Nov 28, 2010

Scanning the Horizon

I'm really getting a kick out of using our wireless Epson scanner. I have tons of photos, postcards, magazine articles, comics and all kinds of things to get digitalized. It's a little time consuming, but worth it. No one can stop me, I have the power! Mwah HAHAHAHAAAAAAAAA!

During the semester abroad I spent going to school at Roehampton University, I went several times to the National Gallery. There was so much to see! And I loved Trafalgar Square. I went to see da Vinci's cartoon, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist, several times too. It's charcoal, and black and white chalk on tinted paper. You can learn more about it here. And here is a scan of my memento postcard.

Nov 27, 2010

A Late Fall Visit

I was back in Ohio a couple of weeks ago for a much anticipated visit. My family decided to get together before the official holiday to avoid the travel rush and fuss, and it worked out well for most of us that had to fly in or drive. It was great to be back east and on the farm. Here are some shots of the trail on the back of the property.

The edge of the property is lined with ancient osage orange trees. They make the air smell spicy. And they look a bit like disembodied brains, guarding their tree.

C.K. Dexter Haven has caught himself a rodent.

Someone might be sneaking up trying to steal his catch!

Dexter's all, "Megan, stop staring at me and let me enjoy my kill."

My brother and Cory go for a cool fall ride.

Elfin blends into the landscape.

The walk to the front door is full of gold and yellow calendula.

It was late afternoon on Saturday, the weather was fine, and the sunlight was sublime.

Elsa watches me from a flower bed, with wise eyes.

The rear of the house. My parents keep a giant garden, with the help of their community gardening "serfs". Everyone gets more fresh vegetables than they know what to do with!

Mm, kale.

An asparagus forest.

The willow in front of the barn was looking very colorful.

It's old Mikey (Michaelangelo), enjoying a late afternoon snack in the sun of his stall.

This was probably my last visit to the farm and Ohio for the rest of the winter. So far, weather has been very mild for this time of year in Colorado. I'm looking forward to everything I'm going to see and experience in my first full winter here, but I'm also already looking forward to spring, when it will be time to visit and be visited.

Nov 22, 2010

2 Things Challenge: Warning/Authority

I'm late for this last week's 2 Things Challenge. It was due yesterday afternoon and I'm a bad blogger, but I wanted to do it anyway. These pictures were taken in September of last year in Daniel's Park, when we visited Colorado for the first time.

Warning: Wake up, human race!

Authority: We have the power to take care of our world.

And here are some bonus pictures from that same afternoon at that same park:

Nov 5, 2010

2 Things Challenge: Emerging/Satisfaction

About a month ago, while I was wandering around the blogosphere, I wandered over to the 2 Things Challenge. It looks like fun and a great way to get creative and share what you come up with. So, here's my first go. This week's 2 things are "emerging" and "satisfaction". I decided to share videos from this past summer in Ohio.

This July storm could be seen coming from far away (emerging!) and looked like a witch's brew being stirred in the sky. The air smelled sharp. You can see flashes of lightening, and you can hear the wind and my dog Podunk crying in the background. Thunder is scary! As soon as I finished taping, I went inside and cuddled poor Popo.

Here is Pigpen in mid June, wrestling with a squirrel's tail he caught himself. The Piglet is feeling very pleased with himself and being silly. If Piggy's antics aren't a feline definition of "satisfaction", I don't know what is.