Albuquerque

Albuquerque Rose Garden

Heart O Gold Grandiflora Rose, Albuquerque Rose Garden

Heart O Gold Grandiflora Rose, Albuquerque Rose Garden

Yesterday Jacob and I went to the Albuquerque Rose Garden, which surrounds the Tony Hillarman Library on the East side of town. The recent beaming heat (it was 102 degrees while we were there) and pouring monsoons have clearly affected the roses, many of which were in between blooms or were wilting, but it was still nice to walk around the building and check out the roses that were on display and note their varieties for our own imaginary future rose garden.

Pictured above from top to bottom are some of my favorites: the Rainbow Sorbet, Walking on Sunshine, Bronze Star, Love Song (which is more lavender in person - so lovely), and Oranges 'n' Lemons rose varieties. We were both especially drawn to all the orange roses - such a cheerful color! I definitely want to go back and view this garden again in cooler weather.

Hope you had a beautiful weekend!

summer beginnings

The prettiest little alley in Old Town, Albuquerque.

The prettiest little alley in Old Town, Albuquerque.

A few pictures from the weekend, taken at home and around town. Though the official first day of summer isn't until this Saturday, we are definitely settling in to our summer rhythms here. Easy to get up early on these sunny days (especially with my trusty 100-pound furry alarm clock helping me rise). We've had lots of time with friends visiting Albuquerque over the past few months, and this past weekend I got to see Mercedes, who is in town with her husband. We did not plan our matching outfits, I swear! Made me laugh.

Right now I'm making granny squares, and just loving them. They were the first thing I learned how to make with yarn, 30 years ago (goodness), and downright comforting to make. Kate and Courtney from Kelbourne Woolens (two of my fabulous Squam cabin-mates), are spearheading a Crochet-Along this summer. The rules are simple - crochet something before Labor Day. I'm in!