Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Trip to Tahoe


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Originally uploaded by melbergink
Ang, Jack, Kate, and I went to Tahoe yesterday afternoon. While the kids frolicked in the surf, And taught me some tips about working the D90 in manual. I learned a lot and already feel so much more confident yet grasshopper-like.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Power doodles




Today's drawings: Monsoons, Minotaurs, and Sphinxes. I love the idea of a deadly woman that tells riddles.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Sun Jars!


Sun Jar Sunset
Originally uploaded by melbergink
Yes, I was busy today! I captured sun light and put it in a jar. Actually, they are made from those little $3 solar walkway lights. The solar panel charges during the day, and when it gets too dark, then it uses the energy to light a little bulb.

Normally each one would be like $40, but with this how-to they ended up being about $10 each.

Aldo Leopold Pot


Aldo Leopold Pot
Originally uploaded by melbergink
My mint plant is quickly outgrowing its pot, so I went looking for a larger pot. They are expensive! Plus, overly fancy, I like the plant to be the most eye-catching. I've always loved the classic terra cotta pots; they make me think of my bunny Potsie (named for her love of them). But, I can't leave well enough alone, so I decided to add a little trim. We have two copies of A Sand County Almanac (doesn't every naturalist?), so I used one to decorate the pot. Once Adam gets back, he'll transplant the mint, and I'll post the result!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tea Wreath

This design is brilliant and the how-to is HERE. When I have bagged tea, it always gets lost at school. If we have our own spaces next year at work, I may try to use this for both decor and psychological calming.