Sunday, June 30, 2013

no post yesterday because we had no power

we had no power
 because a squirrel
 had a fatal encounter
with the transformer at the end of our street 

Friday, June 28, 2013

in the woodworker's shop

mr. brattcat is building a sideboard for our diningroom.
this new piece of furniture has come so far from a bundle of lumber, 
but still has a long way to go before it's finished.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

building a stone wall

in oppressive heat
and maintaining one's sense of humor.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

yesterday morning, in the dawning,

i discovered this cut glass vase 
had become a bowl of sunlight.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

a bouquet to share

on this steamy morning. 
what will you do with this day?

Monday, June 24, 2013

at the christening

while his baby sister received her blessings,
the big brother gathered some blessings of his own.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

it will be so hot here today

shall we dream of gliding across ice?

Friday, June 21, 2013

and a little pig

balanced a golden needle on its snout

Thursday, June 20, 2013

once upon a walk

a dinosaur emerged from the upper left hand corner of a stone wall

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

did you ever

wash your hair in a rainstorm?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

looks innocent, doesn't he?

but he's made of cotton on #2 needles and i'm not certain my neck will ever recover from creating him.

Monday, June 17, 2013

the crowning

i end this strolling of the heifers series with an enchanting tiara-wearing alpaca.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

the goat olympics

it took these guys
 awhile to figure out the game plan
but eventually they caught on and happily ate their "awards" at the finish line.
happy father's day.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

after the parade

there were tractors to check out...

Friday, June 14, 2013

a nurse from brattleboro memorial hospital

handed out healthy treats to children lining the parade route.
if you had to go to the hospital wouldn't you love being taken care of by this guy?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

hats and smiles

from shy slip of sunshine
to beaming bright light-up-the-street smiles

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

point of view 2

this girl took in the parade from up on the roof

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

points of view

one girl watched the parade from her third story window.

Monday, June 10, 2013

stage fright

some of the littlest heifers got the jitters at the start and needed a little encouragement climbing main street hill.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

to our "udder" delight

the clouds parted, the sun smiled broadly,
not a single drop fell on our parade.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

while waiting for the parade to begin

how about a little stroll in the side garden?

Friday, June 7, 2013

something's up

tomorrow is the annual STROLLING OF THE HEIFERS,
when main street surrenders to a herd of garlanded cows.

this little guy will vanish, poof, 
at the very first clop of the very first hoof.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

mr. brattcat has been making art again

gifts from the june cutting garden

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

there is only an inch or so left on the spool of this school year

and teachers and children alike
are poised to fly off into summer

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

the early morning sun

went skipping through our front garden.

Monday, June 3, 2013

pass it on

can you imagine one box whispering to its closest neighbor?
and that neighbor whispering to the next,
and the next?
would the message be the same by the time it reached the end of the line?

Sunday, June 2, 2013

alki steriopoulis live

he filled the congregational church with his original compositions despite the crushing heat,
making us laugh and sigh and wonder at how fingers can move that fast.
i think rudolph serkin would have been pleased to hear such a nimble musician play his piano.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

the beauty of decay

at the edge of amish country, shartlesville, pennsylvania...
a wall fragment,
a vanishing path,
a weary barn.