Category Archives: Phototopia

Humm!!! ingbirds

There are volumes written about what I don’t know about hummingbirds.  But I can now tell you what I do know.  Once they’ve found your feeder, it’s difficult to walk away.  I have so many hummingbirds coming to my feeder, … Continue reading

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Lost Post Found: Three Reflections, One Window

I spent the day in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. It’s one of those perfect towns where every store has everything you’ve ever wanted.  The restaurant fare is delicious and affordable, and even the public bathrooms are clean and well stocked. … Continue reading

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District 12

Henry River is a small abandoned town very close to mine, and because I hadn’t seen the movie Hunger Games, and there’s a reason for that, I paid no attention to what has clearly diminished in hype about this film … Continue reading

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A One Minute Walk in the Park

A few photos from a Sunday walk in Washington Oaks.

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Crow Worthy Award

The Crow Worthy Award:  It’s not just about attracting attention, though it is distinct enough to be identified in a crowded sidebar. Rather it is more about complimenting you who have shared your stories, photos, knowledge and, most importantly, kindness … Continue reading

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Halloween Decorations

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I’m just getting started with my decorations, and as promised have put some pictures up for fun and maybe a little inspiration.  Most of my decorations are very old, handmade by New England artisans, and bought at fall craft shows … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day

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Saving the Pins One Cushion at a Time.

Made entirely from recycled fabrics, these strawberries remind me of my Grandmother’s pincushion.  I distinctly recall all the fuzzy had come off her’s, except for under the leaves on the top.  I wonder what happened to it, and can’t bear … Continue reading

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Tuna Can Pincushions

I used to make these in the 70’s, when home craft shows were common.  We were all trying to find the next big thing for craft sales and home shows were a good test run.  They sold quickly, though I … Continue reading

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Knitting Nirvana

What is this, week five?  And I’m only on my first heel.  My mentor (did I mention she has a Ph.D in polymer chemistry?) is so adept at knitting socks I feel a tiny bit intimated when I ask her … Continue reading

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