Friday, August 31, 2007


Mother is in the hospital --our hearts are with her.
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Took these at sunset last night. We had a gorgeous evening followed by an incredible full moon. Now that the oppressive heat has lifted my senses can open to the beauty around us again. It feels good to breathe.
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Karla and Laila

Goethe said, "One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words."

Or if it's the "cat days" of August - you could just sleep.
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Friday, August 24, 2007

Anne Lamott Quote

Anne Lamott credits a priest friend, Tom with saying:

" can safely asume you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."

Enough said!

August Roses & Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying,
And this same flower that smiles to-day
To-morrow will be dying."

Poem by Robert Herrick born this day 1591.
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Thursday, August 23, 2007

You Might Be A Redneck If.........

this is what you do when your dryer drum belt breaks.
Lucky (I guess) for us the very hot dry days make for instant solar drying. So far nothing has fused onto the fence posts but there have been a few errant bugs looking for refuge in the underwear. HD and Lowes laughed when I asked for dryer belts but a small hardware/auto parts store off of the square in Monticello had what we needed in stock. Now to figure out how to put it on. The guy at the store said that it came with directions and gave us a sly smile. He's bettin' on us calling him in a few days -- he's an appliance repairman too. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, August 22, 2007


The garden is beginning to whelm me! The tomatoes and peppers continue to ripen and the heat continues to rise and the rain remains illusive. As we face yet another day of 103 degrees, I'm leaning towards no more hand watering. It's time to let the summer vegetables go and think about fall and winter. We have all feasted heartedly (including the bugs) on tomatoes, melon, cucumbers, basil and peppers. Now begins the process of pulling the plants and feeding the compost. Must work only in the morning before the temperatures rise, so it will take several days to rid the small area of the old plants. Then Eve will be allowed in to eat the grasses that have grown in the pathway.
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Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Love this shot!! Pretty typical of a 4 month old.
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Monday, August 6, 2007


Music: "Bug Song" by Johnny Roquemore

In celebration of the 17 year locust. A small number of photos from our June trip to Chicago to visit friends and family. The 17 year locusts were doing their thing on the North Shore. Jim and Ann-Marie's dog, Maverick, loved to eat them! Some pics of a football scrimmage with Geoff (it was chilly that day). Very few photos of a fun party at Jim and Mary's. Mostly locusts. Background music by our friend and musician, Johnny Roquemore. Check out more of his music

Alex Spreads Light!

While in Chicago we visited Andrea and Ben. Loved playing with darling 9 month old, Alex. What a charmer!

"This Little Light Of Mine" by Fred Holstein (the late great)

Two Horses Eating

I opened the Dooryard Garden gate so the horses could trim the grass. I forgot that Patty doesn't like long grass (bugs)! So Eve did the trimming and Patty stayed in the yard.
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