Archive for August, 2010

On Deadline

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Deadline

CakeChocCurls2Katie

CakeStarsRick


Cows on the move

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Years ago we belonged to an organic CSA in rural Maryland. It made deliveries in town, but welcomed visitors to the farm to help with harvesting vegetables and pulling the never-ending weeds. (Which is a much more festive activity when undertaken as a group.) There were also CSA potluck picnics, impromptu soccer games, and memorable fund-raising dessert raffles. I particularly remember a chocolate truffle cake…

On a few occasions I packed not only a sketchbook but paints and canvases. This painting emerged one hot late summer day, and it was a challenge. Cows may look immobile but, let me tell you, they don’t stay in one position for more than a few seconds. My hat goes off to Rosa Bonheur.

CSACows

CakePolkaDotsJudyth

Yahrzeit2George

La pensée

Sunday, August 29th, 2010

A painting and a poem for Sunday.

LaPensee2

Flower in the crannied wall,
I pluck you out of the crannies;—
Hold you here, root and all, in my hand,
Little flower—but if I could understand
What you are, root and all, and all in all,
I should know what God and man is.

—Alfred, Lord Tennyson

All in the Family

Saturday, August 28th, 2010

InLaws

CakeVioletsKaruna

CakeBerries2Johanna

CakeSprinklesKatherine


Sightseeing USA Part 5: Statue of Liberty

Friday, August 27th, 2010

Please see August 23rd.

LibertyMurd


Sightseeing USA Part 4: Washington Monument

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Please see August 23rd.

MonumentTrump

Sightseeing USA Part 3: Golden Gate Bridge

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Please see August 23rd.

GoldenGate

Yahrzeit3Bill


Sightseeing USA Part 2: Mount Rushmore

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Please see August 23rd.

MtRushmore

CakeMovieJason




Sightseeing USA Part 1: Yosemite

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

Late August: the last few days of vacation and travel before school starts again.

As governments tighten their belts and cut budgets for museums, monuments, and infrastructure, well-heeled private entities sometimes now step in to cover costs. This practice has its compensations.

Yosemite

Kind to others, brave and good

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

A poem for Sunday from our family dinner table verse book. These blessings sound so simple and straightforward yet are so extremely difficult in practice. Each day presents an opportunity to give it another try…

WeThank