The porch table is cluttered with cups and books: a dictionary, a thesaurus, a phone book and more. I’m adding some last minute touches to the Museletter (the monthly community newsletter I co-edit) and noticing that my fingernails are caked with dirt from putting the asparagus bed to sleep. I’m thinking about Natalie Goldberg and [...]
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Archive for May, 2010
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press on May 27, 2010 Blue Mountain School (BMS) music teacher and Windfall band member Kari Kovick led BMS students in a music program at the Floyd Country Store on Friday afternoon. About 100 people, including students, parents, grandparents, and friends attended the free community event, titled [...]
The new switchback trail up to Buffalo Mountain was lined with bright red fire pinks and May bluets waving in the breeze. We took our time, stopping to photograph a snail on a rock and to admire every variety of wildflower. We posed with boulders as if they were our long lost relatives and sat [...]
1. When the phone rang first thing Sunday morning, I sleepily said to my husband Joe, “It’s the front desk calling to wake us up.” 2. Joe and I hiked Buffalo Mountain, Floyd’s highest peak, today. To borrow (and adapt) a tag-line from Primland (a nearby eco-friendly Resort I’ve been writing about), “It was 4,000 [...]
And I’m not on the wagon yet. Can you blame me? Read my birthday post HERE and HERE.
1. Off Kilter 2. Helter Skelter 3. A Window into the Soul
Morning clouds cling to its bony spine Smoke rings rise from its bowl Fire breathing yawn exhales the sun burns a hole in the fog
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press on May 20, 2010 About 35 Blue Mountain School (BMS) students, along with several BMS teachers and parent volunteers, spent a recent morning planting potatoes as part of Floyd’s Farm to School Program (FTS). The planting, supervised by the Five Penny Farm farmers at their fields [...]
1. As Joe was serving me tea in bed the morning of my birthday, I said, “You remind me of the East Indian butler in Murder on the Nile,” a part he actually played in a Floyd Theater Group production years ago. 2. He wouldn’t put on a white towel for a turban. 3. While [...]
He’s methodical at unwrapping gifts and accepts that he deserves every one. He knows how to tackle any problem and gets right down to it. He’s okay with being the center of attention. He knows how to share and wait his turn. He’s in the present moment. He doesn’t care how old he is or [...]
For my 60th birthday (today!) I soaked in a tub of weightlessness. Floating on what felt like a heated cloud of jiggling jello, I had a cold cloth on my forehead and someone was massaging my feet. I had dinner with a Scottish man who was at John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s Bed-in for Peace, [...]
~ Some of the following photos appeared in The Floyd Press on May 12, 2010. Friday’s Artisan’s Market at the Floyd Community Market pavilion recently celebrated its grand opening with an array of handmade local arts and crafts, including jewelry, clothing, candles, hand built and thrown pottery, soaps, photography, primitive dolls and art, teas, herbal [...]
Last week I found a neon pink strand of silly puddy stuck in my hair. This week I have a diaper in my pocketbook. I fill little red cardboard boxes with organic raisins, check picture books out of the library, and linger over the Tonka trucks at The Farmers Supply store. There’s a toy cell [...]
1. Somehow saying “the phone is vibrating off the table,” doesn’t have the same ring as “it’s ringing off the hook.” 2. Afternoon nap: I had a conk but it wasn’t enough, so then I had a zonk. 3. You do the math: Right now I’m 2 pounds over my “accepted weight,” which is different [...]
I love THIS video! More Wordless Wednesday HERE.
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press newspaper on April 29, 2010 and on their online site HERE. “This is what I did in Haiti,” beamed Dr. Sue Osborne as she showed off a photo of the newborn Haitian twins she delivered. The Osteopathic MD, who heads up Floyd’s Barter Clinic, recently spent [...]
Getting a nose full Up close and personal _______________________ Video clip HERE.
A bud of color A curl unfurls A spinning whirl of twirl Happy Mother’s Day to all.