More and more of these trees are being planted in California. They are good food sources for all the finch species. I love to watch the tiny Lesser Gold or Gold Finches hang onto a seed pod and eat the small seeds within. The seed pods themselves are great for crafting. The trees look like they are decorated when all the leaves fall and just the pods, on their long stems are left on the bare branches. Maybe I'm a little odd but I look forward to these events every year.
Knitting Report: The Baktus scarf now is as big as a crow's wing. Next it will be as large as a Raptor's wing, maybe like a Redtail! Well, maybe only as large as a Cooper's Hawk's wing, we'll see. There is an awful lot of that green yarn left; maybe I'll knit a bird blind out of it, too!
Weather report: We had a couple days of clouds and then one of measurable rain on Sunday. Yay! On the way to an appointment with my nice surgeon the next day, the puffy clouds were clearing out and the temperature was dropping.
|Clouds from nice cold storm breaking up over Santee Valley|
DH actually had to put a windbreaker on (gasp) before he walked Wolfie while I was at PT yesterday. This is the man who has nearly a Yeti's tolerance for cold weather, or so we've been told. Temps dropped into the 30's over night, and 43 degrees so far today. That's chilly for old bones in California! It's time to finish that Manly Beastly Aran sweater and that Noro.
This is absolutely knitting weather! When I can stand to have something brushing the fast healing scar, I'll break out the sweaters for the extra warmth while knitting.
Knee report: Since I spoke of the devil, here's an update; it is healing up so fast that I'm already at the three month mark for "performing knees". I credit doing all the exercises every day, and DH's very good care, as well as great PTs. If you get this done, eat lots of protein fro rebuilding the knee, and do your exercises every day, more than once. The exercises work to keep the knee free and bending well.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the State Side readers!
One last thing. My tiny Cezanne: