What do you do in a house without window coverings? When you are far enough away from any neighbor you can certainly let it all hang out AND allow the wonders of nature in. Neena hasn't bothered with any window treatments because it would obscure the beauties of nature that fill the house with light, and sights of wonder, which can be seen from any window. The view from the back of the house is breath taking at any time of year (as you can see in these pictures). Thursday it was warm and sunny allowing Smith and I to sit on the deck and watch the clouds roll by. Friday was much the same except Neena was in residence cooking up a storm. She made bread (challah) and then moved into the usual traditional fare. She is a wiz in the kitchen and loves to do it. I'm very inept, so it was very nice to sit back, knit, visit and relax.
Neena and Don have only been in the house since February. Last Thanksgiving they put in the kitchen tile floor and hardwood floors for the living room. (I cooked the turkey but she did the rest of the cooking after a day with the floors!) The land around the house was disturbed as little as possible during building, leaving a natural landscape. To protect the house from land or mudslides they built this rock wall. Every stone was set in place by hand, their hands! There must be thousands of rocks collected and placed.
Saturday we took a quick trip to Zion Park (that's part three). It started to rain on our way home and turned to snow after dark. Just before heading to bed the power failed and left us trying to sleep with many unknowns in our heads. The view from our window was of snow falling on cedars in black and white. Living in the country they usually have little light (therefore the billions of stars) but with NO light and the pure white snow, it was a very a eerie and wonderful sight. We know what time the power came back on (around 1:00a.m.), as a lamp in the living room was left on (the one I used to knit by) and hit me right in the eye. After Zion Park report I'll get you a knitting report. Promise!
This picture is taken from the kitchen window (looking south) just before we left to come home. That was the only sun we saw until we reached the Wasatch Front.
And for a little knitting news:
Carole is hosting a Ribby CardiAlong. While Bonne Marie worked on this design I watched and waited. It looked like another perfect "Everyday" cardi that would be fun to knit. Monica & Lynette blogged about all the colors available at Elann and the rest is herstory. Now you know another reason I must be on the YNBA. This will be a great project to start after the first of the year while still in the 'agreement'. I'm using Charcoal Heather for the body and Oxford Gray Heather as the contrast. You still have time to join us.
This is post 202. It's amazing that I've been at this "blogging thing" for that long. Post 200 was about the awesome pie my sister made. We'll never make another recipe as this is the best ever and well deserving of an auspicious post number.