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.
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.