Things! In! Bags!

Things!  In!  Bags!

I went for a walk in the stacks this morning and was not disappointed. The restroom on the 9th floor had a sink covered with a trash bag. One more in an ongoing series.

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Things! In! Bags!

Toilet Stall

I had to go back to working on-site. Sadcakes. But look! I found another thing in a bag, so I can add that to my collection.

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More Garden Surprises

Several other things were in that bee and butterfly mix. I love the little flax flowers and the yarrow, which is growing in several of my beds now. I hope they all get well established. The lavender was a surprise from a few years ago. I planted it in one of the beds, but it ended up in a small flower pot. Likely moved by chipmunks or birds. It’s been wintering over just fine in that pot, but I should probably plant it.

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Common flax

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Coreopsis

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Lavender

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Yarrow (newly bloomed)

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Yarrow (older)

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Dianthus

The dianthus are getting past their prime, but they’re still pretty. The variety in colors amazes me. These came from a bee and butterfly mix I planted last spring, that didn’t grow until this year. They were a total surprise.

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Rainy Day Garden

I don’t remember a colder spring. It’s June and I haven’t even been tempted to turn on the AC yet. I think the high today was around 65F. The garden is loving it.

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Lavender

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Cicada on daylilies

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Yarrow

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Iris

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Creeper

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Lo-Fi

These are from my great grandpa’s negatives. They’re 110, so the quality is pretty grim, and they’re scratched to hell, which hasn’t helped. I like the lo-fi feel of a lot of them, though.

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Field

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Hot air balloon

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Flood in Austin, Minnesota, July 1978

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Hormel Plant, Austin, Minnesota

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Grandpa Mert

I edited a few more of the negatives I scanned. These are 70mm negatives of my grandpa Mert, talem when he joined the Navy in 1944. He was in the Seabees and spent most of WWII stationed in the Marshall Islands (on Kwajalein Island and Ebeye Island). The first photo must have been the keeper of the bunch, because it’s the one everyone in the family has seen. The rest were outtakes that I’d never seen. They were with my great grandpa John Meineke’s negatives, so I’m assuming he was the photographer.

The last photo is flippin’ adorable.

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Grandma and Grandpa

I ended up with my both grandpa’s and my great grandpa’s negatives and slides. I started scanning grandpa’s negatives years ago, then got distracted by life. Then last month my mom sent me my great grandpa’s negatives. I ended up having to buy a new negative scanner, because the old one died. Probably for the best, because the image quality from the new one (Epson Perfection V600) is better. I’m going to go back and rescan some of over/under exposed negatives, to see if I can capture more detail.

This one of my grandparents was seriously overexposed. And at some point Piglet chomped it, which hasn’t helped (you can see the teeth marks at the top of the bottom image). Aren’t they adorable, though? I think this was probably taken on their honeymoon, so about 1946.

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Canon CanoScan 8800F, scanned 2011

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Epson Perfection V600, scanned 2021

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Visitors

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A doe with older fawns (one doe and one buck) were browsing on black raspberry leaves.

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Garden Things

It’s been a long, cold spring, but things are finally starting to bloom in the garden.

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Star of Bethlehem

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Yarrow

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Columbine

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Chives

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