These are interesting times. Can anyone really deny that the world is in a downward spiral? I mean, sure some things are improving, but I think the bad progress outweighs the good at this point. [Small digression to say that a downward trend can and will include blips of the positive but still be trending … Continue reading The Obstacle Course
I finished this doll the other day and mailed her yesterday to a friend who couldn’t resist her. I had so much fun making a doll with hair that looks real. As I mentioned in a previous post, this is mohair weft, from an adult angora goat. It’s a little coarse, but absolutely like real … Continue reading New Doll(s)
My rosebud is opening up. Another bud is starting to open too. It’s been a busy couple of days, but in a way it feels like I’ve gotten nothing done. Don’t you hate that? So much of the work is intangible: taking care of small children which involves a lot of “watch me, Mama!” I … Continue reading Saturday morning
Growing things I’ve never had a rose bush before. I discovered that there was a small, barely alive one mostly hidden by the front shrubs and I decided to see if it could be coaxed back to health. I aerated the soil and added some rose fertilizer but as the weeks went by nothing really … Continue reading Wednesday Collage
Well, it’s been a while. I’ll be honest, the main reason I’m blogging again is because I was silenced on Instagram. That was my only general, personal outlet. Twitter is 99% weather for me. I keep it that way because I’ve made weather-geek friends there, some of whom wouldn’t have anything to do with me … Continue reading Havel’s Greengocer and Social Media
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.