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  • Posted on April 27, 2012 at 10:21 pm

unripe berries

the only hint of green around here is in last years pictures.

introducing noah

  • Posted on April 24, 2012 at 10:25 am

the weather was finally warm enough yesterday to do faceups. of the three i started only one got done. i have to wipe the other two down and start over, i sprayed to thickly and got bubbles. i have another girl who’s faceup also needs redoing. it doesn’t have any flaws really, i just don’t like it. it just leaves me cold.

anyway, my pukifee boy noah came out perfectly. he is just as i’d imagined. even the hair ended up right, inspite of a few mishaps. i tried him first in a carrot red synthetic wig. the color was great but i couldn’t get the hair short enough without getting bald spots. (kind of like my first attempts at cutting my barbie’s hair when i was a kid :lol:)

next i tried the two mohair wigs i’d picked up or him. with some judicious cutting (read hacking randomly with scissors ;)) i got the styles i liked, but the color was all wrong. the first one , which was supposed to be auburn, arrived as a dark brown with a slight reddish tinge in bright sunlight. very cute but definitely did not go with his red eyebrows and freckles. the other wig was blonde, and i had planned to dye it carrot red. which is what i proceeded to do…

unfortunately it was late, and i was tired, so i wasn’t thinking clearly and vigorously rubbed the dye in, and then just as vigorously rinsed it out – forgetting the mohair felts! i picked at it a bit then gave up and left it overnight to dry.

this morning it didn’t look much better, but with nothing else working, i figured i’d plunk it on noah’s head and use it till i could figure out a replacement. to my shock, and pleased surprise it was perfect, or almost so. i turned under the elastic band, which showed up to clearly now that the wig was darker and voila, noah arrived!

now my only problem is i only planned to have girls this size, so i have no clothes for him, hence the paper towel toga 😆

tiny blossoms

  • Posted on April 23, 2012 at 4:17 pm


tiny white flowers only a few millimeters in diameter.   alpine flowers bloom for such a short time, delicate, yet hardy enough to live in such a rugged place.

in like a lion

  • Posted on April 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

tiera lion hat 2
tiera lion hat 3
my shy little girl looks more like the cowardly lion i think. at any rate, no one could be scared of her 😉

yellow stonecrop

  • Posted on April 20, 2012 at 9:42 am

yellow stonecrop
yellow stonecrop

long stems atop tiny plants, with bright yellow flowers that seem to almost glow in their hot, dusty setting

crowned crane

  • Posted on April 18, 2012 at 7:58 am

crowned crane

i think God must really have a sense of humor when i see some of the animals he made.  i can see him sitting there smiling and thinking “now what should i do with THIS one”  i’m sure he likes it when we smile or giggle too.

easy cleaning

  • Posted on April 16, 2012 at 7:07 pm

waterfall small

on one of the paths we like to walk in banff there is a whole series of little waterfalls. i have tried in the past to take pictures but there are so many branches in and around them that the photos were always awful and not worth keeping. today using our new photoshop program i managed to erase all the superfluous branches and get the fall “of my dreams”
i wish cleaning was this easy in real life

Photography, as we all know, is not real at all. It is an illusion of reality with which we create our own private world.
Arnold Newman

skeletal remains

  • Posted on April 15, 2012 at 1:54 pm

skeletal remains

do leaves have ghosts?

if it looks like a duck…

  • Posted on April 14, 2012 at 6:10 pm

this is actually a pukifee hat, but i think tiera looks cute in it
tiera duck hat 2

if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a duck….put it back in the oven!

i’m late, i’m late

  • Posted on April 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

i'm late, i'm late

sometimes i feel like i’m always rushing and never get anywhere.

The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
C. S. Lewis