Friday, September 14, 2012

grass river watershed

i'm trying to make a video
requested by aki
not sure i've managed it
with any clarity.
or grace.
you will hear my today's sinusy voice,
but i thought i'd share it with you.


Valerianna said...

Nice to hear your voice (and, yes, I could hear your sinus-ness) and to see Wendy and some of your plants! Cool that you have a black walnut there.... hope you got some good rain.

Nancy said...

Velma~ I loved this little tour today! You have the way of a storyteller, your voice, your movement & the things you choose to share.
Thank you I needed this today :)

Velma said...

valerie, it might actually be a butternut tree, i don't know for sure.
nancy, thank you. it's so poorly done, but i figured you all would forgive me.

Claudia said...

Very beautiful, Velma.
Brought tears to my eyes.

Ms. said...

..It's past midnight here now...but this candid little video felt just like walking with you and Wendy in the early hours of morning...nice to include how long you have lived on that piece of depth to it, and allows us to understand more..a gentle undercurrent of sadness in your voice toward the end makes the connection even deeper, and pulls us closer.

It's lovely

Velma said...

thanks, claudia
ms. thank you. so amateurish, sigh.

claudia said...

Hey V.
If it were 'slick', it wouldn't be as touching/moving. It is real.
It is perfect just the way it is...a true reflection of you and your life on the farm and your love of the property/land.
Keep warm.

Velma said...

thanks, dear one!

mansuetude said...

love the way you are "naming" your world and its twined life with your life...

you are very beautiful

jude said...

it is hard to film, at first, but even harder to express yourself at the same time. and you did that perfectly.

Velma said...

m, when i first moved to this area i was obsessed with learning the plants. and thank you.
jude, i think a slightly better camera would help, but thank you. you're my inspiration!

Jan Ward said...

I felt as though I was right by your side hearing the crunch of the dried grasses, the change in the weather. Thank you for sharing. I enjoyed seeing your daily inspiration and raw materials. Today I made cordage from cattail; yesterday I woven the leaves for a book cover, the day before made paper from the stems and fluff. We mirror and reflect the world around us. It is good.

Glennis said...

Lovely to hear your voice again Velma.
You have a beautiful piece of earth and it is obvious you treasure it. Enjoy.

onesmallstitch said...

I came home from the city tired and hungry - it was wonderful to take a stroll with you and Wendy and hear your voice

Fiona Dempster said...

Oh what a lovely visit V! I so enjoyed your voice, the vision, the thunder clouds, the plants - so very real even all the way over here...just fab!

Barry said...

V-beautiful, creative,delicate, textured and colour filled book. B

Fiona Dempster said...

Hi V - I thought I left a comment a few days ago but blogger must have eaten it. Sigh. I loved this wander about your place and all the different plants and fibres...and hearing your voice! Go well.

Velma Bolyard said...

jan, YES!!! awesome!
glennis, i am very grateful
jean, thanks. wendy doesn't talk on video(!)
fiona, thank you. it was a risk, putting that thing up. people like you make it possible for shy folks like me to do it.
barry, thanks
yes, blogger is an ogre. i'm fighting with it.

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