Category Archives: Arizona

Flutes and Feathers

Starting last year, and continuing into this year has been quite an interesting journey so far, with many new roads and offshoots demanding my attention. Most of all, I find it hard to write about this subject without feeling like I am being a bit pretentious. After all, I am descended from immigrant Italians. I have […]

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Woodpeckers Don’t Get Concussions

Sometimes small truths put life in perspective and help us get through the day.  For Leo Kottke, who played a smoking concert at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix last night, the title remark was his concert opening. Leo … Continue reading

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Fiber Frenzy

It’s been a busy day.  Signed up for a dye class at Tempe Yarn and Fiber.  The great part was a that there were only five students, so we pretty much ran the roost and had a blast playing with … Continue reading

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Garden Carts and Salad Bowls

I had been so thrilled at the indoor progress of the seedlings that I planted them  outdoors as soon as the 100 degree weather dropped out of the forecast.  The garden cart that I ordered came in, Denny drilled some … Continue reading

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Growing in Phoenix

September in Phoenix.  Time for planting.  Yes!  The monsoon season has added a supply of water, the temperatures are starting to cool down, and we are approaching the winter rains.  So now is the time to get the herbs and … Continue reading

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Ground Cover Project – Completed!

Ready to go!  Here is the completed blanket, with a knitted carry-all that I made from the weaving thrums and extra yarn.  Still have some yarn left over, but the fringe effect sure helped use up a bunch of it. … Continue reading

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Shaw Butte

It’s still Spring outside, I keep telling myself, as the temperatures climb closer and closer to the eighties and trampoline in and out of the 90 degree range.  In April, Acacia trees have dropped their yellow furry balls and are … Continue reading

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