Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

One more from edaville

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Edaville railroad

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Ghosts of Christmas Past

My Nonna used to make these cookies by the dozens. Baking as memory as familial history as tradition. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Joe froggers a classic american cookie

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Saturday, December 12, 2009

pfeffernuse before & after

It only took 5 tries to get the blackberry to spell the name of these German Christmas cookies.
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Monday, December 07, 2009

Gingerbread House

One of our neighbors started a nice neighborhood tradition a few years back in which they open up their house on a Sunday afternoon and invite everybody over to decorate Gingerbread houses. Each family must provide their own house and a one bag, box, container of things with which to decorate it. When we got the invite to the first one a few years ago, we decided to not only build our own house, from scratch, but we also (insanely) doubled the recipe and therefore the size of the house. This is this year's entry and, by far, it is the most fully decorated of our houses to date. We did stain glass windows this year (next year I'm going to light it from the inside I've been discussing that since we started this), and used our excess Royal Icing to snow scape the "grounds." The party and our house is evolving into a tradition and it's a ton of fun. After Christmas we'll break the house up, peel off the candy and icing, and eat the gingerbread -- after all, it's a hard cookie intended to last a long time and it's delicious with a cup of tea in January and February.

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Thursday, December 03, 2009

Winter sky

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Can you say cheesebierger deluxe to go? You can.

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#lemonade movie premier

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Friday, November 06, 2009

Bye bye (19)art cards #mailart

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Manhattans: Angostura bitters required

IMHO
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Buddha Hand

An inedible citrus fruit that is amazingly aromatic. Its hanging over our sink. Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Zanes!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Struck a mother load of potatoes

Blight wiped out my ripening tomatoes and knocked down the potato plants so I harvested fast and found this load. Not bad for dropping spud quarters in the dirt.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Some Sunset Shots

Monday 14 September we were eating dinner on our porch when some really loud jet caught our attention. We ran out to see because it was military and they were very low. We saw the jets and also this amazing sky. I caught the squadron against a gorgeous backdrop. They were doing the flyover for the Patriors/Bills Monday Night Game at Foxboro.

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Monday, September 14, 2009

First tomatoes & potatoes from our garden

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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remembrance

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington DC and the downing of United Flight 93. The below list contains the names of the people on United Airlines Flight 175. Regular people, doing regular things, on a beautiful morning 8 years ago who never came home. The list of the murdered is long, the locales varied, this is but a sampling.

May they never be forgotten, and may their families find comfort as the years go by.

Alona Abraham
Garnet Edward Bailey
Mark Lawrence Bavis
Graham Andrew Berkeley
Touri Bolourchi
Klaus Bothe
Daniel Raymond Brandhorst
David Reed Gamboa Brandhorst
John Brett Cahill
Christoffer Mikael Carstanjen
John J. Corcoran III
Dorothy Alma de Araujo
Ana Gloria Pocasangre Debarrera
Robert John Fangman
Lisa Anne Frost
Ronald Gamboa
Lynn Catherine Goodchild
Peter M. Goodrich
Douglas Alan Gowell
Francis Edward Grogan
Carl Max Hammond, Jr.
Christine Lee Hanson
Peter Burton Hanson
Susan Kim Hanson
Gerald Francis Hardacre
Eric Hartono
James Edward Hayden
Herbert Wilson Homer
Michael Robert Horrocks
Robert Adrien Jalbert
Amy N. Jarret
Ralph Kershaw
Heinrich Kimmig
Amy R. King
Brian Kinney
Kathryn L. LaBorie
Robert G. Leblanc
Maclovio Lopez, Jr.
Marianne Macfarlane
Alfred Gilles Marchand
Louis Mariani
Juliana McCourt
Ruth Magdaline McCourt
Wolfgang Peter Menzel
Shawn M. Nassaney
Marie Pappalardo
Patrick J. Quigley IV
Frederick Charles Rimmele III
James Roux
Jesus Sanchez
Victor J. Saracini
Mary Kathleen Shearer
Robert M. Shearer
Jane Louise Simpkin
Brian David Sweeney
Michael C. Tarrou
Alicia N. Titus
Timothy Ray Ward
William Michael Weems

Friday, September 04, 2009

Wentworth by the sea.

Oh yeah.
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Monday, August 31, 2009

Cirrus clouds in Maine

I've been meaning to post this but keep forgetting. Beautiful, high clouds. Taken 27 August 2009.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sky over Christian Science dome

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Youuuuuuuuuk!

Youkilis k'd here in bottom 9 but ortiz ended it during his at bat. This is the only shot I took and the only time I used my phone at the game. I strove for a non-technologically mitigated experience.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hummingbird!

We've got a nice patch of bee balm outside the window of our kitchen. I've been noticing this little humming bird outside over the past couple of weeks.
I finally was able to capture it on film, chip, whatever one now calls the photo medium in the age of digital photography. The bird was a tricky thing to photograph since its movement was so frenetic.
I've cropped and blown up and adjusted levels on this photo just to make the hummingbird more visible -- lots of green and red in this shot and the bird blends in really well. It is dead center in the photograph.
When I first saw saw the hummingbird out of the corner of my eye, about two weeks ago, I thought the it was some sort of giant bee.

It's great to have a hummingbird in the yard, now if I could get it to my feeder.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

A thing of (relative) beauty

Cold beer. Hot day. Little bit of heaven.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Grilled chicken goodness

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Three more from #mailart

Sarah Horvat, One Half of 32 & 33 from newest SMASHED! in color
Mark Philip Venema, #1 in a Series of his wife Rita, prior to the birth of their fourth daughter (a blind line sketch)
Mandi Foran, Untitled

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Swim lessons beneath scudding sky

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Friday, July 17, 2009

One More Batch of #mailart

Chrisite Nielsen, Untitled (front)
Chrisite Nielsen, Untitled (back)
Steve Lauman, "On the horizon Was A Large Ocean of Togetherness"
Blair Stapp, Untitled

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More #mailart

Brandon Dean, "Acumen"
Andy Hoang, "Palacio Real" (front)
Andy Hoang, "Palacio Real" (back)
Jason Cullison, "The Sons of Time, Gods of Men"


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Slew of More #MailArt

A bunch more #mailart pieces received over the past couple of weeks. I've finally photographed and uploaded them -- some were tricky to photo.

Jeremy Penn, Untitled
Mike Sorgatz, from series"Hello {can't read rest of title}"
Lisa Berry, "Lists"
MuseumNerd "OMG, LOL (Matisse, Jeune Fille en robe blanche)
Michele Atwater, Untitled
Alexis K Manheim, "My other Car is a Pencil"



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Thursday, July 16, 2009