Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WIP Wednesday - and the Botanical Garden

Botanical Gardens She Knits in Pearls

This weeks WIP is not knitting related, oh wait, it is, but not like you'd think. I have no half done knit pictures to show you right now. This week's project is kind of a secret and not my secret to share, that is, I can't show you the half done project. It's no secret that I am obsessed with knitting, or that I have an attraction for all things vintage. This week, I am working on a guest blog post for the amazing Jessica over at Chronically Vintage. Her blog is one of my favorite vintage blogs out there. We've been communication a lot lately and I'm so honored that she has asked me to do a guest post for her while she is on her vacation later this month. Her blog is vintage centered, mine knitting, so it makes total sense that I would write about vintage knitting. I'm so excited for this opportunity, I have been working hard doing my research and trying to organize my thoughts. This is a challenging project that I am loving working on. Keep your eyes on Chronically Vintage for my take on vintage knitting trends during the 1940's.

Botanical Gardens She Knits in Pearls

As summer is winding to an end and the flowers start to wither, the leaves change colors and the air gets a bit crisper, I'd like to share some pictures I got earlier this summer when the pedals were still bright and the sun was still strong.

Pansies She Knits in Pearls

We have a lovely botanical garden here in Fairbanks. I enjoy making a trip up there at least once a year. Although two times is ideal, as different flowers bloom through out the summer. It has a nice little winding path weaving in and out of trees, flowers, and a clear little stream.

Botanical Gardens She Knits in Pearls

You know I just had to take my shoes off and dip my toes into the water. What a refreshing experience. I think that was the only moment all summer that I have truly felt like it was summer.

Nature She Knits in Pearls

Look at this cute little guy. The whole area was rustling with small wildlife reminding us to tread lightly.

Orange Flowers She Knits in Pearls

Being surrounded by all theses stunning flowers really reminded me how much I love colors. For many years my color pallet was very limited, it has only been in the last year that I have worked hard to get more colors into my wardrobe and daily life. Yet still, at times, I feel intimidated by colors and shy away from bright or intense hues. Flowers are a wonderful reminder of how colors and textures make us feel.

Botanical Gardens She Knits in Pearls

How do flowers make you feel? Have you been to the botanical gardens in your area? Ok, just one more picture, because I am in love with the blue.

Blue Flowers She Knits in Pearls

Until next time, enjoy every last moment of summer that you can.


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