Friday, August 30, 2013
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Monday, August 26, 2013
Free sunflowers at the farmers market yesterday
fields of them
just grab some clippers and carry them home.
Food for the spirit.
Some other things came home with us too,
home baked honey wheat bread, fresh tomatoes and multi colored beans.
The bread and some tomatoes were immediately put to use in grilled cheese sandwiches,
later I tossed the beans with olive oil salt and pepper and roasted them.
They were like candy.
More tomatoes were tossed with pasta, fresh herbs and goat cheese for dinner this evening.
no pictures were taken as it was eaten too fast.
Fresh ripe tomatoes are a wonderful thing.
I've come to cooking late in life. I was uninterested and rather intimidated when I was younger.
Lar cooked nearly all the dinners we ate for the first 5 years we were together.
Now I am the person more likely to try something new.
Always on the lookout for a good vegetarian recipe to try.
I think more tomatoes will find their way into a couscous salad tomorrow.
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Many thanks to our friend Chuck Davis who took us up today for a tour of the state in his plane.
We lucked out with gorgeous weather.
I took a few pictures and got to fly the plane for a bit!
(OK I held the controls which was a bit out of my comfort zone)
|Mt Hope Bridge|
|Our house and my garden|
Saturday, August 24, 2013
Friday, August 23, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Stirring the studio last week helped me to identify a direction to move in.
I often get stalled when I don't know where a piece is going or when I am very invested in something being successful (see also katchinas)
I think I have had this particular piece on the wall for 3 years
I'm still unsure of how it will all gel but I knew I wanted to attach these bits together to start the ball rolling again.
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
I did a bit of straightening up in the studio,
found some very bound up energy in this stack of
not quite ready to deal with that today
Spent a little time with the stones
this project is very tight right now
a muscle that was stretched a little too far
now needs very gentle exploration
Stones are patient
Another project found in an incubation phase
gatherings and gleanings are collected
I will know when to start doing more
if I pay attention
I know I'm not done with these
or they aren't done with me
they are all interrelated
sometimes its hard to know where to start
maybe with something new?
That would stir things up.
Friday, August 16, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Monday, August 12, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Now it is time to sort it out and make sure everything has enough space to grow, and do some weeding.
Tomorrow I will put down some mulch and let it settle back in.
She deserves some recognition of her sacrifice.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
|A gathering of acorns|
Sounds are what tell me when I am in the season.
A shift in tone or tenor will register in my less conscious mind and soon I will begin to see the changes around me.
We have lived here for 13 years now,
plenty of time to get to know the music of the place, the rhythm shifts of the seasons, cycles of sound,
the same song played differently year after year.
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
So be it. I will go back to this format where I can answer comments without jumping through hoops.
I will just have to spiff the place up the old fashioned way.
Today Dillon found me this feather on one of our walks. I think it may be an owl feather simply because it is so soft, but it may have belonged to a hawk or turkey.
It reminds me of judes feather project.
I have been limiting the media I am taking in, I have found that I was using other's voices to drown out my own. There are so many sources, websites, news, tv, books, facebook, pintrest, games, and more that aren't coming to mind...
I don't want to cut myself off completely, all of these make good servants but poor masters. (maybe not the games)
I have been encountering aspects of the the idea of disconnecting repeatedly over the last week here, here, and here
All serving to reinforce my impulse, to curate my life a bit more discerningly.