Sunday, November 3, 2013

not a fan

i am definitely not a fan
of daylight savings time.
i go home
later now because of the new school
and a student i tutor
and it will be dark so early.
 so the week we just 
said goodbye to
was full.
 books came to my house:
 but by far
the most special was this one
another by carol blinn
guess what it's about!
 beaver are newly busy
over at the new place
 they get to work and nail the aspens
stealth chewers,
 better than a tupper lake logger.
 this startled me on my walk tonight
 all light and shadow
and edges
 two feed sacks on the
barbed wire
we had a big wind on friday
as the front moved through.
 a textile?
 a fence.
 and the six calves
separated from their mums
came trotting and snorting and asking
for a photo shoot
how could i not oblige?
another edge
in front of my pasture.
autumn today, really chilly
clear, sunny, hat and mittens weather


aimee said...

oh, such precious books. and everything else. i am with you, not a fan! goodbye to another season, hello to new darkness.

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, i hate losing the light, but there are lessons to be learned in that, both the change and my attitude to the change.

Valerianna said...

I read a great thing the other day, attributed to a Native American... he supposedly said something like - leave it to the US Government to think you could cut the end off of a blanket and sew it on the other end and think it was longer - about the time change. I always find it strange when people say that we are gaining an hour in autumn. Hmmmm. Seems to me that we we trimmed one end of the blanket and sewed it on to the other.

A strange roller coaster of temperatures. I saw a DANDELION blooming at school the other day.... I think this is cause for concern, well, that and almost everything else. On the other hand, inspirational books make me smile.

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, i love that blanket story. on the other hand, i've been collecting dandelion blossoms for a couple of years well into december. brought home a half dozen or so today.

Valerianna said...

Yikes, dandelions into December... my.

ronnie said...

ooo those books! those books! my fingers are getting all itchy for those books!

(and DON'T get me started on daylight savings time!.... I LOATHE the make believe land of DST! when you rise with the sun its ANNOYING BEYOND WORDS to have an artificial time structure imposed over natural movements! -------grrrrrr!!!!

ArtPropelled said...

I too enjoyed Valerianna's blanket story. Books galore!Each one intrigues.

india flint said...

blankets, one end to another
sheets, sides to the middle

Barry said...

V- the changes in the seasons and daylight savings do play a birt of havoc. Still lovely light on your walk. Amazing work of the beavers. B

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, just a few--i call 'em brave. of course it doesn't happen once it snows
ronnie, yes, i'm gathering up a passel of 'em for winter reading. i wish i could go with the light, not dst.
robyn, me, too.
india, yes. i have my friend's mom'd old linen sheets that have been sides to middle.
barry, in just one night they (or it) accomplished that work.

Anonymous said...

busy little beavers! my internal time clock knows something the government doesn't. Roots of Clouds... looks very interesting.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, i haven't read the roots book--i'm interested in the art of ian boyden. yes, our clocks (and the beavers) are right on and the government is nuts. my opinion, of course.

neki desu said...

the waterways!!

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, yes!

Penny Berens said...

The 'startled' image stopped me in my tracks too! Coming home n the dark is no fun at all at all. This changeover in time takes longer and longer each year to recover from.

Velma Bolyard said...

penny, yes, that image was something. time to change the time--the amish here have an interesting compromise--they set their clocks halfway between both times.

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