Saturday, May 30, 2009

Some Beautiful Things

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. To me it is an awakening of Mother Nature. The buds are so beautiful and everything is so green. Plus the green is so fresh and new. Above is a picture of my Redbud tree. The blossoms are so pretty in the Spring and the leaves are heart shaped and purple. I always smile when I look at it.

Below are my lilacs. They are by the garage and when I drive in I catch their scent. Some years they are plentiful and some not. This year the weren't so plentiful. I have to work on more blums this year. So much to do outside this year. With all the rain we have received everything has grown very fast.
I have been working really hard on my Alpaca sweater so I am finished by the Yarn Ball. The Yarn Ball is a party my crochet group puts on in the Fall to raise money for two charities. I have until November to finish it. I hop I can make it. I am almost finished with the back and am currently working on the sleeves. I like working on the sleeves two at a time. Below is a picture of the back. This sweater and yarn were meant to be with each other. This yarn just looks perfect with the pattern.

Photo Contest

In May the Pennsylvania Alpaca Association had their Breeders Showcase. Breeders Showcase is an Alpaca show for those farms in Pennsylvania. I submitted a photo of Angus when he was about 2 months old in the baby division. I won 1st place and Peoples Choice! Peoples Choice voted by those who attend the show. Mine was their favorite photo. This is so exciting for me. I have loved taking photos for many years and this is the first time I have won a contest. I believe they will use the photo in either their advertising or magazine.