Thursday, May 6, 2010

First walk of spring

My DH, I and faithful dog Kori took a walk through the neighborhood on a sunny day this week. At this point in the part of Alaska I live we are up to 16 hours and 36 minutes of daylight a day give or take a few minutes (we gain about 5 mins a day). That means the sun doesn't set until after 10pm. I always stay up too late when we start getting so much daylight. Not complaining though.
There is only a small amount of snow left on the ground but snow dog extroidinaire found every single patch as well as every bit of muddy puddle.  He loves any form of water and after all mud doesn't show when you are a lovely shade of chocolate
But above all he loves chasing every leaf that blows by, he absolutely intends to catch everyone and makes me smile every time....95 lbs of kid.
No progress to speak of on Sail Away. I got the lighthouse completed and started the ship. I am really afraid I am going to run out of one of the shades of blue that are the last two flowers in the grass and part of the little ship. I know that Shepherd's Bush will send me more but maybe I won't have to ask.
Hope there is some joy in your day and of course some stitchy stuff. Marjo


  1. It looks like a great day out, Marjo! I bet I have some blue left - I'll check and see and will be happy to send it to you, if I do!

  2. What a beautiful area you live it! I can't imagine having such long days in the summer -- and especially having such short ones in the winter!

  3. I always wondered what it was like to live in an area where there was more daylight than night. I would probably only sleep a couple of hours! It looks like it's a beautiful area where you live.

  4. Cute dog! That's how it is when we go home to Sweden in the summers. You tend to sit up a bit to late since it's still light out.

  5. OMG how could Kori roll in the snow, it must be sooo cold. I have three dogs and we live in South Australia where it is mostly very hot. They think they are hard done to using the outside toilet lol!

  6. OMG, how can Kori roll in the snow? It must be sooo cold. I live in South Australia where it is very hot, and my 3 dogs think they are poorly treated when they have to use the outside toilet.

  7. Marjo - call SB now and order the blue thread. I had too as did many of my friends who stitched the piece! They just mis-measured on that one I think!

    I love looking at your dog...way too much fun. I bet you have a ton of fun with him. Hugs and Happy Stitching

  8. Beautiful scenery. Just love snow in the mountains. My little Westie lived in Colorado for a time and absolutly LOVES the snow he rubs around it just like your dog.

  9. What a beautiful place you live in! I loved seeing a peek into your walk. The pup is just adorable too.

  10. you live in a nice area and you seem to be very happy there , in the middle of the moutains with snow .
    You make very lovely pictures .
    Cheers from France,