I am calling them ” Michigan Winter “.
How could I already be nearly finished with the main body of two full-sized sweaters in one week? I’ll tell you how, because Emma and I have been doing a lot of walking this week, being sure to get in at least one walk a day, short or long, and well, I’ve taken my knitting along each time, and I tell you folks, it adds up !
Just as I’m plowing through these young homesteaders’ pullovers, I myself am getting fit as a farmer, and Emma is delighted about all these hikes too, as we go slower, further, longer, and linger at delicious smells in the forest duff.
Autumn in Northern California brings the leaves falling late,
but the Madrones are always first to drop theirs, beginning in July !
even as dried as parchment paper.
and Emma waits patiently in the golden grasses.
If you could see Emma’s right ear, it is about touching where we came from. . .
. . . and now it’s time to go back home Emma. We’ll come again soon… probably tomorrow.