Janet's thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

At The Water Spot August 29, 2017

Filed under: Animals,Cats,Squirrels,Summer — Janet @ 7:09 pm

IMG_4223  Katerina enjoying a refreshing drink of water

IMG_4214  Squirrels come too

 

Every Day Is A New Day……….

Filed under: Gardening,Tomatoes — Janet @ 6:13 pm

Everyday is a new day in my garden – my garden is changing continuously as the summer draws to a close.  There is a lot of greenery thanks to the tomato plants…..but for ripening I’ve brought the fruits of the vines inside.

IMG_4222  This is a sunny bay window in my kitchen.  The tomatoes are ripening right before my eyes.

 

Vintage Postcard Of Ballard August 25, 2017

Filed under: Ballard,Postcards — Janet @ 4:23 pm

aln054  circa 1900 postcard – another one for my collection – only problem is that this is just a picture of the card – I don’t have the postcard itself

 

Random Photos August 24, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Dogs,Photos — Janet @ 3:02 pm

h_lightship_right_tall_2016   memories of Nantucket             20935023_1216647795147361_3695357427882892617_o  symbolic of the Pacific Northwest – image for a tapestry?

20992854_10214264136457771_7477828268968732139_n Fizz (the kitten/cat) want’s Caitlin’s attention (Caitlin is my granddaughter)

IMG_4166  lone cosmos

IMG_4169  shadows in my garden

20032054_10155641482023921_7147512390643941557_n  my neighbor’s Corgi Alice

 

 

All Things Considered August 22, 2017

Filed under: Photography,Photos,Scenery — Janet @ 10:48 pm

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Fantastic view from Discovery Park here in Seattle on another sunny day

 

Chillingham Cemetery Northumberland England August 19, 2017

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St. Pater’s Parish Church, Northumberland Unitary Authority, Northumberland, England.  Looks lonely.  Final resting place for Thomas Grey, 1448-1498, my 15th Great Grandfather

 

Castle Ruins

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Castle Ruins,Castles,Genealogy,Uncategorized — Janet @ 8:53 pm

2ce84885-22b0-41fb-b137-36d48083d89a  I found this image in association with my 14th Great Grandfather Sir James Horseley DeLaval 1423-1492.  Rather nice.  Genealogy romanticized.

 

Charlemagne’s Descendants

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Charlemagne,Genealogy — Janet @ 8:32 pm

01458632-b719-4ded-9341-02452214343f  This is the symbol I have found to show I am a descendent of Charlemagne.  How many others can claim this distinction?  Millions??

 

Lunch With The St Bernards August 18, 2017

Filed under: Dogs,Saint Bernards — Janet @ 6:14 pm

There is a pub near us here in Ballard called The Barking Dog.  I went there a few days ago for lunch and I had the good fortune to be greeted by 2 St Barnards.  Massive dogs.  I was delighted.

IMG_4101  Just beautiful – 1 year old – and his name is Ballard      the younger St Bernard is 7 months – still a puppy – but he has a very deep bark

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I am partial to St Bernards – my first dog was part St Bernard

2017_07_11_14_07_10.pdf036  my first dog Duchess – part collie, part St Bernard   photos from the 1950’s

2017_07_11_14_07_10.pdf025  I loved that dog

2017_06_15_12_28_54.pdf012  a pair of St Bernards at a Boston Dog Show

 

2017_08_05_14_56_24.pdf010 vintage postcard

 

Vintage Photo

Filed under: Kathmandu,Nepal,Rug making,Rugs — Janet @ 2:40 am

2017_08_16_09_59_21.pdf021  Rugs on Display, Kathmandu Nepal, 1983