Friday, November 11, 2011

11.11.11 ~ Lest We Forget


In Flanders Fields
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields

Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918)
Canadian Army




Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Watery Wednesday ~ I am always amazed...

 I am always amazed at the simple beauty that surrounds us.
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Sunday, November 06, 2011

Friday, November 04, 2011

SkyWatch Friday ~ Morning Skies

Each morning I wake and if it is not raining or blowing too hard I take myself out to my meditation bench about 50 steps from my cabin.
Even though there is a temporary protected porch on the cabin
the bench on the dune always draws me that extra few steps...
 to witness the beginning of a new day
 and another
 and another
and another.
Each different and each so beautiful!
 Some of you have asked about the progress of the cabin......all I can say is slow and sometimes very frustrating!
The stove is a tiny but very efficient Jotul, the floor is 11/2" tongue and groove pine with a built in ceramic tile stove pad.  This was the first fire!
The insulation is here, the outside is sided, wiring is in for solar power and wind power
the scaffolding sits waiting for the pine siding to be milled and plained so sometimes I sleep out here and sometimes I come out and vent my frustration with a glass of wine and a warm fire....the stove needs to be broken in!!!
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