Thursday, May 26, 2011

Here comes a whole bunch of photos...I will attempt to catch up!

Puddle swimming--a cool thing to do on a hot spring day--though we haven't had many of those!

Stephen is having a fun time!
 
Brown study
 

 

These berries were green--they have been black and eaten since!

Lavender is very medeival. The leaves are even fagged--like the sleeves of the before mentioned ancients...
 
Embryonic.
A tissue of membrane beyond which glows unborn life...
 
There are more new-old pictures coming...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

A little bit...



pleasant little storks..: )


dear and sweet!

My yellow rose begins to bloom!

"A Sensitive Plant in a garden grew,
And the young winds fed it with silver dew;
And it opened its fan-like leaves to the light,
And closed them beneath the kisses of Night."

--Shelley

These are not acually called "sensitive plants", but they act the same! Stephen charmed me regarding these, and here is a little journal excerpt explaining;
"Stephen and I were standing in my garden where I had just showed him the withered and senile ( but still legitimate ) watermelon plant, when he crouched down and said, "Look, there/s one of those!" (Stephen habitually is an exception to MacPhee's theory of male ways of expressing themselves--not ever using pronouns) It was one of the pink pom-pon plants whose leaves are sensitive to touch and close up--he had recognized it by leaf shape alone--there were'nt any flowers yet!"

How much delight Mom and Dad have given me through this rose!

 ..And a wild favorite of mine with shamrock leaves--the Oxalis!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Building the Shop...

I love these guys. They build such an awe inspiringly large building



"Let's get the height right..."
Silly Stephen--our ever amusing youngest


The first trusses going up!

A glorious sunset
Here he is!

Our present road

When Deborah got tired of biking, --Ben took her place!

Employing himself while the guys butcher!

A Slideshow with freinds

Tranquility

Sandpiper near our puddle!

"Scenes must be beautiful which daily viewed,
Please daily, and whose novelty survives
Long knowledge and the scrutiny of years."

--Cowper

Stephen looks from his limit to the gallant height of the guys...

The winsome Deborah


Stefon helped today : )

Epic
Hard workers!

 
A fat bumblebee squeezes himself in--what a funny fellow he is in his yellow waistcoat!

Wild Blue Indigo is one of my very favorites!

Pass me the ___ , will you?

Elisha brings food to the deserted kitties : )


A short break for discussion!

Dad brings water out to the workers
Yes, another photo of these.
The last.

Stephen enjoys the scaffolding! (He does have a set "no higher than that" limit!)

The Mastermind

Art

Geometric Art


Tag etc. : )


Now the day is over;
Night is drawing nigh;
Shadows of the evening
Steal across the sky.

The light catches the pitcher so beautifully here...

Fare thee well.