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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Choosing Colors November 25, 2017

Filed under: Color Combinations,Colours,Haps,knitted scarves,Knitting,Shawls — Janet @ 5:23 pm

This is one of my favorite things about knitting.  I am currently knitting a “shawl” – what color do I choose next?

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Late Fall Color November 13, 2017

Filed under: Autumn,Bird Identification,Birds,Colours — Janet @ 7:58 pm

IMG_4679  along my street in Seattle

IMG_4678  I’m not sure what this bush is called

IMG_4680  this is the path to my house and if you look closely there is a little brown bird (a sparrow?) upper center left at the edge of the pavement – I rather like this picture – it certainly is late autumn

 

 

More Trivia September 21, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Color Combinations,Colours,Jigsaw Puzzles,Katerina,Trivia — Janet @ 3:43 pm

IMG_4396  puzzle finished – was enjoyable, actually compulsive – time-wasting?

IMG_4397  Katerina must be satisfied with her breakfast – she is occupying chair #2

IMG_4391   Yesterday – Katerina ousted me from chair #1 – MY CHAIR

 

Before The Rain September 17, 2017

IMG_4390  getting the last of the sun’s rays this morning

 

Rain Is In The Forecast

Filed under: Colours,Environment,Gardening,Gardens,Seasons — Janet @ 3:00 pm

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My star in the garden – it has been quietly blooming all summer.  Still going strong while everything else in the garden is shutting down.

 

Memory Clue September 10, 2017

Filed under: Clues,Colours,Memories,Postcards,St. Lucia — Janet @ 3:57 pm

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There was something about this postcard – a sketch which immediately made me think of RAIN, a restaurant on the Caribbean Island of St Lucia back in the 1970’s.  I think it was the color green that did it.  In fact, the sketch is of buildings in Buenos Aires Argentina.

Using google search I find that RAIN is still there but is now called Chez Paul.

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We lived in St Lucia from 1972-1974.  In those far gone years St Lucia was a relatively undeveloped tourist destination.  A treasure for our young family of 3 little boys.

 

 

Summer Is Fading September 7, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Colours,Cosmos,Flowers,Gardening,Gardens — Janet @ 6:34 pm

IMG_4312  Last of the summer flowers – cosmos

IMG_4309  It’s back to school time – that’s grandson Ethan on the left – in 3rd grade in a brand new school

IMG_4307  son James and grandson Sean marching in to 2nd grade

IMG_4301  reflecting on the new library

IMG_4304  preschool lineup – in a hazy atmosphere  (smoke and ash from nearby wildfires)

IMG_4310 one of my favorite cats has reappeared