1. Monarch Butterflies Make a Pit Stop on their way to Mexico: I had been waiting all month for a sighting of more than one or two fleeting monarchs. It finally happened on a country road when I pulled over to take a picture of a favorite old barn and noticed dozens of monarchs feasting [...]
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Archive for September, 2010
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AKA “Seeing Double” Chainsaw ale and cheesecake topped with warm peaches was a standout treat, especially because they were enjoyed to the acoustic playing and beat tapping shout-outs of double neck guitarist Mark Kroos. It’s a good thing I sat next to Jon and Katie’s young daughter River who offered me a slice of pizza [...]
We made scrambled eggs with yellow playdough and he cooked them on the play stove. He was wearing a knight’s helmet that was a little too big for his head. I brought him a basket of small red delicious apples. He loaded them up on the back of his dump truck. He liked the story [...]
As far as I can determine, I’m a Jungian Taoist who might have been a Transcendentalist if I lived in the time of Emerson and Thoreau. I’m a cultural Catholic who believes in Divine Intelligence and accepts Evolution as fact. I believe a myth is a lie that tells the truth and in the radical [...]
1. Lying on the hammock with my husband Joe, he says to me, “Can you get that “no see um” on my arm?” I answer, “How can I get him when I can’t even see him.” 2. The day after filling a couple of shopping bags and a hiking pack full of apples, I’ve been [...]
Note: My husband’s been very busy.
Teasing Eve Einstein Berry Moon Half Eaten The World Beyond
It was fitting that Sue Osborne read about the life of William Carlos Williams and his poetry at September’s Spoken Word Open Mic because, like Williams, Sue is a medical doctor and a poet. Her son Mars is a poet too. He read poetry that he wrote in math class (I hope his teacher doesn’t [...]
Katherine, Jayn, and I drank red rooibos tea because it was late in the day and rooibos has no caffeine. The sun was setting outside the window of Lucy Monroe’s coffee house in Christiansburg, where Chelsea and Bill were setting up microphone equipment for an evening of jazz and poetry. The subject was coffee and [...]
Bluebird, robin, golden finch Sitting on the farmer’s fence Sing a song for Caitlin and Kim Sing until the cows come in
1. Joe and I just saw the movie Inception, which made me remember this favorite quote: “Dreams are real as long as they last. Can we say anymore about life?” Havelock Ellis 2. We’ve been picking turnip greens from under our new Redbud tree in our yard. I guess there were seeds in the compost [...]
~ It’s Wordless Wednesday and all of the above barns are located within about 5 miles of where I live.
~ The following was published in The Floyd Press on September 9, 2010 For more than two years Dogtown Pizza has been on the road, serving homemade wood-fired pizzas off the back of Jon Roberts’ truck. This summer Roberts and Dogtown co-owner Scott Smith parked the truck long enough to open the Dogtown Roadhouse, a [...]
~ The first six photos in the series below appeared in The Floyd Press on September 9, 2010. Lotus Yard wore a red dress to the Floyd’s downtown First Friday event. She enjoyed a fruit smoothie from the Black Water Loft and a barbeque sandwich at the BBQ stand with her mother. Painter and poet [...]
I did not fulfill my fantasy of being a pie contest judge for our town’s Country Fair, but I did get to have a hearty slice of the best apple pie I’ve ever tasted (washed down with an excellent Brooklyn Ale on tap). The pie was baked by my friend Mara with apples from her [...]
That’s me doing “research” for a story about the new Dogtown Roadhouse in town. They have 8 beers on tap and 28 kinds of bottled microbrews. The beer tasting put my fellow Scrabble players at an advantage. “Just one more piece?” young Porter Sweeney seemed to ask his dad. At Dogtown they cook pizza in [...]