Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lazy Days of Summer

Although it's not technically summer for a couple of days it feels like summer...

Don't know if I ever mentioned it but I've been looking for a card catalog off and on since I moved. Finally found one on Craig's List last week so I drove to Wisconsin to pick it up yesterday.

It's my new TV stand:

To celebrate we had a movie night with the grandkids.  We watched Ponyo, which is very Miyazaki.  Popcorn is a favorite with everyone.

I was asked recently what I was knitting besides the blankie.   I have two pair of socks going (for Christmas gifts)

The mink stole is 25% done:

And for the record, the blankie is at 100% of the target width.  Got a ways to go in the other direction though.

Remember when no one had air conditioning and we used to go to the movies to cool off in the summer?  And sleep in the basement?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Walking Season Again

Today was a perfect day for a walk - not too hot, breezy, just enough cloud cover to not bake in the sun.  All that notwithstanding, it was a sad day, and a little surreal, which made this bus particularly poignant:

I keep running into shoes lately - not the usual single shoes but pairs, waiting for their owners, in the strangest places.  The owner of these shoes was possibly on the other side of the lake on a paddleboard.  Who knows?

Apparently it's not too late in the season for ducklings.

Good day for kite flying :)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Chairs and a Piano

There appears to be a chair project in Minneapolis - there were a couple of places around Lake of the Isles where a few were seen:

One was even in use:

Then I saw a piano outside of the Downtown Library:

I wish I knew how to play!

I love this city :)