Saturday, February 28, 2015

Seeing visions

Looking upward...

and reflecting 

A varying skyline 

Rectangle of blue

The State Capitol -- in night vision

Thursday, February 12, 2015

My latest fascination


When I was 10 or 11, I took a couple of knitting classes through 4-H Club. A kindly elderly lady, Edna, was my teacher. When I walked to her house after school, she always had hot chocolate and cookies waiting.


 

We knit through hot pads, slippers, headbands, head scarves, coin purses, and other projects in the 4-H knitting book. I learned the garter, stockinette, rib, and seed stitches using my red plastic needles.



During the last class, I attempted a sweater (the pattern of which was way beyond my ability and level). It was of turquoise yarn and had a lacy stitch across the shoulders. It took a long time, but I finished it, with a lot of help from Edna. Unfortunately, it had several noticeable "problems".  I gave it to my mother, who thanked me, smiled, and put it in a dresser drawer. Neither of us spoke of it again. And I went on to other things.



But here I am, years later, trying it again. So far I've done a scarf, wristers (fingerless gloves), and am currently working on a shawl.

No sweaters. But maybe, in time. We'll see....


Sunday, January 25, 2015

January: Night, Day, and the Liminal

Foggy night

Downtown lights

Geese in the afternoon

Sunset

And sunrise

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Seeing beyond the gray

It's been a time of endless gray days. Fog, mist, inversion, gloom. But when I stepped out on the patio this morning... 

...I heard birdsong, an "orchestra" of birdsong. And as I looked closer, I saw them -- in the very tops of the bare trees. 

As I watched, they streaked across the sky, flitting from treetop to treetop. 

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Looking toward the new year

Macie's been watching... 

...as the old year passes.

May 2015 bring us all many blessings





Saturday, December 13, 2014

Holiday scenes

Some people really love outdoor decorations 

The Holy Midwife was busy...  

Candles of daylight 

 
The Christmas cactus continues to bloom  

Of course from a feline point of view, any time of the year is good for rolling around and napping....

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Scenes from the weekend

Zygo cactus blossom catching the sun

Resident ducks out for a swim and a little lunch

Resident geese out for a stroll and a few snacks

In absentia: turkeys (except for those on numerous dining room platters, and those driving by the mall)