Monday, February 21, 2005
Funny, the associations things bring to mind. These two clothes pins have the afternoon "off." They are just there, taking in the afternoon sun and a nice, warm breeze...just blowin' in the wind. When I was in high school, I would hang out with friends in a parking lot of a big ice cream place called "Bond's." My dad would always ask what I was going to do, and I would mumble "just hanging out,"....a phrase which drove him crazy. When I passed these clothes pins I thought of that long ago time - as I was just hanging out, this afternoon.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
There are turkeys here - we see them almost every day. I should have taken this one in color. Maybe I will try that later this afternoon. Someone once told me that the hardest thing to see "in the wild" are wild turkeys. Such sightings come quite easily here. I never knew that they could fly - it takes them a while to rev up, but, like a plane, once they get enough of ground speed up, they are aloft. They make quite a racket when they do so.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Thursday, February 10, 2005
Our water tower - if you have read William Least Heat Moon's "Blue Highways," this is the tower he saw which attracted and guided him here, to the monastery, where he stayed for a few days. There is a section in his book about his stay here, as well as a few photographs. It is a wonderful book.
Saturday, February 05, 2005
The Rule says that we are supposed to discard what we do not really need - but I am glad that we have not taken that to the extreme. There are some old, beautiful things in all sorts of places around here. I do not know what the use of the metal can was - we used to have a dairy farm here, some years back. Maybe it is from those days.