Friday, July 25, 2014

Away With Us

Looks like we're packed without incident. No fights over the number of bags required to get all the goodies and knitted blankets and presents to Wisconsin and the Littles.

First thing, before bright and early, we're off to the airport for our flight to Minneapolis and our six days away.

I'm very excited, I must say.

Got all my pre-flight projects finished, including the second big fluffy blanket I was knitting for the second little girl and a last minute tunic/dress sewn for the big one.

I'm quite ready to leave, and I'm more than quite ready for bed.

It's going to be a good week.

It's going to be a short night.

So to that end, I'll bid you farewell and Godspeed.

See you in a week or so!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WELCOME DRAGONFLIES!

EAT HEARTY LITTLE BUDDIES

GOODBYE MOSQUITOES...

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Haiku For The Summer Solstice

anticipation

see? summer is here, and now

dark begins to grow


Friday, June 13, 2014

10:45 On A Dreary Friday Night

With week-old mosquito bites itching on my back, and the wall clock ticking its inexorable way to Saturday, I sit in the sun room watching the clouds gather over The Field.

I've heard that there is a full moon tonight, this Friday the thirteenth. A fairly rare occurrence by all accounts. I don't think it will be visible here... nope. Had to go and check. The moon is hiding its face. The part of me that doesn't want to weed the garden tomorrow is hoping that those clouds are full of rain so I can avoid that chore with a clear conscience.

I'm having a hard time "getting into" June. I mean, it's half over, so I'm into it, but I'm not "into" it, if you know what I mean. It took so long for spring to come that even now I only half believe that winter is really over, and if I start counting how long we have before autumn can be expected, well, it's just downright depressing.

Summer in The Field.

It IS summer in The Field, isn't it? Felt like we had summer a couple of weeks back, but now it has moved on to a kind of indeterminate season of cool nights and gray, threatening days with the odd burst of sunshine, heat and birdsong.

Ah, well. If this IS summer, I'd best start enjoying it, because it will well and truly be gone far too soon. Maybe if I envision the next inevitable long, cold, snowy winter for a few minutes it will give me the motivation I need to get out there and seize the season.

Maybe.

Let's give it until July, shall we? If things haven't shaped up by then we can look into a tropical vacation or a hot tub.




Wednesday, March 26, 2014

One More For The Snowy Road

BIRDS BUILDING IGLOOS
YOU EXPECT TO HAVE FLOWERS?!
SPRING IN CANADA

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

In Which I Re-Haiku The Fridge After A Look At The Weather Forecast

SORRY, I WAS WRONG
SPRING-LIKE AIR MADE ME ZEALOUS
TOO HOPEFUL BY FAR

*And the predicted measurable centimeters of snow have begun to fall...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014