Japanese folk art called Temari

Image

Source, Nana Akua, photographing her grandmother’s  work. Shown are 24 brightly coloured embroidered balls in a variety of mostly geometric patterns, showing tremendous skill and design subtlety

That balloon we’ve been talking about; it’s gone up. NC2019 is forcing the admissions of 100 people per day in Wuhan and it’s appeared in Singapore and Thailand. Just learned this from Helen Branswell from an article from China that hasn’t been translated into English yet.

blanky part le deux

Success! I slept an additional 2 hours with the blankie, garnering almost 7 hours of (almost) uninterrupted sleep. I think Katie will be pleased when I hand it over to her this morning for non-destructive testing on Alex.

This is me 30 seconds before I found the box on my step. This is the weather their delivery company dealt with. We got two inches of dense, slippery af snow pounding down over about four hours, then it abruptly stopped and a watery sun came out and said oops.

When that snow all turned to water at once, that was an interesting moment.

Katie took me to breakfast – it’s a grey day, but much warmer and the snow’s off the walkway.

Stanley Donen is dead. The man who directed Charade is gone. But here he is being fucking amazing in 1997.

Epic version of What’s! on! my! camera!

Panorama at Miniature World

Hypocrasy – billions and billions served
Katie and Ziva in a characteristic pose
Patricia's bathroom floor
A lovely room full of lovely people - panorama of the church dance
Wood ducks and redwing blackbird at Burnaby Lake
Skunk cabbage along the trail at SFU
John Caspell Memorial Scrabble Game
An amphitheatre for Rats
Bumper owie
Space Station at Miniature World