Bookcase Art, Memories, and Orange Leaves

I’m not sure I’ve been holding up my end of the post-every-day bargain (and Jill will be happy to remind me that I was the one who suggested extending the challenge for another month). But the fact is, I have a chiropractor hangover. My body is slanting toward bed, and I have a long day tomorrow too.

On a more positive note, look what I found! A bookcase photo taken at my old apartment in Massachusetts, where I used to keep my knitting projects on the bookcases to keep the cats from getting into them:

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And a picture of some shrimp and a buttermilk and rosemary biscuit. These recipes came from the Pat Conroy cookbook, which I read for our very first PAT CONROY MONTH!:

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And here are some outtakes from my second-ever Yarn Along photo shoot. I remember thinking all of these photos were lousy. Looking at them again, I like them quite a lot, and they remind me of the great weekend I spent in Vermont with my friend Brenda in November of 2012. The photos were taken at her house.

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And then, for no reason other than the fact that they come next in my photos file – and also because they are prettier than I gave them credit for at the time – here are a few shots from a short road trip Brenda and I took that weekend to the birthplace of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet. We promise that we didn’t say anything disrespectful about the phallic nature of the Joseph Smith monument – at least not until we were safely back in the car. But doesn’t the phallic monument look pretty with all those clouds behind it?

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Here’s a shot of Joseph Smith’s satellite dish. For some reason I took about fifteen pictures of it:

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Then we left. It was New England: beautiful and unseasonably warm. I said goodbye to my college campus that weekend, and to the states of New Hampshire and Vermont, which I love more than those states probably deserve. I said goodbye to a great friend – whom, of course, I will see again. And then we made a lot of jokes about Mitt Romney’s underwear.

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