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High Fiber--Spring at Last! Not Kidding This Time!

The pups are enjoying their walks:

If they look a little scruffy, it's because they were due to go to the groomer today. Poodle fiber, spinners?

We certainly have had enough rain and snow to last us! The seasonal streams are flowing full force, and the snow is disappearing. There is none left in our yard. In fact, snow is so scarce, I saw a man removing snow from the short street that's closed every winter for snow storage. I don't know if he was stealing it or trying to get the road open!

Some things uncovered by the disappearance of the snow include these vole burrows:

I assume they construct them so they can get around under the snow without getting too cold. They probably live deeper in the ground, because these will disappear, leaving no trace. Or maybe the voles pack up the kids and head northward in their little trailers....

More rain last week brought us this:

We just happened to be on the road, coming back from Home Depot, when we spotted this. We had a perfect view of it because the land is fairly flat along this highway.

Spring has brought some excitement into the lives of the DGDs. DGD1 graduated from high school last Thursday. She's the second from the left. Off to college in the fall!

DGD2 is on vacation in Texas, as you probably know if you read last week's blog. She and her family went to Galveston, where she enjoyed the sun and wind.

They did a lot of walking, and her feet were sore. 

Daphne is trying to take after her DGM, who can put both feet in her mouth at once and keep talking. (You didn't know I was that limber, did you?) But Daphne has outstanding technique and will no doubt excel at it eventually.

Yes, it is spring at last! We have the wildflowers to prove it! Here's the Yellow Columbine.

Then we have Mule's Ear, which is prettier than the name:

 

DBIL's cardigan may be done in time for summer. I now have the left front done up to past attaching the pocket. Just a straight shot to the armhole.

Will spring continue? Will more wildflowers grace the mountains of Utah? What will the pups look like after their grooming appointment? Tune in next week to find out the answers to this, and maybe see more knitting, spinning and quilting.

What's on my needles: DBIL's cardi and a felted bag for my MacBook, and I'm working on my applique project again for a special quilt.
What's on my wheel: The Louet Olive Green Corriedale, bobbin #2. Getting fuller.

What's in my hoop: The languishing hand-pieced quilt.

What's on my iPad: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. 

What's on my iPod: Various podcasts, still including The Sweater Quest by Adrienne Martini, read by the author. 

What's my app of the week: Dean Koontz. (Yes, the famous author has an app!) I use it to find out when sequels are due to come out. That was how I learned that Frankenstein: The Dead Town was coming out. It's out now, and I downloaded it from Audible.

What's in my wine glass: Tapeña Tempranillo 2009, from Spain. (Vino de la Tierra de Castilla.)

Note: This blog post was produced on the iPad and MacBook working together, but no Windows were opened, waited for or cleaned.

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Tags: Spring, baby, flowers, grandchildren, knitting, poodles, quilting, rainbow, vole

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Comment by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on June 6, 2011 at 5:55pm
Great blog Peggy... great pics, and the cardigan is coming along fine.  Great job!
Comment by Frances Tornese on June 6, 2011 at 5:36pm
Hi.  Yes, I was in the hospital 2 more times.  Had another surgery.  I am home now and working on the bobbin lace edging for my future DIL's wedding garter.  I've lost a lot of time and am now working fast and furious to get it done on time.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 6, 2011 at 5:33pm
Frances! Long time no see!
Comment by Frances Tornese on June 6, 2011 at 5:04pm
The photos are lovely and once again you are the most productive person I have ever known. 
Comment by cherylbwaters on June 6, 2011 at 4:44pm
I've seen some pretty amazing ones, but I don't think I've ever seen one quite so complete and vibrant as the one you captured.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 6, 2011 at 4:21pm
Oops! Not puppets! Bad Autocorrect!
Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 6, 2011 at 4:21pm
Cheryl, maybe you have forgotten all the great rainbows you have seen in Texas. There was A great one when we were there last July.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 6, 2011 at 4:14pm
We now have clouds, wind and rain, all at once! Yikes!
The puppets look and smell a lot cleaner now. Great for cuddling!
Comment by CamillaInTheDesert on June 6, 2011 at 3:26pm
Peggy..your puppers are too cute, the rainbow is amazing but your granddaughters (graduating and toe sucking Daphne) are priceless lol
I also have a beautiful granddaughter graduating from High School this year and joining her older sister at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown WV...
Thanks for your blog..it is always too fun.

Camilla
Comment by cherylbwaters on June 6, 2011 at 2:12pm

Well, my DH and I agree that is the most incredible rainbow we've ever seen. Seriously.

What beautiful DGDs.

And tell that guy he can send that stolen snow down this way. It's okay that it will be melted when it gets here. We'll take anything! I mean how often can you have thunder and maybe a trace of rain!

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