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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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Comment by angelkarhu on June 6, 2011 at 1:39pm
Join the club on the rain. We get two days of sun and its wintery again. Nice pretty flowers. On sat. I was able to actually go outside and it wasnt mushy. Chives are in bloom, so had to pick one, break off the bottom, then walk back into house chopping down on it. I'm known to eat my way through yard when able. Strawberries are blooming, a bit late. When I was Daphnes age I could do that too. Now not so much. When I was born I could get my toes to touch my front part of legs. Try doing that. Ok my bad I can get both feet up to mouth and almost over head! But I aint sticking my feet in my mouth.
Comment by KnitWhich? on June 6, 2011 at 1:36pm

Looks like the pups are happy to be able to enjoy the yard again. 

Now, who would be stealing snow -- and for what?!?

Glad you're finally getting wildflowers.  Hope those voles don't eat them up.

Gotta check out the Dean Koontz app -- thanks for the info.

Comment by Nutty4Knitting on June 6, 2011 at 1:31pm
Clouds around us, all the way.  Can't tell how thick they are down your way.  The yellow columbine is lovely.  That's one of my favorite wildflowers.  Being a very tactile fiber person, I think the pups look just grand the way they are.  Lot's of silky fluff to run the fingers through!! =))
Comment by Peggy Stuart on June 6, 2011 at 1:21pm
It was a good week. I'm afraid we're in for more rain, though!
Comment by EmilyVictoria on June 6, 2011 at 10:53am
Wow, the snow is finally gone and you get rainbows AND flowers in the same week, that's awesome!

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