TBT: Warping

Beulah Ogle warping a loom, 1933, by Lewis Hine, via Shorpy.

Wordless Wednesday: Home

One of my favorite houses, though it’s too close to a (relatively) busy road. Canaan, New Hampshire.

Wordless Wednesday: Birthday Flower Edition

Aerial view of birthday flowers from my husband. It's hard to capture all the colors & textures, but he chose well! #orchids #birthdayflowers #birthdayplants


TBT: Woman Knitting

I should say “Old woman knitting” but I’m feeling very age-sensitive myself so I’ll leave it as is. This image was sold on etsy from by shop in Brussels, so I suppose she’s probably an “Old Belgian woman knitting” but of course, we can’t be sure. “Old European woman knitting?” And what is she knitting? Is that a sock? Is this “Old European woman knitting a sock?” I suppose it could be a hat, but I get the impression that knit socks (or stockings!) were in more demand, they are, after all, likely to wear out much faster. This “Old European woman knitting a stocking” seems quite happy as well. Perhaps that’s the wisdom the knitter and photographer want to impart to us: knitting is the secret to happiness! A message I can live with.


Wordless Wednesday

Lily of the valley. I wish smell-o-vision were a thing because there's nothing like the fragrance hanging over this flower bed right now.


Wordy Wordless Wednesday: Final Nature Photos

My friend Suzi and I were doing a nature photo challenge, taking a posting a photo (nearly) each day. On Sunday we decided that after 6 weeks, it was time to end it. So here’s the last in that series, though I know I’ll still be taking photos of the natural world and posting them.

I blinked & the lilacs budded & bloomed. They smell like ... well, like lilacs.
Spring escalated quickly: the apple tree is covered with buds & blossoms. #suzimandyphotochallenge #naturephotooff #naturephotography #naturephoto #naturemacro #flowermacro #flowerstagram #flowerslovers #flowersofinstagram #appleblossom #appletree
Apple blossoms
It's a natural two-fer: Mizz Eevee and the redbud! She'd love to make the screen between her and the bumblebees disappear ... alas. #suzimandyphotochallenge #naturephotooff #eeveecat #redbudtree #cerciscanadensis #cats_of_instagram #catstagram #catsofinst
Eevee & the Redbud.
She’d love to make the screen between her and the bumblebees disappear … alas.