Sunday, March 5, 2017


A few months back, we had strong winds during a cold spell. Rob and I were both awake at 4 AM when we heard a loud bang. This is what happened:
Formerly 3-pane window
There's still one pane whole, but we can feel a cold draft off the window and you can see more condensation on it than before.

Rob shoveling off the porch before the next wave of snow
 Last weekend we were home for four days, Thursday-Sunday. We got almost half a meter of snow over five days. The plow came through our subdivision on Saturday, but not early enough for us to get to class that morning. Then it snowed so much the neighbors needed chains on their truck to get out. This is our sixteenth winter here and the first with "above normal" snowfall.

Now it's time for Sock Madness 11. Last year was my first year and I'm back for more! These are the qualifying socks - we've got two weeks to knit a pair to make it onto a team.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Birthday party

You think this was our annual Autumn Moon celebration. You think this was a party in honor of our lion's face lift. No, it was my birthday party, with Rob and me playing at lion dance:
Emma, Jeannie and Mary

Aiming for the lettuce

Almost there

Missed most of it the first time, going back for more
So much fun I had to update some online avatars.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Postcards from Woods Hole

We're back from our latest adventure, a week in Orangeville for tai chi and a week in Woods Hole for a COAWST training workshop. There are lots of pictures from the first week on the tai chi blog ( and I only took a few from Woods Hole. This was on our last evening there, doing the tour of the Pokestops:
Car ferry coming in from Martha's Vineyard

Part of WHOI with oceanographic instruments (we saw them moving a glider)

Boats in Eel Pond

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A walk in Seattle

Here are some photos from a walk in Discovery Park:
Before the rain

Diana, Eric, Rob

Made it to the lighthouse

Great blue heron

A second heron

Looking back at the lighthouse

Zoom in - it's a small one

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Afternoon at LARS

A week ago we were taking care of the weaving guild booth at the Large Animal Research Station (aka Musk ox farm). We had a crappy little loom for the kids to try out, but I also got to visit some animals:
One of the ladies

Two yearlings

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Photos from Rajesh

We just got back from a week at NYU Abu Dhabi, working with Rajesh there. Here are some of the pictures he sent us:
At the Grand Mosque

At the Grand Mosque - the wind kept blowing my hood off

With Dennis at the Dubai Mall

With Rajesh at the Dubai Mall

Dubai Mall

With Rajesh at Burj Khalifa
At a nice Turkish restaurant

Turkish restaurant with Xianwei, Dennis and Rajesh

Friday, March 18, 2016

Random images

Some weather, some other stuff:
Winter virga??

Sunrise last week

Tai chi demo at Open House

Chinese New Year party with Cold Steel panners

Chinese New Year party on campus

With Carlo in New Orleans