Beach Walk a week ago in Oak Bay on a hot summer day.
Wearing an Italian linen dress with capri tights.
Thankful for my sunhat, sunglasses
COOL sea breezes blowing across the sand
while I peruse the beach for treasure.
I found a smooth white rock, very much like an egg...
a simple find but it begged to be picked up!
A handful of sea glass.
Behold the 4 jars full...
Working on filling up Jar 5 and I am well on my way!
The dress is a super simple style
loose and easy to wear in the heat.
Pearls accessorize and elevate the dress and sweater.
Pearls are the ultimate gift from the Sea.
My newest project...
Knitting pattern for the Miriam Sweater is available on Ravelry.
Rowan Felted Tweed Yarn is a dream to work with on any project.
I LOVE the softness of this yarn.
The Beehive Shop in Victoria is my go to yarn and knitting spot.
The staff are so knowledgeable and helpful.
Started knitting the Miriam sweater a few days ago...
a quiet few days at Quarterdeck Cottage and I am indulging in some knit time.
The weather hasn't been overly hot and we're enjoying a slow rhythm to our days.
Having an engaging project is wonderful
when we are not swimming in the pool
or out walking.
Took advantage of the sunshine yesterday and knit
while watching the pleasure craft
boats and ferries as they made their way across The Salish Sea.
Holiday time is perfect for relaxing and engaging in activities that one enjoys.
I would never spend as many hours knitting if I was home...
the household and garden duties and chores would keep me busy!
Lovely beach vibe bowls from our friends...
perfect for the cottage!
We celebrated our 48th anniversary on July 20th.
I made a simple penne pasta dish with a gorgonzola cream sauce and freshly shucked English Peas from the Humble Bungalow Garden.
Penne Pasta with Gorgonzola and Peas
Melt several tablespoons of butter in a shallow pan
add a couple of cloves of chopped garlic and some red pepper flakes
Whisk in a few tablespoons of flour add a 1/3 cup of cream.
Keep whisking then add crumbled gorgonzola and simmer until melted
then keep warm on low.
Put a large pot on to boil
When the water is boiling add the penne pasta and cook until al dente.
add sauce to pasta and stir to coat.
Grate some fresh pepper on top and serve.
I've had an extraordinary amount of SPAM here on the blog.
Really it has come out of the blue and I cannot for the life of me figure out why?
Comments have been streamlined to not allow Unknown accounts to respond.
Anyone with a legitimate google account can leave a comment.
Hopefully this will stop the crazed spam artists and robots
who seem to have nothing better to do than to invade a rather calm and gentle place.
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