She was an only child, doted on by her parents. She was a Girl Scout at a time when they really were scouts. She'd tell us about going camping for two weeks during which time the weather was mostly rain. They put up tents – not the modern “pop-up” kind, but the kind that needed … Continue reading Grandmother
(Bluebonnets and Indian Paintbrush photographed by daughters) I love taking pictures of flowers, especially macro pictures. The closer you get the more there is to see in the structure of each flower. The simplest is actually full of incredible detail. My little girls are always stopping on walks or in the yard to peer down … Continue reading Flowers
“Heeeere fishyfishyfishyfishy...” Swallows were flying just above the ground.
Here are some photos of things I baked/cooked during Lent. Looking back I’m surprised I didn’t take more pictures. The prosphora photo was taken before baking. I was just impressed with the seal.
This is the most recent (custom) priest doll. This next doll was ordered by the same person, a bit of a departure because he is the first saint doll I have made. This is St. Christos the Gardener. The cover of this children’s book was the inspiration. In some icons he’s depicted holding one or … Continue reading Two recent Orthodox dolls
Beautiful and he knows it.Sub-deacon IndianaWe are not amused.Helping make masks.Your move. That last one is my favorite.
Duchess and I took the little girls to a local park to stretch our legs and look at something beautiful for a change. The egret at the pond was very unafraid of people and let us get quite close.
Sunday of Orthodoxy Pan-Orthodox Vespers at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Houston Ok, I admit it feels rather silly to be posting photos of the Sunday of Orthodoxy, the first Sunday of Great Lent, during Bright Week. Bear with me. Although we didn’t know it we had just one more weekend in church before the … Continue reading Sunday of Orthodoxy: a retrospective
Well, I’ve wanted to try this for a while so I got some parachute cord, sat down with a YouTube instruction video, and started alternately pressing play, pause, and rewind. This was not very successful. I will give myself a little grace and add that I also had a preschooler sticking her head over my … Continue reading Tying a prayer rope 1
What a beautiful day! The sunrise this morning was gorgeous and I decided to glory in what I *could* see instead of bemoaning the fact that I couldn’t leave the house to head to my better view. The humidity is only 35% and I have the windows open. Most of the morning work is done … Continue reading Glorious Day