We went strawberry picking on Saturday–Mary took some pictures.
Looking for a good spot to pick:
Mama picking berries:
Conor took this one:
the rest of the family:
Finally–last but not least–the chickens.
So, as you may recall, Mary got a camera for Christmas. So far, her favorite subject–bar none–is her “yucky pumpkins” from Halloween.
We put them in the garden so that the kids could watch them break down into compost. (We have a compost heap, but we figured they’d actually be able to watch the process with the pumpkins.) Mary has taken pictures of them off and on and now she’s delighted that they’re “almost dirt!”
November 19: “Ooh, they’re really getting yucky.”
November 23: “These look almost the same. But a little more yucky.”
November 26: “They’re squishing down like balloons with the air out!”
December 1: “Parts of these aren’t orange anymore.”
January 12: “They’re ALMOST DIRT!”
Anyway, I just wanted to make sure that Mom knew Mary was putting her Christmas gift to good use–ha. She has taken other photos too, but these are her favorites.
So, David and Nina gave me this lovely yarn for Christmas:
It’s from a local farm in Colorado.
I decided that its fate was to become a pair of fingerless gloves, so I dug up the Fetching pattern from Knitty.
I finished the second one last night. I had to rip back the last rows of the first one, because I decided I still don’t like that picot bind-off; it looks sloppy–at least when I do it–and it makes the glove too loose around the knuckle. I did a few extra rows instead, with a decrease to make them tighter around the knuckles, and I like them a lot! Mary obligingly took a modeling photo:
My parents gave Mary her own camera for Christmas–so exciting. Here’s a selection of the first pictures she took.
Grandma and Mama:
The last flower of the year:
Squishy pumpkins (ew):
Grandma and Mama (Mary’s vantage point makes us look very tall!):
Wesley has developed a hilarious scowl. He can’t say “scowl” and thinks it’s “skull” (even though I correct him), so Mary has taken to demanding to see his skull face. The other day she took a pic.
I love this so much because he’s trying to scowl but he’s laughing–and I thought Mary did a great job capturing the moment she wanted!
We went downtown to the Air and Space Museum and the Botanical Gardens on MLK Day, since Conor and Mary both had the day off. Mary took a few pictures. I think she’s a budding photographer!
Wesley wasn’t really cooperating for this one:
Tip of a rocket!
Space thing–I’m not sure exactly what this is.
…and one of Mama and Daddy. I asked her to take one for me since usually I can’t get pics of Conor and me together. She did a great job.