Author Archives: Pam Bliss

porch yarn

A friend of mine is back from a trip that included a yarn dyeing workshop.  We looked at her finished yarn on the porch.

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paperwork to the moon!

Buzz Aldrin is one of our favorite people around here.  The second man on the Moon has always been an opinionated son of a gun with a dry sense of humor and an appreciation for all of life’s little ironies.  … Continue reading

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butterfly and zinnia

The phone camera continues to display strange and wonderful competence at the most unexpected moments. Macro-style shots of butterflies on zinnias?  Really?  Apparently so. It’s one butterfly on two different zinnias, if you want to get technical.  Interesting how one … Continue reading

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around the neighborhood with my new camera

Somewhere along the line in the last few weeks, I finally got my hands on the camera I’ve been wanting pretty much constantly since I went digital seriously about two years ago.  (See pretty much the entire “photography” tag in … Continue reading

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the twins/tutor series

“The twins with their new tutor, in the lab, with Abacus, Boiling Henry and the Thing.” As we restart the weekly “Best of the Drawing of the Day” feature, here is the latest outing in the Twins/Tutor series, which has … Continue reading

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dire floorgi

After a walk on a hot day, there’s nothing better than to flop down on your belly on the cool kitchen floor in an air conditioned house.  Keen observers will notice this is not my house, but a dire corgi … Continue reading

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i wish i was more of a jerk

I wish I was more of a jerk. I probably would be a better photographer.  Unfortunately, at least for my image output, I actually have some manners.  These were taught to me as a kid, and like so many annoying … Continue reading

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portrait of a (flying) junkyard rat

Among my convention table toys is a rubber squeaky rat I got at the dollar store one Halloween.  The plan is to fit him with wings and make him into a flying junkyard rat like the ones in Kekionga.  This … Continue reading

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time to buy a gong

Because we are now well equipped to keep it clean. Seriously, I never knew that this common kind of scrubbing brush, with its squarish head and straight or slightly curved handle, is properly known as a “gong brush”. A full … Continue reading

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fun and games at the drugstore

Humorous social commentary? Minor but effective rebellion against the Man?  Someone a little bored chopping wood and carrying water at the big chain drugstore?  Regardless, since everything’s the same price, there’s no harm done.  And it’s so great to see.   … Continue reading

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