Tuesday, August 5, 2014


 it's august.
mother earth is pulling out the stops
it's roaring here, after being in cleveland
for 11 days.
the morgan was hopping, with my class and steve's two weekends ago,
then mine with aimee
and the opening of REVIVE AND RENEW
which is beautiful.
and you should see it if you can.
tom checking in with aimee
 elizabeth's dye samples
 tub on ramp, i kid you not
morgan color
 a place to momigami
(did i coin a verb?)
we used water and ink to alter original colors
and discovered riches. 
lake erie sends fresh water
to ontario, my home lake
and on to the st. lawrence
 20 miles from where i live now. 
 cleveland between lake and sky
 dinner partners
lotta, chris, jennifer, aimee
 cleveland over the top
we did not dine with him.
 yuko's shifu
 i bought this japanese book in oz
and opened it for our students
 lovely details
 paper staples
 yuko and ivey
 the sun was a red rubber ball
remember that song?
 as i drove
 out of cleveland
 tom labelled me
gifted me with three morgan kozo starts
bill's indigo above smells
quite strong.
 here all is changed
after 11 days!
 the girls and their calves
were curious to see me walk after so long
 maybe they forgot me?
the red baby didn't
and he has a name
 fire man
this mornig i woke early
up collecting my stuff to head downstairs at 4:45
light on
and a bat appeared. 
i found it was not so bad
in my room, 
just waking up to them flying over my face 
is problematic.


aimee said...

i'm so glad you made it home safely! (it's ivey next to yuko) but mostly i am so glad you came HERE and we got to have that magnificent class. thank goodness you are so good with the photos because i was not. sending lots of love!

Christine said...

Lovely pictures and posts about CLE. Miss you already and looking forward to when we can meet again. xo C

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, i keep nmaking ivey and charity into one person in my bad-name-memory brain. they are unique! i know this!
chris, absolutely!

Anonymous said...

which is better - bats in your bedroom or bats in your belfry?? looks like a wonderful, productive time was had by all. that tub is on wheels, if you jumped in you could take it for a ride! whoo-e-e

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, right down that ramp!. it would be pretty, shall we say, direct!

roz said...

photos WHILST driving?..she says in her stern mother voice! good as they may be an all.

Velma Bolyard said...

roz, yep, that's why they're so BAD. and it was 3 lane busy, but not quite rush hour.

neki desu said...

like everything i see here except the bat.have a thing about bats.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, i don't like the bat (inside the house) either. outside, they're ok.

Valerianna said...

Yikes... bats in the house... bummer!

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, the fecundity of nature this year has almost outdone me! bats, mice, chipmunks, other rodents...

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