Archive for August, 2010

Holyrood 1991, Holyrood 2010

August 29, 2010

Holyrood 1991, originally uploaded by pennylrichardsca.

We’ve been to Scotland before, on our honeymoon in 1991. While hiking in Holyrood Park, Peter took this photo of me in the doorway of some ruins. I remember buying the sneakers to hike that day–didn’t bring any other suitable shoes, I guess?

Last week, Peter took Nell hiking in the same park, and (without actually remembering the earlier photo) he took this photo of Nell in the same doorway.  You can see we had a much sunnier day this time.

Daughter in Holyrood Park, 2010

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Scotland Mosaic for Lisa C’s Friday Photo Love

August 27, 2010


Scotland Mosaic for Lisa C’s Friday Photo Love, originally uploaded by pennylrichardsca.

Back from our trip to Scotland. It was pretty wonderful. Kids did great, no lost luggage or missed connections, no car mishaps with opposite-side driving, no medical problems, good food, decent enough weather (“nobody goes to Scotland for the weather,” as we were reminded more than once). Very memorable and fun.

Recent Favorites for Lisa’s Friday Photo Love

August 6, 2010

Recent Favorites for Lisa’s Friday Photo Love, originally uploaded by pennylrichardsca.

1. Alternative Loteria Tray, 2. Fietsers in het Vondelpark , 3. Portrait of a young woman, ca. 1856-1900, 4. August 2010, 5. Wine Red Cotton Stretch Velvet Collar, 6. Portrait of blind woman (wearing dark glasses) and child, 7. Spring Neck Cuff, 8. Caerlaverock Castle, 9. WAACs in France find German helmets useful substitutes for market bags, 10. My son with his new winterhat, 11. Creatures of the Deep Squid, 12. Harvest (Cinema 1913)

Created with fd’s Flickr Toys

Well, I need to participate in Lisa’s Friday Photo Love this week, because she featured an interview with me on Monday’s coffee chat. So it’s only fair.

Dark reds and turquoise-y blues seem to predominate in the color photos this week.  Should probably consider using those on the bag I’m making for myself this week (my current bag was made in January and still going strong, but I want something that zips shut).  I don’t know why the portrait of the blind woman and child turned up sideways–it’s not sideways at Flickr.

And here’s a photo from my camera, taken last night by my sidekick (er, daughter).  Our book group met, and welcomed a former member who has moved back east, but was visiting LA, and we planned the meeting date so she’d have a chance to attend.  Don’t know why it’s so fuzzy, but maybe that supports the anonymous aspirations of the pose.

Five women seated in a row, with books over their faces

Finally, while I’m here:  if you’re a woman I know (somehow) who is over 35, and you’ve never made a zine but you’d kinda like to try, consider joining a zine swap that I’m hosting.  I’ll send you details if you say the word in comments.