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Robin Edmundson
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Attended Clay High School
Lives in Solsberry, IN 47459
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Another practice painting.
After my class in Kentucky with Judy Mudd [see previous post], I came home and did some work on a piece I've been thinking about for a couple of years. One afternoon in early spring just after a snow, we came upon a field where the farmer was clearing out some old fence rows to join two fields.
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Fastest swarm catch ever.
Late this morning, I walked outside and heard what I thought was a large engine coming from the neighbors place. I went back in and then right back out for something and realized the sound was an awful lot like bees, so I headed out to the hives. In time to see the biggest orientation flight I'd ...
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Look what I found this weekend....
I spied this chrysalis in a willow sprout at the edge of the road, right in the path of the mowers. I snagged it and brought it to the house so we can watch it. I have no idea what kind of butterfly will emerge. Great camo, isn't it? Looks just like bird poop from more than a yard away.
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Thanks for sharing! And for observing. Let us know the rest of the story!
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Indiana is green again! Here's a painting to celebrate.
It's green again in Indiana. Really, really green. I read once that you shouldn't paint scenes with too much green. People don't like it or something. I think that's code for 'It doesn't go with the living room decor.' I also read once that you should paint what you love. I love green Indiana.
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We saw a new bird at Goose Pond this week.   Awesome!
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It's almost time!!
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Turns out taking painting workshops is super fun!
In my eternal quest to become a really good painter, I took a class from Judy Mudd in Berea, Ky earlier this month. It was amazing. I'd never done a class like that before so I decided to go with the flow. She had done a lot of prep before hand, chosen the reference photos and worked up a ...
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These were a nice change from the white ones we usually see on our snap peas. Pretty!
We tried a new type of heirloom pea this year. These are the flowers of Gray Pod Snap Pea. They're pink! So pretty. I hope they taste as good as they look. Posted by Robin Edmundson at 9:23 PM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest. Labels: gray pod, peas, ...
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An updated summary of what we canned last year.
Here's the summary of what we canned in 2015. I've probably left a couple of things out but you get the general idea. Also, I've put in quantities of fruit plus the canned yield so you can get an idea of how far a bushel will go, etc. I've updated the Canning page [tab above so I can keep a ...
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Lots of buzzing at the hives.
The bees are busy bringing in loads of pollen. They started this season as a tiny fist-sized cluster and have built up enough to mostly fill a 10 frame medium. I added a super last week and they're very happy. This hive is part Russian. I bought a package with a Russian queen last year, ...
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Fiber Event at Greencastle is always fun.  This year brought a couple of extra surprises.
Thanks to everyone who came to The Fiber Event at Greencastle this weekend. We saw many good friends and enjoyed seeing the projects everyone has made since last year. We met many new people and really enjoyed getting to know them and talking about yarn. The new layout of the show was wonderful ...
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Time to practice a few cityscape subjects.  
This is a little practice piece [4.25 x 5.5 inches] I did for a cityscape painting class. Beck Chapel is at Indiana University, deep in campus next to the Union Bldg. It's one of the loveliest and most peaceful places on campus. I gave this piece to a friend who just celebrated her 41st ...
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