So this weekend was quiet. It began with a dreadful bout of stomach flu and a LOT of sleeping/napping. Before the flu hit I went to the garden centre and added this lovely to my backyard — it helps screen out the neighbours (nice as they are, it can be awkward staring at each other while we eat) somewhat.
I am sure it has a proper name (the latin was something like Eurocopyborus) but I call it a Daisy Tree. The bees love it.
Quite a lot of progress was made on Ophelia..only to discover that sometime during the end of The Good Shepherd (I hope I was not the only person thoroughly in the dark throughout that movie! I had no clue what was going on or WHY?!) I had reversed the pattern half way through the 1st ball of yarn and nearly all of the 2nd ball. Temporary depression set in and I nearly frogged it and left it for something else – I also considered NOT ripping back but…better judgement prevailed and I ripped, knit 2 rows backward (to make sure I had the 4 row pattern in hand at the right row!) and last night during Eagle vs. Shark I nearly caught up to half of what I had ripped back. Argh!
I apologize for the blurry pic – I really need a new camera. This one will not photograph white at all – it leaves me with pics that look like there has been a visitation.
On Saturday we went to our local Farmer’s Market, where we got the most delicious strawberries ever! Yum. And we arrived there to find a celebration in progress.
I only just found out that it was a Sikh holiday: Essentially Sikh history, with respect to Sikhs as a distinct political body, can be said to have began with the martyrdom of the fifth Sikh Guru, Guru Arjan Dev in 1606. Sikh distinction was further enhanced by the establishment of the Sikh ‘Pure’ brotherhood or Khalsa (ਖਾਲਸਾ), by Guru Gobind Singh in 1699. This gives the Sikhs, as an organized political grouping, a history of around 400 years.
My Mother loved this young girl’s torquise Sari and asked to take a picture. They were a little embarassed, but willing (little did they know they’d be blogged!) We enjoyed the most delicious fresh samosas, dhal, barfi etc. Along with fresh fruits and drinks of all kinds from our generous Sikh community.
The rest of the weekend consisted of this:
interrupted by bouts of reading and feeding 30 more baby fish!
In other yard news: Look what bloomed!