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Been a long time . . .

If I had blogged every time I thought about doing it, this place would look a lot different. And if I were into making New Year’s Resolutions, I’d probably promise to post more frequently. I have knitting progress to share and maybe a few other things, but I’m not going to write anything today because I’m insanely busy. However, I […]

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L’art Pour l’art

Does anybody remember the Gas Station Cozy project which was first unveiled about seven months ago? Earlier this year, a woman named Jennifer Marsh decided to cover an old, abandoned gas station with a cozy made up of squares of knitting, crochet, and other fiber arts, as well as recycled plastic. In doing so she managed to bring together a […]

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Photography day

  Spring flower, 2005 One of my ideas when I started the blog was to share my photography. I’m far from being a professional, but occasionally I manage to shoot something I’m proud of . . . or at least happy with. So today I thought I’d post some photos. Some of them go back several years, and some were […]

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Our gang

I shot some video this past weekend with my Kodak Easyshare Z7590. I’ve had this camera for a year or so; I bought it as a temporary substitute for my malfunctioning Nikon Coolpix 7500, until I could afford to get the Nikon fixed. Now, these two cameras are both very nice, but the Kodak is not exactly comparable to the Nikon. I’m crazy about my Nikon, so I haven’t used the Kodak much since getting my Nikon fixed. Until now. I finally realized that the Kodak is awesome for shooting video — in fact, it beats the Nikon hands down in this regard, in my opinion. Sure, you can’t zoom in and out; but the video I shot outdoors last weekend had great color and crystal clear sound (the Nikon’s video picks up a lot of camera noise — very annoying). And with a big enough memory card, you can shoot a quite a bit of footage. We took our three old dogs for one of their favorite walks together.  We used to do this walk from our house, over to the bluffs, and down the dirt trail to Lake Natoma.  At this point in their lives, it’s a bit too much to ask all three of them — especially Gabby, our little short-legged Staffy — to walk all the way down there, play, and then walk all the way back. So now we drive them to the bluff and […]

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Time to check in

I’ve been away for a bit — ran out of things to say, I guess, and then I got very busy. Keeping up a blog is a serious business! It takes dedication, organization, and discipline; and while I’ve got the dedication I don’t have a whole lot of the other two ingredients. Oh, well. This week’s been busy, as I […]

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