May 29, 2012

Leave Your Sleep

Droid 2 Global, photo credit: Girl

Apple iTouch

From breakfast on through the day
At home among my friends I stay,
But every night I go abroad

Afar into the land of Nod.

All by myself I have to go,
With none to tell me what to do--
All alone beside the streams
And up the mountain-sides of dreams.

The strangest things are there for me,
Both things to eat and things to see,
And many frightening sights abroad
Till morning in the land of Nod.

Try as I like to find the way,
I never can get back by day,
Nor can remember plain and clear
The curious music that I hear.

Natalie Merchant, your voice, your movements and your humor never fail. Thank you, my thoughtful Girl, for an amazing evening with the North Carolina Symphony & one of my favorite artists... 

May 28, 2012

The Countdown gets some rain

In 7 weeks I will be 41... somedays, this does not make me smile, I haven't figured out why
(ain't never  been an issue before..?!)

The skies tell amazing stories, echoing loudly with stormy clouds 

Crying softly, after the dark, thunder has subsided

drinking and whispering condolences and encouragement

providing nourishment to the forest friends and families.
The daily storms that have been passing through, thanks to tropical storm Beryl have been beautiful. We are fortunate that they are not strong enough to cause any damage (so far) to our region, although I have lost a few tomato and squash blossoms to some fairly agressive and large hail bits (grrrr) .... I wouldn't trade it. I find myself looking forward to these huge gray thunderclouds rolling in, the giant bowling ball sounds bashing around above my head, and then the down pour of quarter-sized rain drops plopping in a rapid fire fall of speed... my blouse yesterday was soaked through and I just ran from the back porch down to the chicken coop to close their door (and back again)... took less than a minute... and then, in about 20 minutes the storm had calmed, the drizzles had started and the ground loves that here. The forest and foliage love it... the BUGS love it... I truly love it. (not the bugs so much) Happy Sunday ya'll........

May 27, 2012

50 days until 41... and a little Hard Apple Cider while dinner simmers  doesn't hurt ...

May 26, 2012

Project Pink - 52 Photos

The first color of the 52 Photos Project, Season 2 ... is Pink.
 I humbly submit to you, my captures for this week....

Canon EOS Rebel XTi

Canon EOS Rebel XTi

May 25, 2012

51 Days to 41

I love it when my hands smell like parsley, oregano, basil, garlic, ohhh the list is varied and endless.... All crushed and chopped and fresh from the herb garden I've developed just outside my front door. That little patch certainly rates in the top ten "at my fingertips" benefits I won't soon forgo.

And... in 51 days, I will be 41 ... and this is what today started like.

May 19, 2012

Movement - 52 Photos

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, North Carolina Zoo, Greensboro
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.
~Deepak Chopra~

May 15, 2012

Where We Meet is the third week of prompts over at 52 Photo's where Bella Cirovic hosts a wildly  talented circle of photographers and bloggers and where I find an unending path of inspiration and joy.    

Here, at CBF, we gather in the kitchen for almost everything, snacks, homework, small talk, rock breaking.... it is where I smear paint when I don't need to be alone, make attempts at sewing, all sorts of sweet treats and daily dinners... the kitchen is the heart of our home.


Homemade goodness is the sure way to happy faces in our house.....

Even the elusive Teenager offers a smile when lured into the brightly lit, sweet smelling, geode breaking, cheesey smile makin' spot :)

Where's yours?

May 5, 2012

Let The Sun Shine In

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn.
~Andrew Mason

For many days now the lawns across the south have become littered with these hugenormous dandelions and their poofy white counterparts that dance on the wind, unleashing havoc on the allergen weak.  For the charmed blue farm family, that means 3 out of 4 noses are on constant drip. Should a wager be offered on who is without a sniffle, the smile you see in the first photo, might just give you the upper hand.

Thank you to Ms. Bella and Week Two of the 52 Photo's project for providing today's inspiration :)