Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Mystery Fredenburg Craft

My Grandma, pictured below, recently gave me a mystery craft project.  It is something she started 40 (50?) years ago but didn't get around to finishing.  I'm not sure what its going to look like in the end, but I'm sure it will have the world renowned Fredenburg Style that we've all grown to know and love!
There are several cut fabric pieces, shiny blue buttons and pattern instructions. The kicker is that there is no illustration of the final product. What will it look like?

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Photo Essay

This is a long overdue notice, but my dad and I have co-authored a photo essay, published in an the academic journal Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development in the beginning of this year. Who knew!?

Armed with our joint knowledge of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta waterway, we managed to convince editors that our photo essay was easy-on-the-eyes and an easy read!

Briefly, The Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta is the roughly 800,000 area where the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers meet before entering San Francisco Bay.  The article details the current state of water scarcity in the Delta and also lays out good water practices that the currently exist in the waterway.  Efforts to control flooding and also water allocation to neighboring areas mold the current structure of the vast waterway and may influence its future state.   

For the full essay with more photos and more detail click here. 

Also worth mentioning! For the uninitiated, I have been taking photos of the Delta for some time, and you can check out a summary of those here. Or the whole shebang here

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