Last Friday, E and I took ping on a short 4.9 mile hike in Fahnestock State Park. He was really happy to get out, get moving, and help us stretch our legs on the Dennytown loop (pdf of trail map). We were all a little dismayed at the mosquitoes but tis the season for them. We hope to explore more of this park in the future, it's been a while since our schedules allowed us to get outside for a bit. Do you have a favourite … [Read more...] about local hike: Fahnestock State Park
PG, Ping, and I wish you a Happy Penguin Day 2013! Miss my posting more frequently about penguins? You can view the Penguin [image] of the Day via British Antarctic Survey and Ping told me this morning the Discovery Channel's penguin cam is much better than the kitten cam, though it's adorable too. This photograph is from when PG and I were younger (August 2006) and had a fun afternoon in a Tokyo toy shop. We wanted to adopt … [Read more...] about Happy Penguin Day!
It's been some time since my last what I've read recently post. While I spend all day immersed in words, I haven't had much time for pleasure reading. I've learned to sneak in moments when I can by scattering the house with the half-finished books that gathered dust on my night stand for years. I finally finished Fraser's Penguins and The Difference Engine. They are two very different books and there is no reason why they … [Read more...] about steampunk & penguins, some light reading
Yesterday, April 25th, was World Penguin Day but my penguins held a conference and decided the rest of the week is to be Penguin Week! They're after me to finish reading Fraser's Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica, a book I picked up from Strand several years ago. We'll see. I have lots of books I'm currently reading and I'll finish it eventually. Ping and PG both have the travel bug and are constantly asking me if … [Read more...] about Happy Penguins!
Good knits and other things happening. Something had to be dropped and that was today's post. Let's hope I remember to drop this little one off at the post office, he's going to sock summit, lucky little penguin. … [Read more...] about more distraction