Archive | January 2017

Borders

When something appears to be more or less inevitable, one begins to go along the lines of making the best out of it.

I have been thinking about “that wall”.

I think it should have doors.  A lot of doors.  Maybe the doors could double as mile markers.

I think it should be double, two-walled, so that buildings could be put in there.  Businesses, educational facilities, cultural venues.

On top there should be solar panels.

The funds could come from the military budget.  I believe eventually the military should be transformed into a workforce for the collective good anyway.  Why not start here?

A border should be a place of peace and prosperity, friendly exchanges.

 

Peace Doodle

How do you like the border on this one? The word in Arabic is salaam which means peace.

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And the servants of the Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility and when the ignorant address them, they say “Peace!”   Al Qur’an 25:63

 

 

Garter stitch makes a nice border.

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To be perfectly clear, I find it inconceivable in this day and age to build walls/barriers to prevent people from freely circulating. The whole earth belongs to the whole of humanity.

 

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Say Peas Please 3

They are now in the ground in the greenhouse.

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You can also see other things that are overwintering.

 

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Say Peas Please 2

The peas are poking up their heads.  That didn’t take long, did it?   Meanwhile this plant (aeonium) is doing something in between its leaves. It is on a window sill because I fear it may not be truly hardy in my garden. *

Say Peas Please 1

This is something I did last year and as it was successful, I am trying it again, albeit I started a bit earlier last year. These peas were put to soak either Sunday or Monday night and then drained the next day, rinsed and well-drained several times a day. By Wednesday, they had begun to […]

Shadows and Three Kings Tokens

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I had fun playing with two light sources until the shapes of the shadows pleased me.  Yes, that is a dirty mug.

 

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This is my collection of Three Kings tokens.  They come in the special cakes at this time of year.  In the foreground is today’s addition and yes, I wore the crown.

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