Sunday, October 20, 2013

Plant, Knit, Read

After a rainy Saturday, today is a cool, sunny day.

The soft ground is just right for digging and planting. I didn't get all of the bulbs in the earth, but some of the tulips and all of the narcissi are in the soil. There is still much more to do: beds to tidy and edge, roses to wrangle, and more bulbs to plant. This week.

If it's possible to have a few pleasant aches, then that's what I have now; they're the sort that arise from having enjoyed time outdoors while getting yard work done.

The tools are put away,
a bouquet has been picked,
and all that is called for is . . .

knitting a few rows,

then curling up in the comfy chair to read.

 If the novel happens to be set in Florence, which I shared with you here, so much the better.

Sunday. Isn't it grand!

Thank you for visiting.


  1. It sounds like a lovely relaxing day.

  2. Karen we are enjoying a cool sunny day here today as well...very nice change after yesterday's all day rain - We have put most of the garden art in the shed and took apart the 2 water's supposed to get very chilly here this week with temps fall into the 30's at night...Glad you could get one last flowers like that have been long gone!! We are thinking of having a bonfire to cook some last attempt at summer...

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

  3. Sounds like a relaxing afternoon, Karen. We had showers off and on here all day but now the sun is shining brightly. I'm about to have a cup of tea and sure could use a nap too. Have a beautiful week.

  4. Looks as though you will have lots of lovely blooms to come in the spring! Hope that you enjoyed your day and that you are not too worn out! Have a great week. xx

  5. It was a lovely day today ! Papa , myself and Miggs were out doing some more yard cleanup and playing ball . Wonderful photos . I love that comfy feeling ya get after being out on a sunny but chilly fall day when you come in ! All fresh aired out now lol ! Thanks for sharing ! Have a good day !

  6. Hi Karen,

    What could be better than all your autumn activities! Your day has been seasoned with a little work, creativity and relaxation! Sounds divine!

    Have a splendid week!


  7. Sounds like you've had a very productive day, Karen. Now you can relax,enjoy your bouquet as you knit and read! It's been cold and rainy here all day and supposed to be cold all week. Guess I won't be getting much down outdoors this week.
    Have a great week my friend!

  8. Sounds like a perfect day.. I need to plant a few bulbs as very few came up last year.. wondering now if they were eaten by the critters... Cold and drizzly today but did get a few minutes to get out and take some pictures of the last few leaves hanging on the trees as I head home from church camp.. Now heading to read. Have a great week.

  9. Well, your gardens will have extra beauty next Spring, with all those new bulbs. Do you have trouble with the deer digging up your bulbs and eating them?

    Beautiful knitting.... you have such a talent.

    Yes.... Sundays are wonderful!!

    Enjoy this coming week :)

  10. I love those kinds of quiet slow paced Sundays. Your post reminded me that it's time to plant bulbs! Thanks!

  11. merci de ton soutien
    c'est tellement douloureux , je suis en plein désarroi
    je pense planter un rosier , pour ginette , cela me fera du bien , de le voir fleurir
    edith (iris)

  12. sounds like a beautiful day!!! your knitting looks good.
    wishing you beautiful autumn days,

  13. Sounds like my kind of day Karen, except for the knitting. I am thankful for the hot tub we put in about 8 years ago, after a day of gardening my tired muscles are in need of a hot soak.

  14. Sounds like an amazing SONday ! Oh, those bulbs are going to be so pretty next spring!


  15. What a lovely Sunday. It's day's like this that recharge you for the coming week. Have a happy week. Sarah x

  16. Love the idea of puttering in the garden, sitting with a hot drink, and knitting...except for the slight aches.

    We are all going to look forward to seeing those bulbs bloom on your blog next spring.


  17. Sounds you had a great Sunday. Your knitting looks beautiful. Tulip flower looks so bright and beautiful...

  18. Such a lovely cosy post! (Love the title) and I would enjoy that day too. Your knitting looks lovely, and your photos are beautiful. Wishing you happy autumn days, Karen.
    Helen x

  19. I think blogger is acting up at your end cause I could see your post from today Thursday but when I click on your blog this day comes up ! I haven't had any other probs with other blogs today . Just thought I would let ya know incase your readers are having any probs viewing your blog ! Have a good day !

  20. Your spring garden is going to be that much more fuller, something to look forward to after a long winter. I might have to take up knitting, use to do it in my 20's. Diane

  21. All those bulbs will be magnificent. We have to encase ours in wire due to moles.

  22. Lovely post, working in the garden and afterwards knitting and reading, it sounds so comfortable. I still have to plant my bulbs may be next week.



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