Most of us around Seattle have had a gloriously, long Summer, marred only by the smoke and ash of the recent wildfires that the rest of the NorthWest have suffered. But Sunday, like turning on a faucet, the rain started and we have overcast skies and rain forecast for the rest of the… Read More Who turned on the rain?
I keep sharing pictures to Instagram and forgetting to put them here! Here is a bit of what I’ve been up to! The runner is wool sock yarn warp and various wools, acrylic, rayon and lurex wefts. The rosepath scarf is cotton warp with cotton weft. I’ll show a pic of it finished once it… Read More Weaving up a storm
I saw this on Instagram today and couldn’t believe how fast these rats are. I always saw them hopping around when we lived in Arizona and felt sorry for them having to contend with the rattlers but now, after watching this a few times, I can’t imagine how the snakes ever get a meal at… Read More Kangaroo Rats are Desert Ninjas
Summer begins in the Northern Hemisphere on June 21 this year. The word Solstice is Latin in origin and translates as, Sol =the Sun, + stitere =standing still. On that day, the North Pole tilts most directly Sunward. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere experience this as the longest day and shortest night of the year. Around… Read More Happy Summer!
Easter was a big deal when I was a little kid. Grandpa would prepare in advance of the holiday by making the traditional pink horseradish. This is the Polish version of the Paschal bitter herbs and it’s called ćwikła, and even though Grandma made him grate the horseradish in the basement, the fumes would… Read More It’s Easter!
March 19th is the Vernal Equinox this year: Spring is the dawn of the new zodiacal year in the Northern Hemisphere. Don’t you just love the word “equinox?” I have to decide each time whether to say it with a short or long “e”. The equinoxes are the two times during the year when the dark of night […]
Have you ever wondered how many animals cats actually kill? That exact question was the topic of the Kittycams UGA study by the University of Georgia, and the results have been published by the National Geographic Society. Karin sent me an infographic explaining and summarizing the results of the study, click the link below to see it: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill