Aug. 5th, 2009

folksy: (ghosts)

mr earl grey

Summer has this girl with me all the time, which is no problem except when she wants to do a million crafts every minute :) A few weeks ago I had her glue loose earl grey tea onto a little drawing and we made 'Mr Earl Grey'. His beard smells pretty good too!


Monday we were drawing and coloring and I began a 'bark' painting that I would attach to a tin can and then punch holes to make a lantern.



Finally it was dark enough to try out our new little celestial lantern I made for her. With put our hedgehog jar votive on first and then the new one..

hedgehog jar lantern


we love things with soft fire glows...especially a little owl lantern I made a few weeks ago. She has fun walking around with it pretending to be looking for people..

the owl lantern



folksy: (bubelah)
 Yesterday we waited until late afternoon and took a small trip to the nearby regional park.
We found some perfect trees for her to begin to learn how to climb them. At first, she needed assistance but she was eager to continue to learn.
I love being there. Living in the suburbs, you need an escape where there are more trees to explore, more life around you other than people, more textures, more sights, more sounds from nature itself.



climbing trees
Climbing on her own


a blackbird seems to wonder



the three sisters
I like to believe these three are chatty sisters, talking non stop about others around the pond and all the strangers without feathers who come by..



under the bench

ghostie drawing on bark
a little ghostie i drew on fallen bark
a moment of triumph and respite



small trees

trying to escape

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. --Anne Frank