What a prolific blogging period we’re having! It must be the long days.
A few more beans are up in the garden. So far, the golden brown beans are much more enthusiastic, but today I spied a few seedlings in the rows that were planted with the chestnut red seeds. The plants shown are from the golden seeds, in fact, the same as yesterday just a little further along.
The blooms for the day are Geranium sylvaticum ‘Silva’. They resemble the cranesbill geranium that grows in the forest, hence Silva is an appropriate varietal. They’ve done nicely in my garden, which means they do well left to their own devices.
Finally - another taste of Bohus knitting. I have just about decided to knit my Forest Darkness kit as a cardigan as I’ll get a lot more use out of it if I can slip it on and off at work. I wanted to see how it would be to knit the patterns back and forth instead of in the round, so I’m using my leftover yarn from the Blue Shimmer Wristlets to knit a little swatch with which I will cover an old hair clip after I check my gauge. While it was a little awkward at times knitting back and forth, I wasn’t highly annoyed, so I think I’ll move forward as planned. And I found the knitting every bit as addictive as the first time. Watch for Forest Darkness to appear on the needles soon!
Annelis tagged me a couple of days ago, so here are my answers to the current meme:
The Rules - Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
OK, let’s see:
1. What I was doing 10 years ago:
Just finishing my first year working full time as a product developer. I believe I spent much of that summer going in to work on weekends to count mold colonies on challenge studies. Good times.
2. What 5 things are on on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Try to get back on Minnesota time after several days in Vancouver (some yawns, but pretty much OK), attack the 120+ emails that came in while I was traveling (cleared over 100!), initiate intellectual property discussions with a university professor (got a start, anyway), pick up my new bite wing (seems I’ve been grinding my teeth off at night), study Spanish (next on my list after I finish here).
3. Snacks I enjoy:
roasted pumpkin seeds, gin and tonic (what, that isn’t a snack?), sourdough pretzels, hummus and pita chips
4. Things I would do if I was a billionaire:
Fund environmental research, buy land for conservation purposes, help kids get college educations, design and build the perfect tiny house on the perfect bit of land
5. Places I have lived:
Medina, OH; Columbus, OH; Wickliffe, OH; Willowick, OH; Lakewood, OH; Blacksburg, VA; Harrisonburg, VA; Columbus, OH; Minnetonka, MN