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Yarnbombing and manuscripts

I have an enormous backlog of links and neat things, but wanted to get a couple of them out quickly. The knitting group I’ve been a member of for some years has been engaged in a charity yarn-bombing project, and this has been noticed. Fun! I’m taking a free online course thru Stanford University called […]


The World’s Smallest Pea Patch is getting an upgrade this year (and no, I’m not changing its name, even though it no longer is true). But isn’t this sharp: I have one more to install, giving me three 4x4ft raised beds. The first one is nearly full of perennials already. I transplanted in the strawberries, […]

It’s green out there

I spent the week in southern Pennsylvania training field staff from all over the US in plant identification. We had plenty of eager onlookers. After two consecutive weeks of travel, I’m happy to be home again until mid-May. This last photo was an accident, but I kind of like it.


I woke up this morning to an entirely unexpected sight. The weather forecast predicted rain, but instead we got the fluffy wet snow that vanishes from the roads but sticks to everything else. It glued itself to the trees, piled up on the branches, decorated everything in sight. What’s been going on around here? I’ve […]

Minnesota adventures

I’m having a bit of trouble with the photo card reader. Nothing that will result in losing precious images, but enough to make blogging annoying. I did get a few though, enough to give you all a feel for my brief vacation. Friends. The Famous Exploding Knife, annotated edition. My new buddy, Cabal the Wonder […]

Popping in

Er, hi. I’ve been on a Grand Tour of lower Michigan, and not blogging. (You may have noticed.) View Larger Map I have lots of photos from all around the state, and tales to go with them. A few from Grand Rapids are here, but you’ll have to wait for the rest, and for the […]

State College events

A few things for those in the area: Penn State Libraries’ craft sale to benefit United Way The University Libraries United Way Committee will hold a craft sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, in Mann Assembly Room, 103 Paterno Library. The sale will feature knit and crochet items, plants, fabric, […]