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This week’s photo scavenger hunt is all about the stripes. Please be impressed that I’m posting my photos only one day after the challenge was posted (and please ignore the fact that last week’s photos have not made it from Flickr to here yet). Something red and green The changing seasons are making it really […]

Black animals

Tamie points out that it is Thursday and I have not posted the photos from last week’s photo challenge. Clearly, I am defective. Let me remedy that. Not the defective part, I’m afraid, but here are last week’s photos. For black animal, it’s the ferocious monster himself. That’s not the dog’s water, it’s Morgan’s. But […]


This is lovely, and not at all surreal, just very scary. If you don’t have enough to read: Maney will be offering open access to all Archaeology & Heritage content from 24 October until 4 November. During this period we will be offering free, immediate, online access to all the articles. They are free for […]

If it’s Monday, this must be surreal

Always happy to help.

Stringy goodness

I spent the day doing fiber arts stuff. I put some things away (wool, silk, cotton), got some things out, measured some things, cut some things, warped some things. While looking up the ends per inch of my yarn at Webs, I saw these terribly attractive pipe loom variations. Have any of you tried them? […]

Now with added destruction

After taking a couple of gray sodden photographs, I decided to save this week’s photo scavenger hunt for the weekend, when I would be at the farm with the good camera and able to spend some time working on it. I think it paid off: I really like a couple of these. I went out […]

Round and round and round

Thursday morning I read Michelle’s photo challenge list, put fresh batteries into the little camera (brand new rechargeables, clearly marked precharged). You can guess what happened, right? I didn’t get a single picture out of those uncharged batteries. I eventually got them charged, and reinserted into the camera, and today was a surprise federal holiday […]

Is it Friday yet?

Well, is it? Okay, good. Now that we’ve gotten that taken care of, have a few more links. 500-year-old printed music now available online. For earlier examples, try the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music. And then there were the 300 paintings found in a Polish outhouse. “Police said the mysterious collection included works of […]

Three-hour tour

I was so on the ball: I got the photos from Peters Valley Craft Center posted to Flickr the day after I got back. The accompanying text? Not so much. Peters Valley Craft Center is gorgeous, out in the woods in the Delaware Water Gap. Most or all of the former village of Bevans has […]

Pack all the things

And I have: Tablets, yarn, tools and equipment of all descriptions, plus a goodly pile of books. I’m off to the Peters Valley Craft Center tonight to get ready for my class tomorrow. Everything came together quite well, I think, despite the short notice. Linda Hendrickson’s help was invaluable, especially her rapid shipping of a […]