DH made a campfire tonight. It was a beautiful evening, the stars were popping, once our eyes got adjusted to the night. The rope lights on the stairs provided a faint back-light for the emerging hostas in our Zen Garden under the Deck.
I read on the news that we got a big solar blast from the sun last night, and that the Aurora Borealis was quite a sight over much of Canada, and visible in parts of the US. I had hoped to catch a glimpse. The last one was in 2006, I think. We got some beautiful pictures that year, reds and greens. Alas, nothing tonight.
Igor and I sat on an old rug and soaked up the warmth of the fire. Coyotes could be heard wreaking havoc on the goose population over by the pond; it was causing Igor no end of distress. Several times he jumped up and bellowed his presence for any who dared cross into his territory. He is The Protector.
I received a most beautiful and unexpected surprise in the mail today: my dear friend Lindy, in Australia, sent me a gorgeous shawl. It's called Spirit of the Southwest Shawl (S-2012) by Evelyn A. Clark.
Until I can get DH to take a picture of it, here's what it looks like, before I got it: it is absolutely stunning in it's detail. I was brought to tears when I opened it, the meaning behind it was so evident. Thank you so much, Lindy, from the bottom of my heart. ♥♥♥
I completed my Shine On Vest, Part I. *Free Pattern YAY!
Tomorrow, I hope to get in a walk with Igor before sunset. Wednesday, the neighbor and I plan to resume our walks in the morning, on a daily basis. I look forward to a more regimented routine now, and hope to get in plenty of miles in the coming weeks.
Off to work on the neckline for a spell, then off to Never-Never Land. DH is taking me to Ben Franklin Crafts for yarn tomorrow!! WHOOHOO!