Monday, April 05, 2010

Some more old painted treasures

These are plaster plaques I painted a long time ago. They live at my parents' house. They just look so nice for spring, I thought I'd take a picture of them.

I put lots of time into all the little details. I can't imaging having the patience, or the manual dexterity to do that any more.

I didn't realize till after I looked at the fine details on my computer that these things are dusty!
Next time I'm over there, I'll clean them up a little.

This one actually fell off the wall in a previous earthquake, and I was able to repair it.
You can see some of my other old plastercraft stuff here, here, and here.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Earthquake report

We were visiting my parents this afternoon when we felt an earthquake. It was slow, smooth and gentle, like a porch swing. If it wasn't for the fact that, yes, we were having an earthquake, it was probably the most delightful seismic event I've ever felt. Michael, who was with Jessi and her family about 20 miles from us, actually used the word delightful when I called to check on how they felt it.

This quake was centered about 150 miles from us, and I'm sure was not so gentle at the epicenter, where at the last report, it measured 7.2.

Still waiting for the "big one" here.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

My garden, such as it is

I'm growing vegetables in my front yard. I have a little patch with a few heads of lettuce, some onions, and some beets.

I've actually been eating the lettuce already, mostly just a leaf here and there to put on a sandwich, but I put some in a salad, too.

My oak half-barrels in the back yard have peas and carrots. (along with my basil and jalapeno plant from last year, and a little tomato plant that I hope won't grow too fast before the peas are done.)

All this time, I thought they were sugar snap peas, until the peas started forming, and then I realized they were snow peas. Not that it matters.

I love tendrils.