Sunday, June 10, 2012


As long as I live, I'll hear waterfalls and birds and winds sing. I'll interpret the rocks, learn the language of flood, storm, and the avalanche. I'll acquaint myself with the glaciers and wild gardens, and get as near the heart of the world as I can.  -John Muir

I'm back from Yosemite. It was a wonderful trip.  I've been to the park lots of times as both a child and an adult, but this time I saw mountains and rivers and lakes I'd never seen before. I even saw a new bird, a yellow-headed blackbird.

I loved waking up to this view each morning.  It was hard to come back home and no longer be surrounded by massive granite walls, meadows, and meandering streams.

Meanwhile, my niece turned one year old. Here she is unwrapping gifts. Lily can stand up by herself now and walk while holding on to something. She says "thank you" and is still delighted by a game of patty-cake, especially when I "mark it with a B" and gently poke her belly.

I am honored to have been a recent guest blogger at Stitch & Unwind. Please check out my post, "Ten Tips for Dealing with the Knitting Doldrums."

Happy warm days to you,


Theresa said...

Beauty all around! It MUST have been like Heaven! Cutest little Lily:) Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

I am glad you had a wonderful time on your trip Stacy, one day I hope to make it there.
Lily is just too adorable and I know you enjoy being the best aunt ever!
Off to check out your guest post.
Have a great night.

Katiebee said...

those are beautiful photos as is little lilly~

glad you had a wonderful trip!



Anonymous said...

Gorgeous photos of Yosemite!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh you lucky girl! Yosemite is on my bucket list -- all my years out west and we never made it there!

Loved your ideas to get back the knitting mojo -- especially the ones about frogging ufos and getting rid of no longer loved yarn. Great advice! I'd love to display my yarn around the house too, but sadly, I'd wake to find it unwound all over the house LOL!

Suz said...

poor few presents
ha ha I see some blue yarn next to her....
and stacy...she is gorgeous
happy birthday little lily


Looks like a wonderful place to take a vacation! How nice to get away and see the beauty of this Earth.
Oh...Lily is ONE!! Didn't that year fly by! She is a sweetie!

Lisa-24-7 said...

Your daughter is so precious! I love kids so much :)
And you took such lovely pictures that I can only imagine what it must look like in real life!

Erin Kate said...

How beautiful!

justjenn said...

That first photo is stunning. I love biking through the Valley. So beautiful.

Sparkle and Co said...

Your niece is so cute!!! Happy birthday to her ;)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Happy Birthday Lily!