~the adventures of flat bride~ chapter one ~ introducing flat bride!

pull up a comfortable chair and sit your inner child down for a tea party and a story.

there once was a little girl named mary beth, and she dreamed of one day meeting a handsome man, falling in love, and getting married and living happily ever after. she was a well-rounded child and had . . . → Read More: ~the adventures of flat bride~ chapter one ~ introducing flat bride!

more ny beauty

on the outside chance you are not weary of photos from my new camera yet… a few more photos from our trip to new york. (i promise, i culled them! we’re almost there!)

 

other posts you may enjoy:~this moment~ crab dock bliss~this moment~~rainbow . . . → Read More: more ny beauty

artsy farmsy

this one is a little bittersweet for me… looking through the lens of a camera leads me sometimes to observe more deeply what is happening in the world around me, and really take in realities like the deterioration of the farm i grew up on; the place where i learned that i am a . . . → Read More: artsy farmsy

sunset bonfire

a sunset bonfire was lit.

folk songs were sung. roger miller, john denver, and in spite of my mom’s pleading, the very unfortunate man. country roads, take me home gets me in the ganechtagazoink every time.

cries of “expelliarmus!” and “stupefy!” . . . → Read More: sunset bonfire

plowing the garden

the first pass

quinn asked grampy as soon as he got home from work, the day we arrived, “can i come ride on the tractor with you every time you drive it while i’m here?” the timing of our trip worked out perfectly as we got to be there for both mother’s . . . → Read More: plowing the garden

NY rocks

what has NY got that we don’t got in oregon? we might have gigantic trees and the biggest ocean in our coastal bioregion, but there are some ways that new york outshines us.

woodchucks. high prevalence. not available in oregon.

snow after mother’s day. see those flakes? not gonna . . . → Read More: NY rocks

quinn <3 NY

surplus photos of quinn thoroughly enjoying his vacation to grammy and grampy’s house!

 

other posts you may enjoy:~this moment~ fava flowers~a month of unschool~ to play is to learn~this moment~ the skipping milestone~black and white . . . → Read More: quinn <3 NY

family ~ wait, i’m a cousin?!

i have a passel of posts planned for the next week or so, to share about our trip to central new york to visit my family. i took many, many photos with my new camera, and mine were not the only fingers clicking that shutter. the week flew by so quickly that a little reliving . . . → Read More: family ~ wait, i’m a cousin?!

gradual milestones

there is a so much right now… it’s overwhelmingly sweet and poignant and heart-wrenching and growth-promoting… i leave on a 10-day research cruise in less than two weeks, and finally was able to start that conversation with quinn, after much hemming and hawing and stalling on my part.

it was pushing 9:30 sunday night. . . . → Read More: gradual milestones

travel

i’m in seattle for work for a couple of days… my kiddo sounds like he’s doing great at home with dada. oh, hello my old breast pump friend, haven’t spent time with you in a long while… oh hello self, you haven’t spent this much time alone with me in a loooooong while! (got . . . → Read More: travel