My earlier post had iPhone photos only, as I forgot to pack the connecting cord for the Cannon. Here are a few photos I took November 4 near Ithaca, New York, walking or with the car stationary.
These are in the order they were taken.
Lake Cayuga closer
Again, Lake Cayuga is in the background.
Back yard 11-14-13
In Alaska it’s above freezing (rare for this time of year) and we had mixed rain and snow last night — enough that schools are closed again today, driving is extremely hazardous, and power is out rather spottily throughout the area. (Mine went out around 1 am and came on just before 7. ) My regular station is off the air — lacks power to broadcast, according to their e-mail — and the ones I could get were intended to be music. I did manage to get a bit of news around 7 which was all I heard about school closing, the fact that many traffic lights were out, and the widespread local power outages. I’ll add an up to date shot of my yard with the current storm when it gets light enough to take a picture, just for contrast and “Why did I fly home?” The water content of the snowpack has actually increased a lot more than the relatively minor increase in depth would suggest, and the wind and the warm temperatures (it was actually above freezing when I took the picture) have pretty well removed the snow from the bushes.
Yesterday the sun shone in Ithaca, and my brother-in-law took my suster and I for a drive to see the last of the autumn leaves. It froze hard last night, so leaves were falling fast, but there was a little color left. I took about half of the photos with my iPhone (for which I remembered to bring the cable) and half with my Cannon, for which the cable is back in Alaska. I thought I’d share a few of the iPhone photos.
Most of the iPhone photos were taken through the windshield while the car was moving.
On the streets of Ithaca. Notice how many leaves are on the ground.
Road on the west side of Lake Cayuga.
The double wedding ring is a classic pattern of the early 20th Century. My parents had a double wedding ring quilt on their bed, though it was coming unstitched by the time I inherited it. Sadly, it was one of the things I lost in the fire. This one is a slight variant on the usual pattern, in shades of gray.
Double wedding ring with checkerboard alternation of centers.
These aren’t quite traditional medallion quilts, but they’re close.
Flower garlands are the theme in this quilt, but each block uses a different pattern, and the center differs from any of the surrounding blocks.
This could be described as a single diamond medallion. Note the combination of curved and straight lines.
I have three more blog slots open in August, so I’ll show you the rest of the quilts I photographed from the Tanana Valley State Fair. These are both what I’d call medallion designs.
This, with a single medallion, was one of my favorites.
This one uses lots of medallions, each with the same piecing pattern and fabrics, but with the fabrics combined in different ways.
These two quilts have very Alaskan patterns.
Fairbanks is known as the Golden Heart City.
This one represents the aurora borealis, though the real aurora doesn’t have this many colors.
Here are a couple more quilts from the Tanana Valley State Fair. Alaskans need warmth! (Though not right now; it was 80 again yesterday.)
The chemo seems to be following the same pattern as last time. Maybe I can at least count on it to stay consistent.
Friday is infusion day. All five hours of it. Not so bad, if boring.
Saturday I feel fairly well, but my basal insulin goes crazy, up to twice normal. My balance is getting shaky, but I feel well enough to spend a few hours at the fair, with the aid of a rolling walker. Took in the quilt show, but the horse show grounds were too rough to handle.
Sunday the need for basal insulin crashes – 90% normal. By 7 I’m ready for bed, and I sleep until 9 Monday morning, and crash again after breakfast.
Not that I have an appetite, but I drag myself out of bed for an unwanted snack and nausea meds by 1. Joints and feet hurt. If I continue to follow the pattern of the last round, my insulin needs will rise again Monday, but I won’t feel like getting out of bed until Thursday. I did get dressed this morning, though — it has not rained, the forecast is close to 80 today, and I have to water.
Anyway, here are a couple of quilts from the show.