First of all some beautiful spring flowers
just because they're so joyful!
Then on the homefront, a new crochet project which goes by the name of
Granny Rose Heart Pillow.
Please visit the Astri's lovely blog for this latest pattern
Isn't it beautiful?
I'm waiting for my heart-shaped pillow to arrive so that I can continue this exciting project.
Now about the walking.
Three years' ago, I bought some really comfortable walking shoes
when I did the Lausanne Walking Event
and the Quarter Marathon.
That was a good experience and my daughter came with me too
even though she normally prefers running!
Studies have been done to show that walking briskly for 30 minutes
every day is one of the most beneficial things we can do for our bodies
and our morale.
It has been found that this type of exercise lowers blood pressure,
reduces cholesterol and helps maintain a healthy weight.
I took my pocket camera with me to take this photo in a door with a mirror incorporated.
I rather liked the fact that the Christmas decorations were still up!
Regular brisk walking strengthens bones and muscles
improves balance and coordination
helps prevent or manage various conditions, including heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.
A beautiful and very colourful sunrise which I captured from the end of my balcony.
My Amaryllis blooms have been beautiful this year. This is the last plant of the year.
I love watching the different stages of opening.
Each day a little more
Until all four buds opened up.
A single tiny leaf in the late afternoon sunshine.
Seedpods blowing in the wind
Fluffy 'Old Man's Beard'
I love passing the railings on my walking circuit
especially in the late afternoon when all these cheerful little lights come on.
All these scenes from my walking outings.
I'm progressing with my January Sunrise blanket.
One square a day and there are currently 21 squares with three more
ready to join.
I'm really enjoying this project.
There will be others to show in my next blog entry.
These cold winter's days are perfect for doing crochet or any other kind of handiwork.
My tiny indoor window box of miniature daffodils is nearly over.
Somehow, the month of January needs the cheerful colours of flowers
that are made available to us.
Are you filling this long month of January with all the things you love?
I'm adding an extra photograph as part of a 2020 Project
for crocheting a flower a week for the whole year.
Look at Anabelia Craft Design
if you feel like joining in.
These two patterns are for the first two weeks of January.
I will be adding the others as they are generously given to us!