Really, we are. OK. I am. This is what I found on my pin oak tree (no comments about fuzzy photography. Oh, hell. Go on and make them;-D).
It has spikes for pete’s sake. It looks kinda “Goth”. I even got up the nerve to poke it with a stick (at least 3′ away). It’s hard. Kinda freaked me out though. It is Horned Oak gall. That butt-ugly thing contains a cynipid wasp larvae. You can bet your life I’m gonna find a way to get rid of those nasties. I’m not much against insect life since there are more of them than us, but I do not like wasps at all and the past few years we’ve had a boatload of them. Don’t you feel informed? Better educated? Smarter? Yeah, me too.
Thank you one and all for your input on the print/bathroom redo. I’m very excited. The majority thought the blue walls were the way to go. There is a big number in favor of the red or red/orange for the matte and it’s pretty split for the frame. Aren’t we interesting and wonderful in our differences? I enjoy the heck out of your ideas. Of course, I will keep you posted. I plan on getting paint chips this weekend to tape to the wall and live with for a bit. Of course, I didn’t tell you I have to repair a drywall seam and I will probably have to buy a roll of drywall tape and a bucket of joint compound to do it. I have been told by my construction industry friends that spackle won’t hold. I don’t enjoy redoing home repairs, so I want to do it right. I just haven’t found the least amount of either that I can buy yet.
It’s merino top. I’m determined to get back to spinning 10 minutes a day(hey, that sounds like a Ravelry group I belong to). I need to finish the Desert Sky roving I have been spinning for ever before I can start it, so this is the kick in the butt I needed to get it done.
Now, it is Friday. Go forth and party my young ones. Here is the soundtrack for the day. Jefferson Airplane and “How do you Feel?”
Have a good weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!