Thursday, May 31, 2012

For Dev... On the Way to Rebekah's 8th Grade Graduation

Junior and I were ready, and waiting.

Dev finally came out the door.

Twice or three times.

Then, ta daaaa!  The Graduate!

Ok.  Now we have to hurry, because 5 minutes ago
we were supposed to be there.

Noooooo!  No more photos!
(Isn't she so dang cute???)



Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Musing Morning

Last week our neighbor had her grass cut.  Porfiro left a patch out in the field, and upon questioning, replied, "There is a turkey setting there..."  So I went tippy-toe around the patch, twice.  I couldn't see any turkey.  So, I went in closer, around again.  Then I stopped.  To get a better feel for the situation.  I let my eyes rest, and looked down at my feet (being extremely too close) to see the white bars of her tail feathers about 8 inches from my red Crocks.  I could see her head, too.  I raised my camera, and BOOM!  She was outta there, huge in her fury and chaos and pandemonium.

Oh Goddess.  Forgive me.  What was I thinking?  I wish I'd have stayed with the original shot, this one, of her little piece of meadow which Porfiro left for her.  I am trusting that she went back to her nest, and is settled down in there, peacefully.  I am staying away.

Mary is officially a 6th Grader as of yesterday.  Hers is a precious class of twelve students, and I heard deep appreciation from the words of their teachers.  They will be missed.  And everyone blesses their journey.  Gosh.  From here, it seems that life speeds up a couple of warps, doesn't it?

Lively is an understatement.

Which leads me to my Morning Meditation Room.  The back orchard has become such a haven.  I have been spending hours out there, planting, moving compost, staring into the Borage blue, listening to hundreds of birds all at the same time.

We built a planter box, with a wire bottom, to keep the voracious gophers out of the peppers and beans.  Oh awful rodent: starts at the bottom and chows the whole plant down into its hole, gobbles it whole, leaving me the name tag.  ANCHO gone missing.

So I have over-planted my raised bed.  With anticipation!  I can hardly wait for the medley of plants.  Here is the list:

  • Ancho Peppers
  • Chinese Long Red Beans
  • Rattlesnake Pole Beans
  • Dill
  • Cukes
  • Simpson Lettuce
  • Rhubarb Chard
  • Teddy Bear Sunflowers
  • Carrots!
It is a pretty big bed.  (smile)

Oh and tomatoes!  But they are not in the bed.  We will maybe show those to you tomorrow.  

Yep.  I am back in the garden.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Healdsburg FFA Parade

This one quit, and no amount of cranking could get it going again.

So, everybody out, and push!  This may have been the longest parade ever for these guys.

 I've been told to not photograph strangers, but I couldn't help myself!

OH!  It's the Dancing Mary!!!

...and friends!

Mary is prone to the giggles.

And we are glad of it!

I don't know.  Couldn't spell or pronounce these guys.  Let's just call him the Bottle Guy.

Really.  It was the best parade, ever.
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