in which our plucky heroine returns from a weekend trip north...
The weekend trip combined business and pleasure: a one day SCA event "Arts Unframed", delivery of some completed enamels, and a visit with friends in Olympia (The Aunties) and Seattle (Eva / Mickey). It was rather strenuous, but worthwhile.
dark moon red moon moon up in the sky,
people on the city streets looking way up high
apparently my response to something as awe inspiring as the super moon tonight, is to write doggerel... Tonight I rode my bike over to the park a few blocks away, which had more people hanging out just watching the sky... there were folks on the sidewalk with a telescope, and people standing in the middle of the side streets... gives me hope it does, that even in the city people go outside to see the dark moon
Saw some unusual botanical growths on a monkeypuzzle tree (Araucaria araucana) in Seattle this weekend... turns out that these are the female cones, and that the trees do not produce seeds* until they are at least 20 - 40 years old. The cones are quite large, I'd estimate about the size of a cocoanut, and were pretty far up in the air (zoom function needed to photograph them...)
* apparently the seeds of monkeypuzzle trees are good to eat, once the cones ripen and fall
This last week I put in a lot of time on another heraldic enamel project, the enamels were to be delivered on Saturday...
which were used as part of creating a set of four heraldic enamels, waiting on top of the kiln to be fired (one at a time)... the enamel powder needs to be totally dry before going into the kiln.