TBT: Warping

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

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.
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.