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Perfect souvenir? circa 1985

11 Oct

Needlepoint canvas purchased in France

“Margot, Creations de Paris.  LE CASTEL d’apres Laura”

Yes, this canvas was well within my budget for a souvenir from France in 1985.  The merits also included being light weight, easily packed and a remembrance of travels while needlepointing.  The problem is… it is still unfinished in 2017…over 30 years later!

I’m back to work on it with great lighting, a support frame and good seating.

Book Review: A Year of Biblical Womanhood

29 Aug

Love this!

This book has sat on my shelf for years.  This morning it captured my attention and held my attention all day.  Smart, witty, insightful, creative, knowledgable, curious, honest…

Rachel’s year of Biblical Womanhood was naturally organized with monthly themes based upon scripture.  Each month Rachel had a TO DO list for herself based upon scripture (sometimes the list included cooking, sewing, sleeping in a tent).  Occasionally, photos and her husband’s journal entries are included.  Raised evangelical, Rachel explored this subject with correspondence exchange with a Jewish woman, 3 day retreat at a monastery, Amish and Quaker experiences, extensive internet research, short stories of women of the Bible….and an extraordinary curiosity.

Fantastic resource!

Another review:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/23/a-year-of-biblical-womanhood_n_2006184.html

What’s blooming in the Moon Garden?

6 Jun

Oak Leaf Hydrangea

http://www.hgtv.com/outdoors/flowers-and-plants/flowers/create-a-moon-garden

Campanula, EH Frost

http://www.perennials.com/plants/campanula-poscharskyana-eh-frost.html

Iris, tulip and peony blooms have come and gone.

Friday Photos: IChing No.4 Youthful Folly

5 May

“Youthful Folly” is Wilhelm’s translation, which also includes “hopeless entanglement” in the text.  I appreciate David Hinton’s translation of “thicket” as a concise visual.  I found this thicket on my walk in the woods.

Thicket, Cumberland Gap National Park

Friday Photos: A Walk in the Park

10 Mar

Yesterday, Turkey Run State Park

Suspension bridge

Bridge

 

 

 

 

Friends and family

Friday Photos from W88th Street

25 Nov
Burning Bush

Burning Bush

Back lot entrance

Back lot entrance

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Friday Photos: I Ching No. 24 Return

20 May
Let's go!

Let’s go!

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Let’s go again!

These photos were taken back in the day when I used film.  It was joyful to have “Alex” my German Shepard/Husky return!  He was never off a leash in town, so it seemed risky in the country.  My regret is that we did not have a sled and a team to run with.  😦

Friday Photo: I Ching No. 20 Viewing

15 Jan
Viewing, contemplation @ Panther Creek State Park

Viewing, contemplation @ Panther Creek State Park

From Houzz: Far out!

16 Dec

 

Last weekend, conversation drifted to dreams of log cabin mountain resorts.  Rustic ski lodges are especially dreamy.  However, the notions of log cabins seemed too conventional.  Coincidence?

This week’s newsletter from Houzz.com has this article on shelters, modular living, huts and pods designed and prototyped in Denmark, Columbia, Japan and Scotland.  Check it out!  Atten-hut!  My favorite is the hut designed by Fukusawa and built by Muji in Tokyo.

Which design is your favorite?