Archive for June 24th, 2008

Diederick and Us

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

Lydia spent hours playing with Deeder this morning. She snapped this photo of the two of them. 🙂

I applied this “pencil sketch” effect over at picnik. 🙂

Wow! Cool Photo Effects

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

My daughter Laura told me about a cool site called picnik. I’ve been having so much fun this evening editing (at no charge) some photos of our grandson. Here are some of the results:

Which effect do you like the best?

Deeder Loves Animals

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

We’re still enjoying a visit from our son-in-law and our little grandson. Diederick “Deeder” is almost two years old, and has already decided that he’s an animal-lovin’ kind of guy. Here are some pics of the little dude in action:

Deeder plopped down by Lassie and pulled her paw into his lap. Lassie puts up with it, but sighs unhappily. She is so gentle with the little boy. 🙂

Lucy is a huge old crotchety cat who won’t let many people touch her, but she LOVES Deeder!

Diederick is acting totally nonchalant here, as if he doesn’t know that he deliberately sat down on Lassie. I wonder if that’s his way of trying to distract or fool her? In any event, she stayed very still while Deeder enjoyed sitting on her. 🙂

Yesterday, Darren took his young son to see some cows and enjoy some locally made ice cream at Edaleen Dairy in Lynden, Washington.

Ten Inventions That Have Made Life Easier

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

The prompt this week for Ten on Tuesday
is: Ten inventions that have made life easier:

  • Automatic clothes washers and dryers
  • Gas or electric cook tops and ovens
  • Good roads
  • Water purification and delivery systems
  • Indoor plumbing and sewage systems
  • Generation and harnessing of electric power
  • The printing press (more widespread dissemination of information, development of literature)
  • Machines to make large-scale farming possible
  • Irrigation methods
  • The drip coffee maker with an insulated carafe. (Yum! This makes the best coffee in the world, if you freshly grind some good coffee beans.)