… baffleth not.
So it stopped raining. Of course.
Our new house – bought a year ago – came with two rose bushes, and this being our first Spring here, we got to see the roses for the first time. Amie also got to draw and paint one: The context was thus: Grandmother sitting by, also drawing the rose, and grandfather, on the other […]
Amie visited my pottery class a couple of weeks ago, just for 10 minutes while DH picked up pizza down the road. We were glazing but I fired up a wheel for her and stuck on a blob of clay and centered it, adding lots of water. Then she put her little hands on the […]
Sorry for the silence, we’re so busy, working in the garden, on our guestroom, and playing and crafting, and not much energy left for blogging. There is more portrait sketching. Amie made several fast sketches of Thhaam: And here is a glimpse of Thhaam’s portrait of Amie:
We are seeing lots of new birds at our feeders this Spring: a Rose-breasted Grosbeak and a Catbird are making regular visits, and I’ve seen glimpses of an Oriole – bright flashes of yellow and black. Perhaps someone advertised the Black Oil Sunflower seed I got for them at the Audubon shop? And yesterday I […]
Amie’s grandmother arrived to stay for 5 weeks. Amie brought a bouquet of buttercups to the airport and rode the escalators while waiting for Thamm to appear. They settled into a regimen right away, part of which is “school”, “where Thamm pretends to be a teacher, and I pretend to be a student, and our […]
Taking a break from our construction – we were setting tiles till 4 am – and gardening Amie, her grandmother and mself ran off to our favorite place in the US (aside from our own Robin Hill, of course): Drumlin Farm. There were birds, wild (Eastern phoebe?) and tame: And farm equipment (defunct): And strawberry […]
Grosbeak In the early morning I passed by the window without my glasses on and spotted something colorful at the bird feeder. Something very colorful and unfamiliar, though hazy. I rushed to get my glasses: it was a new bird, and I guessed that it was a Grosbeak. I got the camera and the bird […]
Someone asked me: What if you would have to move now? This was with reference to the vegetable garden, to which I have devoted many, many hours of hard labor and a whole lot more of research, hopes and dreams. My answer was: It would be no problem. Really? You could leave all of this […]