28 June 2012
we're baking this morning, the little girl and me. it's a pound cake i've not made in ages and ages. one look at the list of ingredients will explain why! but we are baking today for a crowd and this cake will go a long way. so much learning about fractions and math, letters, reading and writing fill our morning. the only catastrophes - an oozing egg that missed the cup, and someone forgot to grease the cake pan!
27 June 2012
such a busy time of year, even now. still trying to close out my year in two locations, and additionally this week, i am spending my days taking care of the little girl. even though the days are fun and filled with laughter, nights are spent at work. here, unusual, undulating cloud formations in the evening sky as i left the building for home.
20 June 2012
16 June 2012
dragonflies have been sitting at the tip of the garden trellis all morning for the second saturday in a row. i watch them from my desk, wings glistening in the sun, resting for what seems too long periods of time. not sure what the appeal is to that location, other than a bug's eye view of the lupine, the peonies, the evening primrose, and the expanse of emerald grass beyond.
12 June 2012
sadly, there will be no 12 of 12 for the month of june. this morning, i thought i might be able to accomplish this but by mid-afternoon, i knew it was impossible. early june life is just too busy for anything more than this one evening shot. it's the raspberries in the yard by the comfrey. look at those tiny green fruits growing where the flowers have been. maybe theres 12 drupes? druplets? in there? maybe?
11 June 2012
08 June 2012
06 June 2012
01 June 2012
today marks the first day of meteorological summer - june, july, and august, the three months traditionally thought of as summertime. i like this new-to-me fact, and i'll take it. i'd much rather have summer begin today than wait twenty more days for the astrological start to the season.