Archive for May, 2008

Fallen wood results

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Over the long weekend, besides planting blueberries and grapes, taking apart that broken table on the deck, seeing Indiana Jones and Ironman, and doing a little fishing, I did a mini wood turning from some of that maple I picked up from the curb in Newton. I was very pleasantly surprised at how nicely the […]

Garden report

Monday, May 26th, 2008

We’ll start with a couple of flowering apple trees and move on to pictures that are mostly of interest just to me to document where the various trees are right now. MacIntosh apple tree in bloom: Crabapple tree in bloom: The bees were buzzing around all of the apple trees, but especially the crab. Good. […]

Wildflower pix

Monday, May 26th, 2008

We first thought this one was real Solomon’s Seal, as opposed to False Solomon’s Seal, which we hear a lot about. Nope, Solomon’s Seal has paired flowers, but this plant has single flowers. Our A Field Guide to Wildflowers suggested Bellworts, genus Uvularia, but none of them seemed really correct. Another book showed Oakesia, a […]

Phoenix landing

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

When we heard on the news a couple of days ago that a Mars mission was scheduled to land today, we said, “Matt is going to know all about that.” He’s interested in space exploration. Sure enough, he had the NASA site on his computer, and I watched the video feed over his shoulder as […]

Where are the blogs?

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

There are thousands (I don’t think that’s an exaggeration) of knitblogs on the internet, I mean, blogs that talk either mostly or at least often about knitting, what the authors are doing at the moment, patterns, yarn, and so on. Since getting interested in woodturning, I’ve been looking for woodturning blogs. I’m amazed how few […]

Tooth note

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

By the way, I just got a crown installed on my left upper last molar. It’s been in the works for months, being right behind an implant that got its crown six or eight weeks ago. This one should have gone on at the same time, but the dentist wasn’t happy about how he had […]

Scrounged wood

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Last weekend when there was about an hour left of Open Studios and nothing much was going on at our site I went out to look at another site, where the husband of one of Arlene’s teacher (really, I think, a school librarian) friends was selling miniature wood turnings. I wanted to talk about turning […]

Rhubarb pie

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

A friend from junior high school recently wrote about rhubarb on her blog. She’s more particular than I am about how red rather than green the stalks are. To document what kind of rhubarb I’m happy to consume, I took step-by-step pictures of the pie I made last night. I used three big and one […]

Long lunch

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Gina of Mad Love Knits was in Boston this week for a graphic artists convention. I met her — and Judy of Mrs. Hammer’s House for lunch across the street from the convention center. Judy was the first of my readers I ever met. I had gone to Circles, a yarn shop in Jamaica Plain, […]

Tree planting report part 2

Monday, May 12th, 2008

The trees went in mostly in priority order. First, a Gala apple. I like Gala apples from the supermarket, and my book on growing apples says that fresh locally grown Galas are way better than supermarket ones. Certainly I like my homegrown Red Delicious apples better than supermarket ones. So, even though it’s all we […]