Blogsam and Jetsam

Flotsam is the part of the wreckage of a ship or its cargo found floating on the water. Jetsam is cargo or parts of a ship that are deliberately thrown overboard, as to lighten the ship in an emergency, and that subsequently either sinks or is washed ashore. This is my personal blog version of the above. Loot freely.

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Location: The Hinterlands, Upstate NY

I'm annoyed that the world is going crazier faster than it used to be. But it's interesting to watch.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

We're Dyeing

It's snowing outside which isn't that uncommon up here for Easter but we don't care. BIL, The Ducklings and I just dyed up a couple-three dozen eggs. Good thing most of us love hard-boiled eggs in all their variations, huh?

I couldn't very well let those lovely cups of intense food coloring-vinegar solution go to I grabbed a couple hanks of natural wool, ran them under the hot-water tap briefly and threw one each into big Tupperware containers. I poured the yellow, orange and red dyes over one hank, covered it with plastic wrap and nuked it for about four minutes before putting it on the (snow-dusted) glass patio table. I intend to repeat the process with the blues and greens after Eldest has finished her last masterpiece.

Pictures will follow but they've become a finite entity: now that the viewscreen (and therefore camera/user interface) of my digital camera has died, I can no longer erase the memory card. Using the rectangular glass viewfinder (annoyingly off-center from the lens itself) we can still take pictures which will automatically save to the memory card but once that card is full it's full--I can read images from the printer but not interact with the card (to my knowledge.) It's an interesting artistic limitation.

Yes I know the real answer is a new camera.

Off to finish dyeing...


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