Tuesday, July 31, 2012
How full is the moon?
...here comes August...how did this happen so fast? June seemed slow and July flew by. Tomorrow I'll start working on my grandson's quilt again because he and his family are coming to visit soon. But meanwhile...
My apple tree has been Very Productive. It's hard to keep up...so far one apple pie and several containers of apple sauce. Here are apples on the tree:
And here they are on the ground:
This year I've been taking the windfalls to the Community Swap...trading apples for plums and lemons and cucumbers and exchanging kale for collard greens and beans. I'm trying to make use of the limited space in my yard, and I have a LOT to learn about it all. Here's a photo of one of the Swap tables...things don't stay on them very long...it only lasts one half hour...people keep arriving with new offerings...I really like meeting my fellow town-dwellers this way.
Also I wanted to show you how the Edgar Memorial Portrait is coming:
And here is his mom, Molly, in real life...she has started to sing again, and participate in games with Gilly. More on that at another time.
I added some unintelligible grief markings to this one, which has to do with my experiences of wishing things had turned out differently regarding Edgar's lifespan, but finally accepting that it was what it was and I'm so very glad to have known him:
And here is the start of my first portrait of dear rambunctious Gilly, who right now is having a little time-out. She gets a little crazy at night, ( I think the full moon is making a contribution), but often settles down in the crate. We're learning together about harmonious living.
This is the news from here...sending you love and wishing all of us the beginning of a good August and the fullness of your heart and times this full Moon.