Thursday, October 20, 2011

Log Cabin, Big Sky (for Skywatch)


Oh, my. This photo could have been so much better but, just as I snapped it, my camera battery gave out and the recharged one was many miles away at home.

I wanted to commemorate our early morning moment of knitting together high above Las Cruces--my sister, our friend Helen, and me. In a perfect post, there would also have been photos of Helen's and Bucksnort's knitting projects held up against views of Las Cruces and the Mesilla Valley far below us. However, this week has been all about making do with reality, so you only see a curled-up piece of my log cabin knitting blanket held up against the beautiful Organ Mountains.

I just want you to know that the air was fresh and cold, the views down over the Mesilla Valley were terrific, and the quiet companionship without equal. We saw a proud and unafraid coyote ahead of us on the road, and we heard unidentifiable birds warbling their way through the cactus, chamisa, and mesquite. And the camera battery was dead, dead, dead. It was like our own little reality show--the best of our world intertwined with the small failures of everyday life.

For other views of the world and its skies, please visit Skywatch Friday.

20 comments:

ladyfi said...

Sounds like a perfect day - knitting, sky, love.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

What a warm and pleasant post today. The of the best things...a beautiful blue sky, beloved companions, and the feeling of accomplishment when creating with your own hands. You made me smile!

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Lady Fi, the perfect ingredients for a perfect day! Enjoy your day, Clairz, and have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

JC said...

Now you have me thinking that I ought to learn to knit.

Joyful said...

What a wonderful outing. So perfect. The photo looks pretty good. Sometimes I take a dead battery as a good indication as "time for a rest", lol. Have a great weekend ahead.

Kate said...

The colours are enough to satisfy us until you get your batteries for a battery of photos.

Favor? Could you email me (address is on my profile) because I have a question or two for you re. Masilla since we'll be in Santa Fe again after the Christmas holidays. Thanks!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

What a great idea to do your knitting out in the great outdoors. Perfect time of year to do it, too.

~Lisa

Rajesh said...

Wonderful outdoor view.

Liz said...

Looks like a lovely day. great shot!

Happy sky watching.

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Cafe au lait said...

Terrific capture!

nonizamboni said...

Great capture--thanks for the breath of clean western air and the beauty of handiwork & comraderie. Perfect!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

fabulous mountain background

Photo Cache said...

i wanna learn how to knit, really do.

My sky is here

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous capture!

Sky Watch at my page, please come and see. Have a nice weekend!

Kay L. Davies said...

Perhaps your camera battery died so that you really could enjoy the day and not be interrupted by every photo opportunity, because there must had been hundreds of beautiful scenes to take your attention away from your companions.
I enjoyed your story, though, Clair!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kim, USA said...

You are very creative. ^_^

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Mats said...

Great photos, thanks for sharing. I hope you have a nice weekend!

Ms. Becky said...

you've just made me feel really really good, looking at this photo. I love your sense of humor, and it must have been a riot with the company you keep. love the mountains in the background, and the knitting is superb. happy weekend to you Clair.

Martha Z said...

Your words say it even better than the most perfect picture could.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Your picture in words was lovely! And the picture picture was too and needed no apology.