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Here are some more pictures from Comic Con, the biggest pop culture event in, I think, anywhere. It’s immense!
Here are are looking from one end of the dealer’s room toward the other, Aisle 100 to . . well, it’s not really Aisle Infinity, but it seems like it. 4500, maybe? Ten points, by the way, if you correctly ID the source for the photo caption.
There are lots of things being promoted in various clever ways. Here’s a display of terra cotta warriors
that were there in in the service of the new Mummy movie.
This fellow was promoting something, a TV show, I think.
The rats seemed happy enough.
There are also a lot of folks dressed up on costumes just for fun. Here’s a well-done version
of Buddy Christ, complete with neon halo.
There was lots of stuff for sale
including these limited edition Daleks.
Another thing about Comic Con is that many actors from TV and movies show up, either to promote shows and movies, or just to hang out. We were having breakfast one morning and there, just behind Greg’s shoulder was Paul Bettany, who I totally Kinneared. He’s the one at the next table to the left of the left-hand fellow in the black shirt. The vaguely zoomed-in version wasn’t in focus.
The sock even had a sighting of celebrity shoes.
Here’s a close-up of the plaque.
While we were gone, the junco eggs hatched, and we now have three baby birds in the nest.
They are absolutely silent, but when they sensed me nearby, they popped up their heads and opened their mouths for food. I snapped a couple of pictures and left them awaiting the mother bird’s return, and hope she’ll have some nice fat insects for them. The plants in the basket are getting rather limp, as I haven’t been watering them at all, but there was a little rain yesterday. They are just weedy volunteers and I’m not concerned about them, but they do give a little concealing coverage to the nest.
I’m moving along on the socks I’ve been knitting. I call them Seal Rock Socks Around the Clock, because the colorway is Seal Rock, and the yarn is Blue Moon Socks That Rock. The pattern is a modified version of Ann Budd’s Mock Wave Cable Socks, from the book Favorite Socks. Here’s the second sock enjoying the
view of Los Penasquitos Marsh as we visited friends. It looks so relaxed, doesn’t it?
There were quite a few Jayne hats, many from the kits or purchased, like this one, but some done free-hand, as it were.
A Junco of some sort or other has taken up residence in a hanging basket in the corner of the front porch, building a tidy nest out of dried grass. I think might be the slate-colored form of that bird — I didn’t realize there were so many types! If you peer closely just left of center, you’ll see a hole in the foliage; to the lower left of the hole is a darker area with a yellow speck — that’s her head and beak. She’s a bit of a nervous mother and doesn’t like people hanging out and leaning in within six feet for so, so just after I took that picture she fluttered up to the roofline and made tiny fierce “tick! tick!” noises to drive me off.
This is Evangeline, and the variety dates back to 1906. a vigorous climber that covers itself in these tiny single roses in July. Lightly scented, the merest hint of fragrance.
There are a couple more roses, I’ll try to show them another time.
The first one is now done, and I’m just starting the increases on the second of the pair. The colors are quite summery, aren’t they? But the yarn is a bit too heavy to wear on a warm day.