Sunday, July 24, 2016

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

july 19th full moon

First moon after the Solstice, though it doesn't seem like it,  as lightening crackles across the sky, and the heat and  humidity increases, we are inching closer to the cold, bleak days of winter.  The  Buck Moon, a name given to this full moon suggests strength,  this is the month when the antlers of both deer and Moose begin to grow.   In the late fall the rutting season will begin, a new  generation of fawns will begin, as the winter deepens the antlers will be shed, and when spring arrives the fawns will drop, beginning the cycle of life all over again. 

Thunder moon, Lightening moon, Heat moon
Summer Moon, Blackberry Moon, Berry Moon

Hay Moon, , during the first week or so of the month the hay is cut and left to dry for 3 days{or more} and then bailed up for winter fodder. Berries, begin to ripen, raspberries, blueberries and the earliest blackberries are ripe under the Gathering Moon.

The Green Bread moon, is my name for Julys full moon because the heat and humidity always make the bread go moldy.

Monday, July 18, 2016

haiku~~~no doubt


Use it up, my toys
wear it out, wagon wheels, tractor parts
made it do, no doubt

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Silent Sunday fungi

Friday, July 15, 2016

Go ahead, ask me how I feel

Go, ahead ask me how I feel, I dare ya, because I will tell you.

I might tell you that today I am soaring with the Turkey vultures.  Or that I would rather be asleep.  Who knows what I will say, and that includes my selves, err I mean myself    I could be finer than frog hair, or lower than a turtle in a ditch.  Tickled pink or wondering if anyone got the license number of the truck that hit me.    Somewhere along the life's line, I decided that the standard  response of "fine and yourself?' was a convention of society not an honest answer.  That doesn't mean I believe that a litany of woes is a good answer's good  have a positive attitude and speaking your mind can result in a much more spirited conversation.  Since I don't know how to text I'm forced to us plain old fashioned words, which includes the charms of  inflection  and nuance.

I also love it when people ask me what I am doing, they don't expect to hear making jam, folding laundry, sorting dried beans, they expect to hear "not much" or "nothing"  At one point someone said to me, "I ask you what you are doing because you are always doing something interesting."  I replied something like I was washing the floor.   In fact even those of us blessed with interesting lives have to do some cleaning once in awhile, of course no more than necessary, because housework really is unhealthy, all those nasty cleaning chemicals, falling off step ladders, getting ones finger caught in mouse traps, mouse traps carry Hanta virus!!!  I know this to be absolute truth because I made it up.

But I digress, often actually, my deep and abiding feeling is that "nothing" or "not much" is something  one says to mitigate any sense of interrupting someone's day, on the  part of a  caller who doesn't have enough to keep them occupied.  Or may-be not. who knows?  Especially  necessary on days when one has convinced themselves that they will do some task that they just plain don't want to do.

I know that this picture has nothing to do with what I was rambling on about, but I always liked those little wax bottles filled with sweet syrupy stuff. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

haiku~~~painting with fog

fog close to the ground
painted by the breeze and sun
 ever changing scene

Monday, July 11, 2016

Sorta silent Christmas in July

It's time for Christmas in July again,  with  Christmas sales in stores  and Christmas movies on TV, I am told that the first 'Christmas  in July' was a tactic for attracting customer to ski resort in Australia, where it is wintertime at this time of year,  Christmastime is during their summer.  I  feel certain it's popularity has something to do with the heat and humidity of our summer.