Archive | January 2017


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.


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.



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.



Say Peas Please 3

They are now in the ground in the greenhouse.



You can also see other things that are overwintering.





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


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



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.