Tuesday, October 21, 2008

keeping the pace

Everyday life is moving at a hectic pace. I find myself wishing for a nice- quiet- boring routine. A routine with things that I can count on. Lately, I have to check a calendar to see what day of the week it is..the days tend to blend together, speeding by in a blurr of things to be done as I juggle the responsibilities. Note to self...get back to walking. Making time for something that is a constant helps me to feel grounded.

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Setting out, the grass is now covered with autumn leaves... they make a loud noise as I shuffle through them. I notice that I deliberately walk slower when everyday life is hectic. An attempt to return to a slower pace? Maybe.

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So many sassafras mittens under my feet...I try a few on, but fail to find a perfect fit.

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The river is low and still, it moves at a steady pace

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the reflection broken only by the shoals.

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When life is hectic, things tend to pile up...and go unnoticed for days. It is time to start moving the wood to the shed.

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The pumpkins and winter squash slowly make their way out of the garden and onto the dinner plate.

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I've been working with different ways to prepare and spin lace weight Alpaca. So far, I think the Great Wheel is giving me the results that I am looking for.

10 comments:

pacalaga said...

Looks beautiful. It'll slow down when the snows come, right?

The Gingerbread House said...

Just take the time and watch the season change....spring and summer were busy times for mother nature, now she is ready to rest, and maybe you too!......Ginny

elizabeth said...

Don't you love the smell of sassafras? I cannot WAIT to go hiking!!!

The alpaca is beautiful. I'm on a gray kick too.

Judy said...

I tend to walk slower so it takes longer to get back to the responsibilities/reality. Hopefully it will be a blizzardy winter and we will be stuck in the house!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I hope you get to slow down soon Cyndy. The sassafras trees have the most beautiful colors here.

I can't wait to see what you lace knit with that beautiful gray alpaca.

KnitChick said...

I'm so happy that you had a moment to slow down and rest (and post!). The alpaca is gorgeous! You may have said this before, but how do you prepare it? Do you wash it? Card it? I've been spinning it raw, but I really can't imagine doing that on the GW. Right now just trying to get up the energy to clean out my car and test putting the GW into it...*shiver*

judy said...

Can't wait to get back to walking. It helps things move back into the right perspective. As I get older I find that there is so much more to accomplish daily, weekly.

Pat K said...

Wonderful pictures!! Love 'em!

fiberjoy said...

You speak my heart.

It's so hard to carve out the time to slow down.

Leslie said...

We have tons to do, and today was a picture perfect day... so we took the WHOLE DAY OFF and played. Didn't dig potatoes, butcher rabbits, put up the garden shed, gather firewood, clean house, or any of the other stuff currently on our "to do" list. Sometimes ya just gotta.

I LOVE the photo of the reflection broken by shoals. Monet couldn't have done better.

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