We have been having a wonderful weekend. Sandy has settled in well and LOVES water as you can see. She runs in the sprinklers and becomes totally drenched.
And then when she is finished playing, she passes out and has a nap…
We are enjoying all the varied bird life in the garden at the moment.

Asparagus for dinner? Yip from our very own garden:) I love that we can just go outside the kitchen door and pick our food:) Makes me happy…

We divided and replanted all of our Irises, (about 500 + plants) two years ago and this year they are giving us a beautiful show… It is almost time to divide again.

Our Oak tree is green!
The Wisteria is magnificent down the side wall of our home…

My Aestlight Shawl is almost finished, I am just busy with the lacy edge.

I can’t wait to knit another shawl:) Any suggestions?
Happy Sunday

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23 Responses to Weekending

  1. marylove September 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm #

    sandy is just too cute and your shaw is beautiful!

  2. Polar Bear Creations September 19, 2010 at 5:02 pm #

    Who needs TV when you have a puppy!They are so entertaining! :0)
    Love your yard pictures.What a beautiful tree that is.

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Erin September 19, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

    Your new puppy is SO cute 🙂 And your wisteria is absolutely beautiful. And finally … now you’ve got me craving asparagus!!! Happy Sunday 🙂

  4. Amanda September 19, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    Wisteria, irises, oak trees and puppy love. Oh my! What a great post! Your asparagus looks amazing!

  5. K September 19, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    They’re so funny when they go after the sprinklers, aren’t they? Until they actually begin to Eat the sprinklers, which ours have from time to time. We used to play with our last two beloved dogs – making arches of bright water out of the hose as they leapt to snatch a bite of the brightness, passing through the arch in a shower of sparkles.

    Your yard is, as always, lovely. And the iris breathtaking. I will be putting up photos of quite the opposite season next week = stunning shots of the mountains, now in full flame.

  6. Abbie September 19, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    What a beautiful puppy! Reminds me of our golden years ago.

  7. Féepoussière September 19, 2010 at 11:47 pm #

    Lovely Sandy who drinks!
    And so many beautiful colors in your garden! splendid!
    What a magnificent oak also … Finally, all your photos are beautiful …!

  8. Bec September 19, 2010 at 11:48 pm #

    oh so much beauty. Love the purple wysteria and the colours in that shawl are just perfect representaion of it too! The life of a dog hey, its hard yakka really. I think if there is such a thing I would like to come back as a nice family dog.

  9. Shannon September 20, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    Beautiful – too many beautiful things in one post BUT that asparagus loooks fantastic! how did you eat it?

  10. cometwilight September 20, 2010 at 1:44 am #

    Your spring pictures are almost bittersweet for me, here in Northeast Ohio. We are seeing the end of summer and, while the colors of the fall leaves are lovely, they are no competition in my mind for your iris and wisteria. It will be many months before we will see spring again, and winters here are so very — well — character-building!!

  11. Dawn September 20, 2010 at 1:45 am #

    I love the puppy pictures! Asparagus is one of my favorite springtime treats…enjoy. 🙂

  12. Baa-Me Kniits September 20, 2010 at 6:31 am #

    Is asparagus easy to grow??? We love it but it is so expensive!

    Love the photos of Sandy and the water and that one of her asleep makes you just want to pick her up and cuddle her. MY SIL got a little Cavalier King Charles puppy this week and he is adorable too….aren’t puppies the best!

    This lady has just finished a mystery KAL shawl that is beautiful, check it out http://tillytatas.blogspot.com/2010/09/mystery-shawl-knit-long-kal-finished.html

  13. Linda September 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Dear Shannon,
    I steam the asparagus and just add some rock salt and fresh lemon juice, truly divine:)

    Dear Baa-Me Kniits,
    Last year, a nursery was selling asparagus plants, I was so excited, I bought 4 and once planted, they started growing straight away! They grow so fast too. It is very expensive to buy asparagus from the grocery store, so we are thrilled to have our own. This year, I bought 5 more plants, they were only $ 4.00 each and give us such wonderful produce:)
    Have a great day,

  14. Forest-Dweller September 20, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    It is so amazing that you are stepping into spring as I am stepping into fall. We sleep while you awaken. The wisteria and the shawl go so well together…its almost as if you took the color of the wisteria and put it in your shawl.

  15. Lisa September 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm #

    i’m in love with your puppy! that napping photo is so precious!! made my morning. your shawl is so beautiful, i love the colors. love seeing the asparagus. never grown it before. looks like a very happy home!!!
    have a great week

  16. Bec September 21, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    Hi Linda, just a quick not to let you know that I have passed on a bolg award to you and linked to here 🙂

  17. goldenbird September 21, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    I love that shawl! The pattern is pretty and the colors are gorgeous! Oh, that picture of Sandy passed out … what a sweetie. The pictures of your oak, flowers and aspargus are wonderful, makes me long for spring.

  18. Beth September 21, 2010 at 4:12 pm #

    Lab puppies are so cute! And as always, your yard is incredible – so inspiring!

  19. Rene' Sharp September 22, 2010 at 5:28 am #

    What a stunning post Linda. Really enjoyed looking at all the wonderful aspects of your life 🙂 Have you knit the Multnomah Shawl? That is a great pattern, I have knit it twice! Hope you are having a great week x

  20. earthboysblog September 22, 2010 at 7:56 am #

    You are a very busy mommie.. I love your shawl. Your puppy is just too adorable. This evening Sasha made a wish, then told me that he wished for his puppy little LULU that he misses so much. Our family is not complete without children and dogs! Sorry to hear about your little chicken, I get so attached to all our animals to. Your garden looks amazing! I must find this amazing salad recipe I used to make when I lived in Miami. I have an asparagus plant in Dominican Republic but it’s never given me asparagus,, and it’s been there 4 years now. I think it’s too hot.I would love some of those pretty irises in our garden, my mom used to have so many of them in SA. xxx

  21. Heather September 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    All the colors in this post are just so alive and beautiufl, and everything looks amazing.

  22. Valarie September 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    Your shawl is looking lovely. Your puppy is so cute. I’m glad you are enjoying him so much.

  23. Wabi-Sabi Wanderings September 24, 2010 at 5:55 pm #

    Here’s wishing you a belated congratulations on your ridiculously adorable new family member. Such great puppy fun!

    And, yes, your post is just resplendent with colour! So vivid and vibrant.

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