We’re firmly into summer here which means a lot of staying indoors except in the early morning or evening. It’s just too hot. Yesterday afternoon the temperature was 98 with a heat index of 108. It was like a sauna. The little girls have a wading pool in the back yard but they’re only permitted … Continue reading Living life
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
(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.
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