Sunday, February 10, 2019

Winter Sketches

I hate being cold!
But who can resist this chance.
There's just something about a dust of snow
that lures even this cold-blooded
person out to the garden on a February day
(bundled and encased in down though I am).

Snow magically traces 
more interesting lines,
accentuating shape,
highlighting form.


Monday, January 7, 2019

Christmas 2018

Contemplating our blessed Christmas season and adding pictures
 to remind myself and look back on in the future.

( I never seem to get this done till January.)

Everyone except Drake and Jess, who has to leave before dinner.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Monday, October 29, 2018

Posting a Letter on a Foggy Morning

With Poppy.

And taking a few pictures...just because we're so cute.

Monday, October 15, 2018


A completely straightforward look.  

Monday, September 17, 2018


If not a formal reenactment, at least some of the kids having fun with Poppy's collection of WWII things, finding clothes that fit, trying on various effects and combinations. Poppy got a kick out of the interest taken in his favorite things and much of Saturday afternoon was consumed in this way. We didn't realize how long it had been since the kids had seen any of his vast collection.

Lola thinks she would make a good bugler. She put all her heart and lungs into it! It's trickier than you'd think to get a decent tone out of one of those things, but she managed to get a few blasts.

Leif is marching in the infantry I guess. (A little "gear adrift" but pretty good fit, all things considered.)

Luke was just enjoying organizing and cleaning in the little building that is seldom open which we've dubbed "The Museum".