Wow, it's been busy around here.
The art director did a few days' worth of photos before I arrived to share the work. She did the pictures of the items made with various types of fibers. They're standard shots that don't include really technical fiber stuff.
Then I was there for five days of photography that turned into seven (I delayed my return home) and we finished all the wool shots.
I'll be going back for either four or five days, which should let us complete the photography for the other critters' fibers and the chapter openers and maybe the cover. Hopefully the cover. We did some preliminary cover photography at the very end of the wool days, but the final stuff is yet to come.
When I have a minute, I want to get some snapshots of the fiber-shoot posted.
Today, however, I spent arranging travel. Two more trips.
This just in
A few days after we get done with the next photo shoot, I'm flying to Cleveland for a little over 24 hours to tape two segments for next season's Knitting Daily TV. It'll be part of series 600 (series 500 is now airing and series 400 is available on the web, and there are DVDs of the other series).
That's a lot more travel to coordinate. I thought I was home for a bit. . . .
Meanwhile, the garden
Between bouts of booking flights and rental cars and arranging places to stay, I have been enjoying our garden.
Here's what it looked like in mid-May (on my mother's birthday, in fact):
By July 11, this is what we had:
Note the new squirrel-proofing on that one bed. The other beds seem to have been far less attractive to the critters this year. We did protect the plants vigilantly until they got reasonably large.
By July 27, just before I left for the LOOOOOOONG trip, here's what we had:
I arrived home to find this, on August 31:
What's not evident from the photos is how much we've actually been eating from that greenery. We were having lettuce before I left, and that was it. Now we have delicious tomatoes (thank you, Susan and Richard!), HUGE squash, and basil (thank you again, S&R!).
Lots of basil:
So I spent part of today (between travel-agent tasks) making pesto.
That's eight half-cup containers (four full cups) of pesto.