Monday, November 29, 2010


"Why, I have a Rolodex, a calculator, and all sorts of pens.  What on earth do I need this old computer for? I don't even see a reason to turn it on!"
(Photo via computer training clip art at work.)

Friday, November 26, 2010

First snow

The morning after Thanksgiving
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Monday, November 22, 2010


I worked outside quite a bit this weekend, and I feel like it. Right now, so far, nothing is actually sore (except my thumb, which has a small splinter), but I'm stiff and worn out.  Saturday, I mowed.  This not only evened out the grass but also chopped and mulched all the leaves that had collected in our yard. Then I raked out the daylily bed so that it looked a little more presentable.


Yesterday, I dug up and divided the asiatic lilies, and also unearthed and rinsed off about half of the gladiolus bulbs.  I'll probably just leave the other half for next year, although I'd like to get all of them up.  They always seem to overwinter pretty well, but some of the bulbs are getting a little crowded and I'd like to spread them out.  Also, digging them up is a great way to get the weeds out of the bed, and the bed is mostly weeds.  The weeding (separating the grass roots from everything else) was most of the work.


I don't know where I'm going to replant all those glad bulbs, but figuring it out is half the fun.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Big Rock - Beargrass Creek

Finally done.

As I previously stated, this is 10.5 x 13.5 inches on hot press watercolor paper, pen and ink.
Kids swimming at Big Rock, Beargrass Creek, Cherokee Park

Monday, November 15, 2010

in other news

You'd probably be dumbfounded at how much I haven't been knitting lately.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

St. Louis Arch

This was from some years ago...2003? Anyway, I sure looked different back then.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Fawn can be a little dense

Jill and I were playing fairies this morning. She was Rosetta, I was Fawn.

Rosetta: "I'm going to fly up to my secret hideout. I want to be by myself."
Fawn: "Secret hideout? Is it up high someplace?"
Rosetta: "It's way up in the clouds."
Fawn: "Neat! I'd like to see a secret hideout in the clouds. Can I come?"
Rosetta: "No. I want to be by myself."
Fawn: "Oh. What about tomorrow? Can I come then?"
Rosetta: "No. Listen to my words...'secret'...'hideout.'"

the blurry line between artist and exhibitionist

We all knew it was just a matter of time before I started posting photos of myself nearly naked. Don't worry, there's nothing there that hundreds of people at the Y water park don't see in the summer.

I've been messing around with the image editor some more, and I've figured out the essential things I need to know for now. There is a lot more to learn, but it's not stuff I currently have a need for.

Friday, November 05, 2010

House of Madness

I've been messing around with GIMP, the free image editor. I'm not finding it very intuitive, but over the past couple of days I've been picking up more and more. Here's a photo from our first anniversary trip to Red River Gorge, warped by my nascent warping skills.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Halloween pictures 6, unless I've lost count

Here's the firebreathing chipmunk accepting her prize for best costume at the Parkside Halloween parade.  I won a prize, too.  The rainbow won a similar prize at our school's trunk-or-treat event.  Excellent designs by my daughters, and excellent execution of those designs by Kim!

Halloween picture 5

One is a family photo, and the other-of the two ladies standing with me--is just one Kim took of people having their picture taken with me.  I got quite a bit of that.  I don't know how many photo albums, Flickr pages, and Facebook photo albums I'm now showing up on.

Halloween pictures 4


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Halloween picture 2


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