Monday, September 15, 2014

thatgirlnevershutsup:

poppaeasabina:

last-snowfall:

hannibal-and-dory:

"your full name without an E,F,R,S,K,I,M,L,C,A,Y,N"

I am the one with no name.

Dth.

Also no name.

Huz!

Huh. My legal name would be… D. That’s all, just D. Fandom name would be Zbth U.

(Source: alwaysblind)

Sunday, September 14, 2014
My peppers, as of 4pm this afternoon.  :-)  They’ve been doing fine despite the recent cold front, but I think they will appreciate the slightly increased temperatures predicted for the coming week.

My peppers, as of 4pm this afternoon. :-) They’ve been doing fine despite the recent cold front, but I think they will appreciate the slightly increased temperatures predicted for the coming week.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

oh, puppy…

Somebody has been setting off firecrackers across the street and I am now typing this one-handed due to unexpected armful of quivering dog.

There there, Dottie. It’s all right. I won’t let the evil noises hurt you.

<3

Some animal bit one of my baby peppers off its stem yesterday. I have no idea what happened to that one… but the same animal or one of its compatriots in crime bit off another pepper this afternoon, and I found that one half-buried in the soil of a neighboring pot.

I brought it in, washed it, and stuck it in the fridge for the moment. I’m not sure what to do with it, really. It’s nowhere near ripe, and it’s tiny. Also covered in tooth-marks.

But hey, look, I have a pepper. *wry*

Friday, September 12, 2014

archiemcphee:

The beautiful woodpile mosaic owls are the work of Gary Tallman, an 82-year-old Montana resident who turns the chore of stacking firewood into an art form. Over the years Tallman has learned the many colors found in various types of cordwood and uses them as his palette.

“Everybody doesn’t notice how many tones in the wood there are,” Marilyn Tallman said of her husband’s eye for the subtleties of wood. “He sees beauty in all kinds of things.”

“Generally speaking, we can find almost all the colors and tones in the woods that we harvest,” Tallman said of his woodpile mosaic. “Except for black,” he confessed. “We don’t have any ebony around here so I do color the ends of some of the black ones. But the others are pretty much just the way they come out of nature.”

Tallman’s ongoing owl theme is based on the birds who live in the trees around his home in Montana’s Little Belt Mountains. Each piece begins with a sketch drawn on graph paper. After first chopping and splitting the wood, Tallman sorts the various hues into separate piles. Then the process of stacking begins. He estimates that it takes him about 20 hours to stack one of his mosaics.

Click here to learn more about Gary Tallman and his firewood mosaics.

[via Bored Panda and the Great Falls Tribune]

This is really cool. :-)

Monday, September 8, 2014

curlicuecal:

(When you want to use an emoticon but you’re already speaking in parentheses so you’re just like :()

Sunday, September 7, 2014

It’s time for another dilettante tabletop gardening photoset!

I have accepted that not all of my pepper plants are going to produce peppers. The two in the gray circular plastic pots got their buds knocked off and have not regrown any. The one in the lime-green plastic pot is the one that went all funny at the growing top, probably from a pesticide overdose. (It also used to be in a terracotta pot, but it either fell or was knocked over a couple days ago and the pot broke. I repotted it before it could dry out, but the shock didn’t do it any favors.)

But setting aside those failures, I have four plants that are currently growing peppers, one that is currently in bloom, one that has a couple visible buds, and a bonsai pepper that may yet surprise me! So you know, all in all I have not done too badly.

Next year I am going to plant my seeds in March, though, and apply anti-squirrel measures from the moment I move the seedlings outdoors. I would like my plants to be a bit further along by this time of year, because regardless of Ithaca’s lake valley microclimate effect, you never can trust the weather. *sigh*

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Dottie examining a waterfall beside the Cascadilla Glen Trail, Wednesday 9/3/2014.  I think she thought that the moving foam was concealing small and huntable animals.  :-)

Dottie examining a waterfall beside the Cascadilla Glen Trail, Wednesday 9/3/2014. I think she thought that the moving foam was concealing small and huntable animals. :-)