns. Plus hey - finally!! - you're fridge-less.

Madge said...

Hooray for a yarn winding, fridgeless existence! (still can't believe the thing is gone)

Your Jayne yarn is mmm-hmmm gorgeous.