We're plugging away around here trying our best to enjoy as much of this ride as we can. I'd like to say THANK YOU for all of the kind comments you leave. Keep 'em coming! But forgive me if I don't answer as many or I leave fewer for you than I have been. It's just life getting in the way, and that's a good thing. Spending too much time staring at glowing screens can make a girl's eyes hurt, you know?
Tuesday we delivered a newborn rabbit to a wildlife rescue facility. His brothers and sisters met a brutal fate thanks to the neighbors' cat, and we just didn't have the heart to leave him for the same. Then yesterday we found this flightless fellow on our patio with an injured wing. Surely he'll die too, perhaps become a meal for a bird. So it goes. Needless to say, we have been discussing life and death. A lot.
What else have we been up to? Baking. Listening to thunder storms. Learning addition and subtraction. Digging in the dirt. Dancing. Hanging out with friends. Playing outside. Making stuff.
I hope to be back (in moderation of course) next week. Have a wonderful weekend!
(I swiped this photo from his MySpace page. I hope he doesn't mind. Go there and you can listen to a few songs. I took my camera, but felt dorky and locked it in the trunk at the last minute. I wish I hadn't.)
I just HAD to pop in and say how much Andrew Bird rocks. We went to see him (+ Martin Dosh and Jeremy Ylvisaker) last night at the Blue Note in Columbia, MO. Now I have some of his music on cd and on the computer, and he's very good. But live he's surprising, amazing and totally rockin'. Totally. It's like nothing you've ever heard. Plus I really dig that geeky, intellectual songwriter vibe.
Enough. Give me a few more days and I'll be back. xo.
• Find pleasure in the small moments
• Be grateful for my loved ones
• Get going on our veggie patch
• Hang a clothesline somewhere
• Enjoy the weather; Spring is back!
• Make a spinach quiche
• Knit something. Wish me luck.
• Finish several baby gifts
• and a birthday gift
• Barbecue with good friends
• Go see this guy in concert- yay!
• Celebrate Earth Day
I'll be back in a week or two. Take care of yourselves, friends.
I took this photograph last week for Street Project.
It's the view looking up Main Street towards downtown from the walkway at Union Station in Kansas City, MO. Now I know you've got a Main Street, so go take a photo. (It's fun.)
p.s. It just barely snowed Friday night, hardly even a flurry, and today we're back to totally beautiful Springtime weather. Yipee!
I had plans last night for a drawing with a smidgen of collage to include today, but instead I vegged out in front of this movie late into the wee hours. It's good- quiet and thoughtful, and Amy Adams is brilliant in it.
They're calling for light snow!! this weekend, so I have a feeling we'll be inside working on the never ending home improvement projects. Springtime, where have you gone?!
Thanks, Julie, for Color Week. Have a great Friday the 13th... I'm wishing you all nothing but good luck!
A photograph for Da. We love you.
In addition to each Color Week photo, I hoped to have one new handmade item in the same color scheme. It's only day two and I don't have anything finished. C'est la vie. Maybe tomorrow.
The last of the tulips.
I have been patiently awaiting the lilac blooms. They had just started to open, when it dipped to near 30º F last night. It may drop into the 20's all this week, so in a fit of panic this morning I cut big bunches of them and put them in water. Do you think they'll bloom inside even if the frost nipped at them? Come on, sad little fellas, I'm rooting for you.
Gimme a L.... gimme an I... gimme a L...
An old thrifted dress that felt a little too short and a little too dated becomes a preppy, tunic-y top. I opened the side seams and shortened it about 4 inches. It's much better now.
(We like to call ourselves frugal, not cheap.)
I was trying to avoid the awkward standing against the wall head-cut-off self portrait, and in the process mastered the dorky holding the camera in the (dirty) mirror shot. The trouble I was having getting a good photo caused the sour expression. More restyled clothes are in the works. A skirt is fixin' to become a smocky thing. If I can figure it out.
Have a great Tuesday!
I signed up to do the 30 Day Challenge in March. The premise was simple: a photo everyday for 30 days. I skipped a day due to travel, so it bled over into April one day. There are some in there I love and some not so much. But I learned a lot about the new camera and myself. A few of these don't translate well into the thumbnails, so pop over to Flickr and check them out then let me know what you think.
There's something so immediate and rewarding about photography. It has the ability to freeze a moment in time and capture an emotion or a mood instantly. It enables us to examine more closely the shapes and colors and forms of one single frame of life. One memory, one vision, one second, one blink of the eye.
I'm hopelessly addicted.