It's been a long week even though it was a short one for work... as if we had to condense down five days into four. I am glad that the Thanksgiving holiday is approaching, not just because I love the food. I am also looking forward to some family time, some down time and maybe even some blog time!
This Friday's Eye Candy is one of the few good photos I managed to get last weekend on my visit to Reno and Virginia City.
It captures the heart of what I love about the Nevada desert... a BIG sky and a diverse terrain. My new SIL, Ryoko has only been in the US for about three months now, and hadn't seen the desert outside of Reno.... she was fascinated by the variety of colors and the interesting rock formations... however, I was doing the driving while she was taking the photos.
If you click on the photo, you will see, right where the hills come together near the bottom of this photo, the last fall color on the cottonwoods of Six Mile Canyon, just east of Virginia City. I love this place, even with its tacky museums and touristy shops... the history is still thick around the place, the buildings remain mostly authentic thanks to its being one of the largest historic districts in the country, and the landscape around it mostly undeveloped.
We poked around up and down the main street and admired the buildings, as well as showing her the school where Glenn and and her DH Dave's grandma Elsie went to grammar school...
The day was cloudy and cool, but this week has brought still-lingering warmer temperatures. There isn't any snow in the mountains and I don't need gloves yet in the morning while driving to work, two sure signs that the season is dragging its feet in changing from fall to early winter. This coming weekend will be filled with holiday preparations and Knitting Unto Others . I hosted the first Knit Night of winter, sponsored by Stephanie and I, on Tuesday, and we decided to make a group blanket, and I will also finish my blanket started last December and donate it to my local Kare Crisis Nursery, and maybe even whip up a few four inch squares over the next two weeks.
There are a few more small knitting projects going on around camp, and I got to get my wonderful, crimpy pencil roving from the fleece Sharon and I purchased at the end of July (she and I did NOT get a visit, which bummed us both out, but we are each happily contemplating what to make from our Coopworth treasures from Harvey Farms).
So much to do and so little time... if only I could give up sleep!