Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
the children were given little unicorns and fairy statues to cache amongst the plantings, and there were sprinkled fairy cupcakes and flower-shaped cookies to nibble.
(seriously, there were tuffets.)
there was racing around to be had, and i got a compliment on esther's fairy crown ( composed of packing tape and sparkly string, two random elements which had been lying around on our dining table for a few days...)
Monday, August 17, 2009
the final product was enjoyed al fresco, and was indeed outstanding.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
i just found the most lovely little internet radio station...
nothing at all to do with the video, just a cozy background to my evening.
(spent kissing sleeping children, eschewing t.v., washing floors, handsewing a bunny doll, and noting this day...)
the cocteau twins, really?!!
bunny photos to follow, i'm sure.
Monday, June 29, 2009
apologies, but you need to re-orient your head for this video.
the girl as a very down-to-earth blueblood.
a voice from a far room..."do we have birds?"
"do we have birds in our garden?"
"i suppose so"
"what do they eat?"
"seeds, bugs, worms..."
"do we have those things?"
"yes...oh, i get it...do we need a scarecrow?"
"we really do. and a scarecat"
we started with the scarecrow queen;
her cat intimidating minions will certainly require a separate project.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
(after over a week of intermittent cakes, gatherings and presents, she woke this morning wondering how we would mark her birthday this day...)
facepainting, pizza, games and cake under a great oak tree in the arbouretum.
a day that had alternately promised to be either baking hot and sunny, or pouring rain, was neither/nor.
(although we did all eye the watercolour-grey clouds in consideration of a quick escape.)
thank you, friends, for venturing out into the unpredictable.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
it had enjoyed a brief stay in the deerhurst lodge freezer en-route to ottawa, which soggied its' licorice legs somewhat, but man, talk about chocolate covered ants!
daisies and bladderwort!
the girl received them graciously, and i immediately ran for the camera,
thinking, you know,
that they may want a shot of this moment 20 years from now at their wedding...
Friday, June 05, 2009
we could not leave the chinese market without adopting him.
neither of the children is interested in consuming the confections inside,
but boy, do they find him fetching.
the label includes the information
"contains no konjac"
which begs the question....
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
"for something to become clean, another must become dirty"
as a truism.
figured it was a existential shortcut to explain the physics of matter itself.
i had never taken it as personally as i needed to this morning as i showered.
as i became clean
the bathroom was entirely trashed by my lovely pair of progeny.
even the toilet brush was brandished inappropriately as i feebly attempted to rinse.
so now i realize that variations of that phrase could just be the equation
i have been seeking to explain the past few years of "assistance".
'for someone to become fed, the pantry must be turned upside down'
'for laundry to become folded, it must be mauled and sullied in the process'
'for one garden plant tended, at least three must be compromised'
'for groceries to be purchased, a number of cart contents must be shredded, tossed about or partially digested'
i shall continue to study these theories.