The Daily Post weekly photo challenge for the week of January 8, 2016 This enormous granite core is displayed in Folsom’s Pioneer Village just off Sutter Street. Here’s a close-up of the attached information card: And for contrast, here’s a feather I spotted as it seemed to levitate near the edge of one of my favorite portions of the Pioneer Express Trail at Negro Bar State Park.
The Daily Post Photo Challenge for the week of January 1 Most knitters, whether they’ve learned to spin their own fiber into yarn or not, will feel the urge to sit up and take notice whenever they spot one of these: I’ve no interest in learning to be a spinner, but when I saw this old wheel in the Folsom History Museum, I felt duty bound to take some pictures. Because even though, these days, most yarn does not come from such a spinning wheel but rather from big industrial machines, those of us obsessed with the craft feel a firm connection to knitters in the past, who didn’t have the convenience of a quick trip to the local yarn shop or ordering online. The ones who had to prepare the fleece and spin up their own wool before they could knit a pair of socks or a hat.
Well, now that my somewhat crazy December is finally over, I hope to return to the habit of posting on a regular basis. I definitely have a lot of new photos to share, and maybe even a few interesting things to write about. First, I want to jump back into some photo challenges! Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Red Flowers. I’m very lucky that in my neighborhood there are always a few bright and colorful gardens I can’t resist pointing my camera at. This heart-shaped crape myrtle always reminds me of Valentine’s Day. For this beautiful red rose I played with some of the photo effects available on Flickr. Here’s a bright accent at the edge of this corner lot. I’m not sure what this flower is, but it’s a real beauty.