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One big strawberry.
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One of the ones that is wider than it is tall, and green, but beginning to turn red on the kitchen counter.

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Another.
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So I guess it is a sign of my misspent youth, that when I see a pair of socks, I find myself humming, "A pair of socks, a pair of socks, a most ingenious pair of socks... ha-ha, ha-ha, ha-ha, ha-ha, a pair of socks," to the tune from "Pirates of Penzance."
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Two cloves.
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From the supermarket.
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I love the way they change each day.
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Wilting wildly. 
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Arrived home - tulips we left behind are nearly spent - but are now twisted into wild shapes. I look for a while at their shadows.

sky

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Amazing skies and light. Took canal boats around the city for most of the day.
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Walked all over Amsterdam, crossing canals, watching for bicycles. Blue skies and cold.
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After a night on the ship, we're across the North Sea, approaching our landing spot at Hoek van Holland. Modern windmills, lighthouse and buoys, and container ships. Then it's a train to Amsterdam and we're there by mid-morning.
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Looking at the window in our cabin aboard the Stena line ferry, before we pulled away from the dock in Harwich.

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A friend gave me some tulips today, which seem especially appropriate, as we are headed to Amsterdam tomorrow night for a couple of days. I'm taking paper, sketchbooks, camera, and good walking shoes. Will post my sketches when I get back.
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I found a small plastic polar bear on the pavement while walking home yesterday, and picked it up. Like the size and smoothness of it, and the shape is interesting to draw.
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Rapid watercolor sketch of my closed fist.
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A bit of ginger root from the kitchen counter. Cut a small slice from it, and tasted while I drew. Fierce heat and flavor.
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Experimented with salt on the wet paint - not sure of the effect, but perhaps I should have let it dry longer before brushing away the flakes.
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One of the tall skinny pears we see here. Not sure of the kind - the shape is more extreme than a Bosc pear. (Just looked it up - I think it is a conference pear.)
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Four red grapes on the table.

LED

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Yellow 10mm LED, left from some project...

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When I was little, I called this an orange "cut the boat way."
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Arched shape.

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First snow in all our time in London. About a centimeter, and it was gone before lunchtime.

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In honor of groundhog day, of course....
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Tried painting color first, then adding lines.
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Bought blood oranges at the market yesterday.
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Just one slice. The loaf was bought for breakfast tomorrow, but we needed to be sure it was good...
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Sweet red ones.
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From my grandparents' house, now with us in London.

key

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For the front door of our flat.

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A study to see how quickly I could get the colors and shape in watercolor.

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