Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hummingbird Flees
Annie B. Siemer SFSP 2010
Watercolor Leaf print

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I am still actively seeking a landowner who will rent-to-own (lease option) me an acre or two to build a tiny strawbale octagon...

Happy Birthday Jodi Boas!

Friday, November 19, 2010

mama redwood baby burl
for treefrawg

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

It's funny how our memories put events into place in our psyche.
This spot is monumental for me. If you know me ask me about it.
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My Mom is a real trooper.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

This is the trunk of the oldest Sycamore tree I know. I would have seen this enormous trunk as a very small child growing up in the St. Stephan's parish in Columbus, Ohio where I grew up. Back in the day we had picnics under this tree and it had more trunk. I love the characteristic puzzle like white bark. I took my Mom to church there this a.m. for a mass for my little brother Patrick, who would have been 45 today.
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

If you dedicate yourself to service, the doors will open.
Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan Alchemical Wisdom

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I haven't really used my blog for the potential it has as a writing tool for quite a while. Alot of my energy as a writer goes into the hardback journal and the rest fizzles out onto facebook.

When I think about what exactly I would write about if given the chance to do it for months (and be supported financially) for it, I tend to lean toward what would make the greatest impact.

I think this must be a Libra cell within me that resists writing for the sake of writing. I t must stand for something , do some great justice.

Hmm, should I write about the years hiking and teaching in the woods with kids of all ages? Did I learn anything beyond that I love being outside always? Did I learn alot from those kids? You betcha. But I learned " things that is in all of our guts". We all have these needs. Some are mere Thneeds, as Dr. Suess says, Things that you think that you need". We all need food and water and air to survive. We are all better off with shelter and love as well.

Should I write about the plant world or the feeling I get when I am around animals? Should I write and tell everyone that I know to drop everything, go buy enough seeds to feed you for an entire year and do everything in your means to make sure that they sprout and thrive this spring. That you can save those efforts in jars and containers . Save those seeds. Be concerned with nothing more than feeding those around you.

Another great Lloyd Kahn blog, but then again they all are. I love this sign, had to share.

Although we have been made to believe that if we let go we will end up with nothing, life reveals just the opposite: that letting go is the real path to freedom.
Sogyal Rinpoche Glimpse After Glimpse

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

it's kinda hard to see in this photo but this is the first
Rainbow I've ever seen with multiple bands of a day-glo pink color...