~rainbow mondays~ tomato surprise

red: ashberry tree behind our living school where a flock of cedar waxwings has arrived on their annual migration to devour every berry.

orange: quinn at the easel, a turtle peeking from his shell.

yellow: a surprise tomato variety in my greenhouse; . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ tomato surprise

a bowl of cherries

and what, may i ask, are you using your old baby carrier for?

“mama, did you know that if you put two odd numbers together, you get an even number?”

“wow, yeah i did know that, but where did you learn that?”

“i just was thinking about it and figured . . . → Read More: a bowl of cherries

a month of non-local in a year of local

i’ve been grasping for cooking inspiration in the past few weeks, and i have this funny feeling i am not the only one out there feeling the marchness of march when it comes to cooking and food. ever since reading babs’ animal vegetable miracle years ago when i had an infant, (oops did i just . . . → Read More: a month of non-local in a year of local

~this moment~ camping

doting on baby friends

aftermath of his first sleepover with buddies

hot dogs for every meal

lots of soak time in the creek

wild blackberries at their perfect ripeness

~a friday ritual~

photos . . . → Read More: ~this moment~ camping

a summer of unschool

tomorrow is quinn’s first day of school! but not his first day of unschool… it’s roughly his 2020th day of that. and counting… by the way, in case you are catching up here after a while away (i know i have been missing some posts on blogs i follow throughout the summer months) . . . → Read More: a summer of unschool

because grammy needs some photos of quinn

playing with romper, the family chihuahua. this little rugrat is almost starting to grow on me.

a game that is fun even for one player. also helpful for reinforcing knowledge of left and right.

. . . → Read More: because grammy needs some photos of quinn

bullet points

i’m moving. officially. it’s a happy move. a very happy, very much in love move. very.

oregon country fair. at 8 pm quinn succinctly put it, ” the fair was fun. now i’m tired.” i haven’t been to fair in years, and for a long time it was a place full of shadows . . . → Read More: bullet points

~around the farm~ a panda in the bamboo

as i was readying my camera to attempt to take pictures of quinn chasing dragonflies, i got this “awesome” shot of my man’s elbow, and our two grubby yardwork pantlegs. sitting on the bench in the backyard, taking a break, as we do. i love mistake photos that capture just exactly how it is.

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around the farm

remember the around the farm posts? i’m going to need a spot to put all of the before and during photos of my new digs (yuk yuk). i think most of my readers know i’m head over heels in love with this guy

but i’m not sure how much i’ve said about the land . . . → Read More: around the farm

~this moment~

~a friday ritual~

a photo capturing a moment from the week.

a simple, special moment.

a moment i want to pause, savor and remember.

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