Friday, August 30, 2013

a lanyard


Here is a breathing body and a beating heart,
strong legs, bones and teeth,
and two clear eyes to read the world, she whispered,
and here, I said, is the lanyard I made at camp.

From Billy Collins. The Lanyard. The Trouble with Poetry, 2005.

{we made ours of leather}

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

this is us*

and then the calendar hit the end of august...

fourth and seventh graders are running like clock-work. these two never cease to amaze me. i guess that's what it's all about.

while we are three weeks into it, it still is very much summertime around here. fresh fruits and veggies are abundant and all of the animals are still enjoying our summer living.

i'm looking forward to september. but for now - i'm reveling in the sunshine (and trying to ignore the heat as best i can).







* and yes - this is a 1D reference. and we are off to the opening night tomorrow ;)

Monday, August 26, 2013

the present

Very much enjoyed this short piece on the addition of LA Case Study homes to the Historic National Registry.

Especially the bit on storage (lack thereof) and the California post-war mindset:

"...They tend not to have attics and basements; places to store junk and to hold on to memories. They are about the present; about living in the moment, as we can do in California..." Edward Lifson

We struggle with storage issues in this house. But we are finding solutions... ( "living in the moment").

Monday, August 12, 2013

summer con't (dog days)




tomorrow we are back to school.

we have been filling our days with as much time outside as possible.