Jun 7, 2012

My Other Love

Not only did Mark and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary earlier this week, but we also marked 20 years of living in our little village. I never imagined that we'd live here this long and, as a die-hard city girl, there's been some push and pull in adjusting to living the non-urban life.  But 20 years it is and with that, I have had the chance to nurture my other love (my first love being knitting, of course):  gardening.  

When we first started talking about how to celebrate our anniversary, we felt compelled to think big -- complete flights of fancy.  Ultimately, we realized that all we really wanted was to spend the day together, doing something we love.  So ... we took a long hike along the Hudson River from our village to two villages south.

Ogled the beautiful views from the path that reminded us of the majesty of this river.

Ended up at our destination which was a lovely french bistro we had been wanting to try.

Walked back the three miles to our village and spent a a couple of hours gardening.



Lemon Balm

Heirloom Tomatoes

If I can split my spare time between knitting and gardening all summer long, I will be a very happy woman! That is, if I don't also start spinning this summer. Shhh.... don't tell Mark or the kids -- they'll think I've lost my mind.


  1. Good for you Evelyn,
    knowing what gives you great pleasure and taking the time to do it!

  2. What a great post! Thanks for letting us see through the window into your personal life and the way you chose to spend your special day. Pinch yourself girl, you are one of the lucky ones!
    And by the way.... let me dangle this in front of you as repayment for the shawl KALs you've enticed me to join lately. I downloaded this (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rose-song-2) at 5 am and was searching for online yarns. Will go for the immediate reward instead, watch out Windsor, here I come.

  3. Oh I can't wait to see what you would spin! I love what you have in your garden as well.

  4. I think you are my northern twin...we have the same summer goals planned out!

  5. Sounds like a perfect day! That's the way Fred and I would want to spend it. Happy 20 years! Beautiful plant babies, too!

  6. What a lovely way to spend your anniversary! How neat to live in a village and walk from one to the next. Your garden looks awesome.

  7. How lovely! A walk, a meal, some gardening. I bet there was knitting later on too. ;-) I love the look of your herbs. That's one thing I love about summer - all those lovely fresh herbs!

  8. One of these days you will start spinning, and it will be awesome! That sounds like such a perfectly wonderful day in every way! I'm excited to see how your garden progresses.

  9. Happy anniversary - sounds like a great way to spend the day (really any day).

  10. Sounds like a perfect way to spend the day!

  11. First and most important.
    Congrats on your celebration of wonderful years with Hubby. Wishes for scores more, Evelyn.
    Spinning..... is this the natural progression we knitters find our selves in? I've already decided spindle spinning is not for this gal.
    Evelyn, Evelyn.

  12. Happy Anniversary to you and Mark! Twenty years, that is fantastic.
    Also thank you for sharing your other love with us. Wishes you many hours with both your loves. :)

  13. ;-) Beautiful post! I too think that knitting and gardening are wonderful hobbies! They make me happy and peaceful! Happy anniversary!

  14. ...and there was I thinking I was the other love-ha ha! I can't keep up with Evelyn's amazing blog, but I'm glad to know the cyberworld can see what an artist she is with whatever she turns her hand to. x