Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
~Pine Needle Basketry Class~
Twenty some folks gave it their best shot and I think about a third of them actually got the hang of it and will finish their baskets.
Sunday, November 25, 2007
That may be a worn out old phrase from the '60s but we're still havin' fun with the practice of it in my 60s!
Yeah, I know we're silly, but Peggy and I have shared 28 years of life's ups & downs together, and we're not about to stop being silly, or having fun, or enjoying each other until one or both of us drops in our tracks.
As with water, not one drop of life, or love, or friendship should go to waste!
~LOVE & PEACE~
Friday, November 23, 2007
Peggy found this leaf with an interesting pattern to the colors, and I thought it was pretty photogenic, so I stuck it in a gap in the porch railing and gave it a close-up.
I'm still working on the two lengthy posts I've been mentioning but here's some color to look at in the meantime...
Have you noticed that I seem to spend a lot of time looking at leaves and windows?
Thursday, November 22, 2007
A Thankful Day Of Cooking Together...
Acorn corn bread, onions, celery, fresh parsley, pine nuts, garlic, one egg, vegetable broth, sage, thyme, salt & pepper.
Peggy Basting The Stuffed Bird With White Wine & Butter Click on photo to enlarge - © jim otterstrom
So the turkey's been in the oven for an hour or so, the house smells really good, and I'm about to uncork that bottle of wine.
May you all...
~HAVE A VERY NICE THANKSGIVING~
To the turkey above, the chicken embryos, and the plants too, whose lives were sacrificed to nurture our bodies, we bow in humble thanks. One day, in the not too distant future, our bodies, back into earth & the food chain, will nurture the lives of your own relatives, and all the rest of our biological cousins, in the never-ending exchange that enables life to exist.
And, to all the Native Americans whose ancestors showed the white man how to survive here on Thanks-Giving Days so long ago, I also humbly apologize that we proved ourselves to be such ungrateful assholes.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 11th, 8:45 A.M.
Anyhow, I thought I'd share a quick photo this morning to keep the blog from sitting empty.
Monday, November 19, 2007
I just got home Friday night from a two week trip to the Bay Area.
I took the train up to visit relatives and have lots of pictures to share but it may take me a few days to put that together.
Also, Peggy and I hosted a class yesterday, here at Earth Home Garden, on processing acorns into acorn meal and flour.
Our friend Orchid Black teaches the class and we have great pictures of that whole process too, which I hope to have posted sometime this evening.
I apologize for not being able to respond to comments on the previous post while I was gone but I didn't have access to a computer.
I will respond to those comments as soon as I catch up a bit, but let me say this for the record.
There was a lot more going on in the '60s, than "just protest, dissent, and demonstration".
I'll elaborate more on that later...
I made the above photograph on Sunday, November 11th, at the home of family I was visiting.
The fun shape of the teething-age toy, the cheerful colors and the softness & safety designed into it contrast interestingly for me with the rectangularity of the window, the lock on the frame, the grid of the screen, and the world outside, of thorns, spider webs, trumpet vines, and fences.
The toy belongs to a very handsome 10 month old boy, Levi (you will see pictures of him soon), and the window is at the foot of a staircase, a sort of divide between the living and dining rooms of his home.