#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)
The case for replacing confederate monuments with bad triceratops statues (with illustrations).
results of my first #crochet attempts
I thought the starting-to-learn part would be tedious, but nothing prepared me for how affectionate and proud I would feel toward these irregular nubby squares!
Both started at the top edge. Yellow is my first try, sc only; you can see exactly where I got the hang of ending a row properly. Blue takes it up a notch by alternating sc and dc, except where I wasn't paying attention. 😅
Next up: circles! 🔘 ⭕ 🔵
friendly canine EC
Happy li'l pupper!
TIL that calla lilies are native to southern Africa. #florespondence
It was a good day to lie on the grass in the park. #florespondence
this town is in BLOOM, y'all.
#florespondence from the Portland Japanese Garden (Oregon)
The Bing cherry tree in my parents' backyard was my happy place as a child. They think it's an eyesore, but have left it standing as a favor to me. It's certainly not an eyesore today, though! #florespondence
my windows have been under assault by an angry robin for some time now, interfering with my a.m. sleep. I'm sad to say that owl pictures facing out the window proved ineffective. I'm proud of them anyway, so here they are. 🦉
what was effective: just taping big sheets of paper over the entire window. but now it's stormy and they're dissolving, and I'm running out of paper grocery sacks to cut up.
I'm moving on Monday, so the problem is temporary. but I wish I could say I'd solved this.
#florespondence from Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon: the wild strawberries are in bloom.
plus bonus beach photo! pardon the rain on my lens.
post-rainshower #florespondence from coastal Oregon. might be a magnolia?
thoughts while evaluating used books (CW: colonial racism)
pretty sure this is the oldest book I've ever touched. that Roman numeral says 1789. it's very brittle and decayed.
Dr. Blair's lectures strike me as astoundingly dull, pompous, and offensive. And yet I'm guessing he accurately represents the worldview of the privileged class at the time the USA was getting its start. I'll transcribe some of it in the following toots, as I suspect OCRbot would have some trouble with it.
Tiny daisies in the rain at Cape Meares, Oregon. #florespondence
A maze of twisty little passages, all alike.
A community that skews thoughtful and weird. Everyone who abides by the code of conduct is welcome, thoughtful weirdos most of all! :)