Tuesday, February 23, 2010

~A Gypsy in Grandma's Garden, A Newsgirl in Grandpa's Driveway~

~We had so much fun taking these photos. It brought back some nostalgic feelings as we remembered our younger days playing dress up in Grandma's big closet. This was sort of a goodbye to old times...
~In the garden where your mother sat mending the torn sail laundry flaps deliriously.
The boat is in dry dock.~

~You are sole mistress of this place, counting the deer among the asparagus, bare feet heedless of ticks.~
~Over the porch, a wasp’s nest breeds while an oriole pecks the fallen peach. It is summer once again, the season at its fevered work~
~small calamities in the grass, weeds encroaching on dianthus, ant struggling with a skeletal bee,
the rock garden dry and gray.~

~A trowel gleams in the sun, but the air is charged with storm. Gravity pulls the rosy heads down. It will not do to work today.~

~From the harbor, unseen, a wind whips up the speckled iris and lifts the veiled curtains of the nonagenarian’s tilting house.~

~The first drops dampen the gardener at midlife, who hefts a basket of weeds, pausing to take root and stock.
-Carol Alexander~

Monday, February 22, 2010

~An Album of Grandmother's Hats & Grandfathers Trunk~

~Most of you know I have an addiction to hats in all shapes and sizes, except baseball caps, I have a thing against most baseball caps. (I did actually find one plain jean baseball cap I like....) But what most of you probably do not know is that I inherited my love of hats from my Grandmother.

~So, while we are here staying with my Grandparents in Oregon, be prepared for an abundance of hat pictures! Savannah and I decided to do a photo shoot today featuring as many of my Grandmother's hats as possible. Then, since we were raiding her closet anyways, we decided to pull out some of her most interesting wardrobe pieces to pair with the hats.~

~The trunk was my Great Grandfathers Marine chest. We dug it out of the shed and set it up on the sidewalk in front of my Grandma's house.

~Don't ask what it took for me to get Nan to take this shot. Not a good moment. Especially since that is a public highschool across the street, and it was recess.

And so ends theme one of our shoot. I'll be back in the next couple days with some more of "Grandmothers Hats" and "Grandfathers Trunk".

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Verizon's Hilarious Zany Twilight Spoof

Way to go Verizon!

Monday, February 1, 2010

~Goodbyes for Now~

~Well, it's time for me to say goodbye to the blogosphere. Our internet is being dismantled so, I'll post more on the other side! (Or if I can find some place to legally leach bandwidth while on the trip!)
~In Christ,

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