August 11, 2006

shawl finished, tours and trips

Finished a shawl in Noro silk garden today unblocked as yet but a pic to show as is. Just plain garter stitch with occasional ywfd k2tog to add interest. Something to play with while watching lovejoy:)
Have had a dear friend staying so we visited Samye Ling buddhist monastery in Eskdalemuir yesterday as she hadn't been for many years and we haven't been there for over 2 years. Wonderful day and so much colour. Have uploaded pictures of the gardens as well as some of the temple and statuary. A peaceful place to visit with a marvellous tearooms. The gardens grow most of their needs in vegetables and even saw peaches ripening in one of the greenhouses. They also have excess veg for sale so we came home with redskin potatoes, courgettes, golden turnips and tomatoes. All delicious:) Well worth a visit if you are ever in the area. Helped distract from the health stuff going on which was much needed.

1 comment:

Sara in WI said...

This looks like a wonderfully peaceful place, as it should be. Such color! Good for you for getting out!