First, some knitting. Our first finished objects. The multicolor scarf on the left is mine, knit in some wool/nylon blend. On the right is Zach's first scarf, knit in Debbie Bliss alpaca/silk. Note the pointy end of Zach's design --- a statement about rectangles and conformity.
The planter box ought to be full of crocuses, but there are only a few orange ones blooming with the pansies. The rest have been eaten by squirrels. What I want to know is: did the squirrels eat the purple ones first discriminately? Does purple taste better to them? Daffodils and tulips are starting to emerge. Seems that I finally got the chickenwire (which isn't visible in the photo) designed well enough to stop the daily attacks before all was lost to the wildlife.
I just discovered Cara Cara red navels. Not as red as blood oranges and not as easy to peel as regular navels, they are nonetheless delicious. This one isn't as red as some others I have eaten, but it was the last one in the house, so it's what I photographed.
In today's Post-Intelligencer Seattle section:
"Local residents who have become victims of international ATM thefts in the past several months could be linked to a major retail security breach, as well as a series of debit card fraud cases under federal investigation."
Technically, this is possibly accurate. But it's hard to parse. Sure looks, though, like the local residents committed the security breach. I thought the first paragraph of a newspaper article is supposed to be really, really easy to understand.
and also in today's P-I, gardener Anne Lovejoy opens her column with:
"After spending a year in our new home, the garden design is finally coming together."