"… I think it is very very dangerous for our future generations, those of us who believe that the world is not only necessary to us in its pristine state, but it is in itself an act of some kind of spiritual thing. I said once, and I think this is true, the world did not have to be beautiful to work. But it is. What does that mean?" - Mary Oliver, in an NPR interview
Saturday the southern wind warmed the day and cleaned the air. The blue skies and mountains beckoned, which meant a quick drive up the canyon for late afternoon a walk around our favorite lake. We're hoping for a long fall, but snow could come at any time and we never know when our last chance for a walk will be.
Children were playing on the rock outcropping where I usually take pictures of Mt. Millicent and, while they consented not to toss rocks into the water, when I took my picture, they just could not stop. The ripples made the picture all the more interesting, in any case.
With Smith's crazy work schedule it was relaxing for us both to take time to walk, talk, and reflect, while at the same time, looking forward to calmer days ahead.
Last week I had the honor of reviewing two lovely knitting books and giving away copies to two of my blog readers. I used random.org to pick the numbers and, without further adieu, the winners are (drum roll please)...Grace Y. and Sprite! Congratulations to you both!