Monday, May 7, 2012

number 600

this is my 600th post
omg as my students will write (once only)
over at the new place, down the road a piece.
 this is one of my new neighbors
 three
 isn't this one magnificent?
and i recently got this:
 a fine package
from asao shimura
who taught me japanese and pina papermaking
long ago
at carriage house
~~~
a day at bittersweet farm
sunshine cheeks
stretched muscles
dirt and bugs and worms
and happiness.
~~~
happy 600!
i am terribly long winded!

25 comments:

Deb said...

magnificent indeed! I love a horse who won't notice I'm up there on it's back.

suzanna said...

Oh what beautiful neighbors, so sturdy and strong. Congratulations on 600...I enjoy hearing your reports and musings from the north country...thank you!

aimee said...

hooray! so glad you are out in the world this way. and aren't asao packages the BEST?!

ronnie said...

happy 600! (lurve the big new neighbours..... my sis in law has a big roan boyo just like these..... ahhhhhh if only I could have a pony ..... or heavy horse!)

Velma said...

deb, i want to be up there!
suzanna, thank you. long winded woman...
aimee, i love this one...i spun up a bit of it.
ronnie, i *might* get a chance to ride again--

Velma said...

not these guys, but a happy thoroughbred warmblood cross.

kaiteM said...

magnificent horses, but such short tails - obviously no flies to swat up there.

Velma said...

the tail-could be natural, could be rubbed off, could be a bit of appy in there and they often have short tails, or it could be trimmed for work. of none of the above!

Valerianna said...

600 posts.. my my - I appreciate that! At the rate I'm going, I'll be 80 by the time I hit the 600dreth post!

Nothing like a strong horse strutting its stuff! And sunshine, stretched muscles, dirt and the rest. I was in the studio all day, but scheduling and working on the web site. Tomorrow I think I'll be getting back to some bookmaking I started.

leFiligree said...

happy 600 indeed! i love a strong, glossy beast too.

Ms. said...

"Long winded"? I THINK NOT, rather the soul of brevity. May 600 turn 1000 in good time, and may your new neighbors bring horse wisdom and even mor inspiration to your dear self.

Danielle Barlow said...

What beautiful neighbours! They look like Clydesdales, one of our native draught horses (and ones I have a soft spot for, as I'm sure my Captain is half Clyde )

neki desu said...

omg i just have 945 and been blogging since 05!
handsome beasts. and lucky you more shimura.

Velma said...

valerie, i am so glad you had studio time...and i can't wait to hear aobut th ebooks!
lf, these beasts are magestic
ms, well, thank you!
danielle, i haven't met the owner, but i think they're clydesdales, they have such perfect porportions.

Velma said...

neki, see, i said i was long winded! asao is amazing.

Margaret said...

Congratulations on 600 posts...and on your handsome new neighbours. :-) Blessings for (at least) 600 more!

Velma said...

margaret, thanks for the vote of confidence!

Gardener in the Distance said...

Velma, you are not long-winded! Your horsies are beautiful - I would love to ride away with one...

Velma said...

i, too, want to ride one of these big guys!

blandina (aracne) said...

Congratulations, 600 posts is a lot of work and committment.
Pina papermaking sounds intriguing, what is it?

Velma said...

blandina, pina is pineapple. asao has explored pina for paper for many years, and taught a pina workshop at carriage house that i took several years ago. he also explores pina shifu.

mansuetude said...

600. that is a lot of giving.

nice neighbors. :)

Velma said...

m. very kind, thank you.

Fiona Dempster said...

wow what a milestone! it's been great to come along for part of the ride - thanks!

Velma said...

anf fiona, you are one of the fine friends i've met in "space"!