Saturday, June 14, 2014

mid june reporting

 there are two doors now
 and this is the mudroom/entryway
 a large garden shed
built with trusses salvaged
from the house re-build
and roofing from his old milk house
 we've found turtle alley
a place where the road
skirts a large marsh
and turtles use this spot
 to lay eggs
all patterning thanks to turtles 
 some of these turtles are quite large
and there is some record of agitation
 and annihilation
i saw one huge raccoon
happily feeding at the end of the strip.
not too bothered by me, but it did
eventually
slip off. 
 the juneberry is shedding 
a few leaves
and is producing the first bird food 
at the new place;
also strawberries, 
the amish have them coming on.
out the window by the beaver dam
a whitetail nibbles
new water plants
 a fertile crescent
 these drifts of pale yellow
 are pollen
so many trees are flowering
and the northern forest
is rich. 
this was my desk thursday
royalty visited,
or was it lori
the best teacher assistant in the world
who brought me a little bit of spring
for joy and then for printing.
monday after school
i leave for a workshop 
with dorothy caldwell.
i am so happy!

12 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

Love the turtle!!!

Velma Bolyard said...

sue, i love the painted turtles well, but i am in awe of the big snappers!

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Anonymous said...

The new place looks amazing...Dorthy Caldwell, what can I say but enjoy. I spent a week with Sandra Brownlee, what a treat.
Linda

Velma Bolyard said...

hi linda (which linda are you???) the new place is amazing. ui don't know sandra but i do have grrrh.

wholly jeanne said...

i'm just home today from a workshop with dorothy caldwell. best use of my days i've spent in a long while. have lots of fun, and tell her jeanne (and nancy) say hey.

Velma Bolyard said...

jeanne, it appears that we are both very lucky!

Valerianna said...

I was just thinking today, I wonder when that workshop is. So, thanks for answering. Nice doors and I appreciate a good mudroom!!

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, yes, ii's almost!

Anonymous said...

Hi Velma,
I am Linda from Morgan eco dyeing and shifu last summer in Cleveland!

neki desu said...

lots of fun at the workshop. take photos please.

the red leaves are inspiring

Velma Bolyard said...

hey, linda!
neki, i will try to!

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