Sunday, February 14, 2010

happy valentines's day!

Friday, February 12, 2010

List of colors

Top to bottom: Mountbatten pink, caput mortuum, khaki, wenge, rufous, gamboge, forest green, canary yellow, and bole.

My new favorite Wikipedia page: List of colors

Love the names and its interesting to read about the history of some these. Take a look.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter walk

Johnson Woolens doing what they do they best.

My street

You can just see the the top of the dome of the cathedral across the street.

Herringbone gloves.

Snowbound Land Rover.

Not sure about this.

Jeep? The telephone pole in the background is charred black.

Valentine's Day decorations.

What's this?

Peregrine falcon? with an afternoon snack.

All that remained.

Another dumping. 15.8". After this past weekend's storm I'd hope to be able to ride the bike again, but no such luck. Wednesday wasn't much good for anything but staying inside, cooking, movie watching ("Holiday Affair"), and knitting a pair of gloves. Stepped out a few times to get a sense of things and then back in. Today was bright and sunny, so I thought it might be good to take a little look see. I spoke to my friend Lynn who said she might walk down to see the river. Thought I might try to do the same, but never quite made it. But I did see a few interesting things. The Peregrine just topped things off rather nicely. Couldn't get close enough to get a good photo, and it didn't take a chance on me getting it's kill. Off it flew with dinner in tow.

Sunday, February 07, 2010


photo courtesy the Maine Historical Society

Digging out!

Monday, February 01, 2010


all photos by Basil Childers for The New York Times

"With a week’s stubble on his chin, his eyeglasses fogged with steam and a towel wrapped around his neck, he certainly looks ganko, or stubborn, and he speaks hardly a word as he methodically fills bowls with careful dollops of flavorings and fats, ladles of rich broth, noodles cooked just al dente and shaken free of excess water, a slab of roast pork, a supple sheet of seaweed, a tangle of pickled bamboo shoots. All is silent until the final moment, when the chef drizzles hot oil on top and the shreds of pale-green scallion squeal and sizzle."

rest of article here.