Monday, September 21, 2009

As summer fades, this is what's in bloom, etc.

Some of the garden critters

I'll write the name as soon as I remember it...have lots of these

Pretty littly dainty pink flowers in the pink garden


Also in the pink garden



It's not quite four o clock




One of the Morning Glories peeking out of the fence











These are the size of dinner plates, I have white and pink ones






The is the after bloom of my sweet autumn clematis







My thorn apple tree waiting for the birds of winter









Sunday, September 20, 2009

Goodbye again summer...

You ask me what I did today.
I could pretend and say,"I don't remember."
But, no, I'll tell you what I did today --
I stored September.

Sat in the sun and let the sun sink in,
Let all the warmth of it caress my skin.
When winter comes, my skin will still remember
The day I stored September.

And then my eyes --
I filled them with the deepest, bluest skies
And all the traceries of wasps and butterflies.
When winter comes, my eyes will still remember
The day they stored September.

And there was cricket song to fill my ears!
And the taste of grapes
And the deep purple of them!
And asters, like small clumps of sky...
You know how much I love them.
That's what I did today
And I know why.
Just simply for the love of it,
I stored September.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Very short silent movies of very young children playing

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The little story lady

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The little Mama


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this is how the knee got skinned...


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Olympic divers at practice



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Sunday, September 06, 2009

The Lord's Prayer (from the New Zealand Prayer Book)

Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in who is heaven:
The hallowing of our name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world.
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from on another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love now and forever.

Amen

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

It's still summer

Been doing some knitting again. Have a lot of spun yarn and purchased yarn to work with. Since it's so cold I may as well start knitting. Now if I could just think of a way to knit, read, and play on the internet at the same time.
Time again to call out the witches

This is one of the reasons summer is so wonderful.


My crop of tomato in the Elf garden.
Owen started school today. He and his sister stayed here overnight last night and he got picked up this morning by his Dad. All excited and packed up with his supplies. Hali was very sick and hadn't slept all night so I wasn't able to see Owen at school on his first day or get a picture of him walking in the door. Hali and I went back to sleep and slept for three more hours until her Dad came back and picked her up. She was on her way to the doctor.
He wanted to bring his football...he relaxes more when he has a football with him. His parent's said he couldn't take it though, because there were too many other things to do at school today and they didn't think he'd get a chance to play with it. May Owen's guardian Angels protect him from the perils of life and keep him sweet and hopeful. I love you Owen...give 'em hell!!