Monday, October 15, 2012

october richness

i've been
watching carefully the i am ai, we are ai project led by 
rowland ricketts
and the natural colours exhibition
that i wish i could attend
and then there's all the energy
at the morgan this week
and i go back to this...
remembering what asao taught
in syracuse
and i smile.
it's good to have limitations, yes?
i do however, have the newest mary oliver
a thousand mornings to 
savor.
i will take words and wendy  
and enjoy my everyday
everydays.
(milkweed and silk) 

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this pix of Wendy...she looks as if she is in deep concentration and/or praying.
lol
claudia

Velma Bolyard said...

claudia, she goes deep sometimes. before our walk today she got caught head downhill, on her back. in deep maple leaves by the ditch, cried for help, then got very quiet. fear sets in easily now.

Nancy said...

Oh your Miss Wendy...such beauty. I enjoy how some of us (probably more than I realize) are posting of the new Mary Oliver book! Makes me feel connected to something bigger. I welcome limitations sometimes...there are so many choices these days. :)

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, she is something else, wendy. i reserved this book, and was tickled to get it in the mail last week. and i saw there was an interview on npr over the weekend.

handstories said...

enjoying the everydayness of my life is a lovely new thing for me this year.
wendy has such a pretty thoughtful profile.

Velma Bolyard said...

i love the ordinariness of a (fairly) simple life.

jan b. said...

I see this photo of Wendy ... and a tear slides down my cheek. Perhaps because I've come know just how very special black and white dogs can be.

Velma Bolyard said...

jan, she is a little b&w blessing, with a pinch of tri-color tan to liven things up.

aimee said...

the best is that what is an ordinary simple life to you is the most extraordinary life to others. so much going on, and tho i will miss your presence here in cleveland, i know it's here in a different kind of way!

Ms. said...

How lovely for you to have the Mary Oliver. It's definitely on my "next" list...and how I love looking in at your ordinary, and that delicious dear doggie. It's such a lovely ordinary!

neki desu said...

you have reasons to enjoy and savor.

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, thanks, and you DO know how ordinary it all is!
ms, yes, i saw it was coming out and ordered it. wendy is a good friend, and as one friend said, she's a DOG.
neki, yes, i do. including friends from far away!

Gardener in the Distance said...

Very tactile Velma.
Your Wendy looks very graceful.

mansuetude said...

Watched an ordinary sunrise turn exta ordinary with my old sweet little dog this morning. Daily life can be rare n rich I like this too.

Velma Bolyard said...

faisal, despite being a bit crooked and therefore stumbly at times, she can still run.
m., yes.

over the rainbow said...

What a gorgeous cloth behind Wendy!

Velma Bolyard said...

hey, i'm stitching on that one now--

Long Ridge Farm said...

I heard the Mary Oliver interview and put it on my wish list for when others wonder what I would love! Pretty Wendy, what a love face.

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, love that little face so much! and your sweeties, similar, but more delicate, are so beautiful. m.o. makes me so happy.

india flint said...

something tells me that hanging with Wendy is the more important activity...

Velma Bolyard said...

india, indeed. you should see her run again! for however long it lasts, it's a beautiful thing.

ArtPropelled said...

Glad you mentioned the new Mary Oliver. Definitely another for my wish list!

Velma Bolyard said...

robyn, i like how it's so mary and yet different, new, provocative. i like to be teased into thinking.

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