Today is wet and dreary. I don’t know about you, but I could use a pick-me-up. I feel better already! I’d wanted squill in my lawn for several years, but hadn’t gotten around to planting them. Last fall I finally did. They’re only a couple inches high. The tiny blue buds appear first, on leaves [...]
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Loch Ness monster revealed in medieval manuscript! Mjolnir found! A plea for Lancastrian punctuation. Did you spot anything particularly fun?
We prepared thoroughly for Sandy, as it was predicted to run right over us with associated winds and heavy rain. The possibility of extended power outages, so we readied water, food, flashlights, solar chargers, all the goodies. But unlike points east, the storm was fairly trivial. The power only flickered, and while Penn State closed [...]
Tomorrow is the last business day of the year for those who work for the US government. I’m not done with 2012 yet. I’ll be back in FY2013, with a bit more time for blogging and fiber arts. For a while anyway. I hope. Also with tales of Complex Weavers and other good things. Meanwhile… [...]
I swear this is fiber (animal) related, but it sums up my day perfectly. Yes, both parts.
My iPad is full of pictures. I should blog that. Click. The blogpeople should see this. Click. I want to show that off. Click. You see how successful that’s been. I’m once again horribly swamped, and traveling a lot as well. I intend to tell you about all these adventures in more detail, but in [...]
Except a post-Pennsic cold and a huge pile of laundry that smells of woodsmoke.
Having survived the six weeks of March, I’m now slowly digging out from everything else that accumulated while I was frantically writing things. Some of those things are very much worth sharing with all of you. Are you getting a tax refund? Let me help you spend it. These two new books look lovely. Textiles [...]
My dyeing pictures from September are around here somewhere. Also the photos from Martha’s Vineyard, and of the central Pennsylvania October leaves. Let me distract you from their glaring absence with dairy products, and so much more:
On New Year’s Eve, I walk through the site of the State College festivities on my way to work and take pictures of the ice sculptures. Here’s 2007′s best photo: And my 2008 favorite: But here’s what the 2009 sculptures looked like this morning: They’ve changed the format, and instead of the sculptures being done [...]