I did it! I went outside. Here are some things I saw. #florespondence
I tried to take a cat photo for y'all, but the cat declined.
Note on the house photo: very colorful houses in Portland were once an indicator that people with their own offbeat aesthetic lived there! Now they''re just an indicator that the house is for sale (or recently sold) by a trendy realtor at astronomical prices. 😕
You know that game where you try to put book titles together to make sentences? Someone categorized a bunch of book titles into grammatical units so a computer can generate this sort of thing randomly. And then they made it so you could tweak the output, and it's fun! https://covers.naitian.org/
religious ceremony, death (+)
Went to the Obon ceremony at Portland Japanese Garden this evening. What a beautiful expression of reverence and love for deceased ancestors! I felt lucky to take part.
Unfortunately, my pix of candles floating in the pond are worthless (I took the wrong camera for night photos, and they were all bunched over against one bank anyway). But it was so lovely to watch them each being placed in the water with bamboo poles, while a priest chanted in sonorous Japanese.
I got excited about crocheting these cute kitties... and then I realized they are not crochet, they are knit. (I'm just now learning crochet; one yarn-craft at a time.) But if you're into #knitting cute things, the patterns are cheap, and look how adorable! https://mochimochiland.com/product/cozy-squozy-cats-patterns/
Can anyone help me identify this flower? Photographed in the southern Colorado desert. #florespondence
It's... Baturdaaay! 🎉
I fell behind on the #crochet for a while because I really wanted to make myself some coasters, but I just couldn't get the hang of this circle. Turns out some youtube teachers are better at explaining details to beginners than others. (Pearl Gomez is super thorough, and great if you have no idea what you're doing!)
Left side is cotton (KnitPicks), right side is acrylic (Red Heart). Pen for scale.
some less-floral #florespondence, plus other interesting things I saw on my walk this afternoon.
I needed some motivation to go take a walk, and #florespondence had my back.
#florespondence from a visit to my alma mater today.
@TheKinrar dunno if anyone has told you about this DavidBond guy yet, but I thought you'd like to know 😕
(CW for broadly offensive language)
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