Mid August

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August is such a stale time of the year. No cool breezes, no moisture, perpetual aqua blue skies, and a lot of anxiety about wildfire. The grasses stand crisp and golden, and so picturesque, but really it is just in suspended limbo until the rain comes, there in the bleaching hot sun day after day while even the moss in the forest turns brownish and, like the grasses, is frozen in lifelessness for months.

Mid August is even more stale than when the month arrived, and by the end of the month I am usually quite fried,  dreaming of verdant countrysides in far off lands.

I have been thinking about my knitting trail, and ideas.  So far it’s just staked out and haven’t walked it very much, but I need a grand plan, and I need ideas. I was hoping for some from you readers.

Now I will make myself a fresh iced coffee and wait for a little conversation to begin…

20 thoughts on “Mid August

    • Wow Kelly, where’d you come up with that? I doubt I will go that far, but certainly a few knitted objects in the trees might do. 🙂

  1. Oh Jen, you are really tough! ( Says a friend, which had enough rain for us both, this summer – and one, who is not used to work / live with constant high temperature !) When I am thinking about your trail, I would considering: less is more! Beautiful nature speaks for itself. I do remember the gorgeous Photos you showed us ! Since I am in vacation on the danish sea, I love the wide horizon, the different noises or smell. Maybe there can be something on your Trail, which can get something like a picture frame, to catch visitior view ? Apart from that, the ideas about nice rest places, with woolen or felted cushions, would let me dream about, going for a knit walk with you 😘

      • Petra, I watched the video ~~~ outstanding! It is difficult to imagine the ‘web’ of dead and fallen fir trees (and a few oaks) all about the woods, its art in itself, but I am getting to imagine now (after watching the video you provided) about ‘helping’ this natural visual chaos into some choice spots where the strewn dead trunks become furniture by clever and tedious stacking, and nailing together. The inviting brand of humanizing it would of course, be to put a knitted cushion , but only if one is handy. 🙂 The video really helped me see the nature of the forest litter as potential art, and I am so grateful for your insight. As usual, you have great perspective! Knit on there at the Danish Sea holiday!

  2. Lizzi, that is pure dead brilliant!!! A tea cupboard on the trees~~ no reason one can’t have features of a room out in the woods. I own several backpack gas stoves, could have one in the cupboard for making tea, or coffee. Oh, I must think about this, thank you for a very clever vision.

    Also love your idea of making use of all of the maze of fallen trees, as furniture itself. I will ponder! xx

  3. Some where along the way – a sheltered bothy with the ability to have a small fire or woodburner, so knitting can been done in spring and autumn when it is really a bit too cool to be out and even in winter when it is snowing. Imagine sitting with a fire toasting your toes and knitting while watching the snow fall – magical!

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