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Season of Sprouts: Family Children

IMG_6311PrincessDancingThis is perhaps the most memorable quote of the summer--so far.Overheard from the back seat on the 800 mile trip from home to Goose Creek, the four year old offers this bit of wisdom to no one in particular.  And later, she performs for no apparent reason in the kitchen,  bouncing between the kitchen counters and the fridge.What a puny stage for a beautiful budding ballerina!And I've already shared about the brief visit of the grands during the short break between the last day of school and the first day of vacation. … Continue Reading ››

This Bountiful Land: Pasture First Cutting

AbbyTarynHaybales-03_680It was not the purpose for cutting and baling hay that the grands have a place to play King (er Queen) of the Mountain.But the fact that they invented their own entertainment and burned off some youthful energy in the process (with digital devices nowhere in sight) is one pleasant side-effect of last week's haying.The purpose, of course, was to power the growth of meat animals who will digest the tens of thousands of round bales cut in Floyd County and turn it into protein for growing bodies like those of … Continue Reading ››

Facing Downstream

At the Threshold
At the Threshold
One of the things I hope to reflect on in this would-be third book (that I sometimes think about and less often actually add material to) is the topic of aging, from a personal point of view of course.I took this image yesterday of Ann at the crossing, following the waters of Nameless Creek as it flows away towards an unseen destination. This might become a possible image for use if one of those passages on growing old and moving on would benefit from a symbolic visual.You … Continue Reading ››

The Simple Things: Not

IMG_5941pastureDaisy680Why is the month of June always in need of a parallel-universe June so that a person can do all that needs to be done?I think it can be blamed on the longer days, the abundance of weeds, the unplanted seeds, the swarm of calendar events and the rush of joy at finally wearing short sleeve shirts before July comes and you want no shirt at all.Suffice it to say that, despite the simplicity of this image post this morning, life ain't kinda laid back for this country boy.Tomorrow, some indication of … Continue Reading ››

Nature Post #5: Hawkwing Stealth Camo

IMG_5912Moth680Sorry, combining a blog post with a Facebook part of a series of nature shots I promised--one a day for a week, now with a gap while on the road. And lots of gaps in the task list (so yes I'm up before 4a.)And while on the road just yesterday, I stopped at a service station for coffee off I-40 near Hampstead, NC yesterday at 445 a.m. for gas and coffee.You have to realize that every time I get around bright lights in a warm place at night it reminds me of … Continue Reading ››
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