Monday, July 20, 2009

my aestlight delight

I am extremely delighted with my aestlight shawl. Pattern from

The yarn I used is Sublime (kid mohair blend) - the only fingering weight yarn I could find in our neighbouring town. I am quite pleased with the outcome, it has a lacy effect.

My thanks to The Shetlandtrader for designing and sharing this lovely pattern.

Monday, July 13, 2009

rain and birds' nests

These two photos were taken Monday, 13 July around 10 o'clock South African time.

This is an open field near our home. Normally dry land, now a small dam.

The Berg River on Monday morning.

Only a few days before we watched this Cape Weaver bird built its nest in our garden. His wife was sitting a branch or two away keeping an eye on the nest building process.

An amazing home for a bird pair to raise their little ones. And he only uses his beak to tear the leaves of the palm tree into strips and weave the nest.