The More-than-usually Dreaded Lurgy

Feline Therapy

The Very Dreaded Lurgy…

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A Little Apple Jelly

Halve

Floradora and Graziella gave their apples to Jane, and while she doesn’t have a recipe for Crabapple Jelly per se, she has made many jellies and jams over the years so she decided to wing it.  First she cut each crabapple in half…

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Autumnal Equinox 2022

Oat Sheaf

A sheaf of oats…

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The Little Apples

Walk through the Dandelions

Graziella and Floradora walked through the dandelion patch…

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Scraphappy – Wood scraps

Bits and pieces

At the beginning of September, I travelled to Oregon, where I carved a dolly from scraps of at least three different kinds of wood – a Head-and-body of possibly Kauri;  arms and legs made from cherry dowels; and…

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Floradora Smiles

Before Face

In 2020, one of my lovely wooden-doll-carving friends sent me a dogwood blank to carve since we were prevented from getting together by the pandemic lockdown.   I did manage to extract Floradora from the wood, though dogwood is one of the hardest woods I have ever carved.  I loved her very much, but I thought she ended up a little serious and remote.  So this year, when my carving friends were at last able to meet in person again, I brought Floradora with me, hoping to put a smile on her face and cute her up a little – this is her face before I changed anything…

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The Big Apple

June

Our Gravenstein Apple tree decided to grow one little apple…here it is in June!

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Rest in Peace

Queen Elizabeth II

After a long life of grace and service,

Rest in Peace…

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