Saturday, November 15, 2014

recent events

 aimee is in korea
and this is what she found at her teacher's place. 
a traditional covering
 for the wood pile.
here, folks use old paper machine felts,
tin roofing, old scrap siding
no plaited straw.
 two days off this week, 
i made prints
on paper.
 and residual and accidental prints
on peony and gingko leaves
in the backyard
it's looking bleak.
we had wintertime come to visit
after indian summer-67 degrees-
on tuesday
 the cold blew in
taking down leaves and seed fluff
 making my heart
sad with november
 school was tough tough tough.
but on friday
two old students came by to visit,
and all is well with them.
such great news 
the only good news this school year.
 peeping in the old barn's doors
more bad news
i just wish this place
could be re-furbished.
 i visited a dear friend today
she just celebrated her birthday

i'm in my 90th year, she said,
89 is a venerable age.

this quilt might be that age 
or older
being finally used
to cover the machine from chicken roosting.


aimee said...

truly winter! i'm living with my aunt who is quilting as i weave. sending lots of hugs your way.

Alice said...

Prints on leaves. Who would have thought. These are beautiful.

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, xoxo and quilting, too!
alice, yes, they are lovely aren't they?

Mo Crow said...

love the plaited straw covering and the touch of gentle melancholy in the photos of the cold.

Velma Bolyard said...

mc, yes, we cover things...and the gentle melancholy will soon be BIG melancholy!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to read about school troubles, went through those here a couple of years ago…wishing you the support you need. If only everything could be protected by things made by hand with care.

Velma Bolyard said...

hs, a beautiful "if only" (wish). yes.

Valerianna said...

Still not such a good school year, eh? Too bad, but so very good to know that some that have come before are doing well!! Bleak, cold, snowy - very wintry for sure!

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, it looks like it will be tough for a while...

Anonymous said...

those printed leaves are beautiful, to be enjoyed briefly. winter is upon us - another year of polar vortex. good to hear that some of the hooligans appreciated your love and support enough to come back.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, ha! polar vortex, i'd forgotten that one!

neki desu said...

plaited straw wonderland!
you'll have time to break in the house with 'nother polar vortex :(
you did a good job w. those kids. they even come visit you.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, i keep forgetting about that damned vortex!

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