Wednesday, July 8, 2015


i can safely say there is some bliss happening
each day i wake to the sound of birdsong
and some nights i go to sleep to the sounds of...
coyotes singing in the background as
a startled deer snorts
a gray fox
yodeling away with some firmness
i think she's a mama doing her best for her brood
and then
a very very angry raccoon
snarling and scritching for some time
probably has something to do with the gray fox and my empty barn.

once the convicts were found
the most local color took over.

and then there are the wildflowers...
a rich wet and cool spring has brought them on
in a way i can't remember!

and there is news:

the site is alive and kicking and the brochure is out,
the classes will fill up with some urgency
if i remember right from last time.
go over and take a look!
we work and work,
caliban press and me,
towards completion.
the map-fold book is done,
but some need a little stitching,
as per plan,
and the envelopes aren't complete yet
but it's almost done.
saturday i leave for my class 
am i excited?
you bet!


Fiona Dempster said...

Sounds like a wonderful summer-time V - full of bliss moments and magic. The book is edging closer and closer! Enjoy. Oh and back to Oz!!!

aimee said...

yay yay yay!!! all wonderful things, now and later and later later. xo

ronnie said...

oh how I wish I could get to the grampians and take a class with you next year...... but I know already that my time is accounted for (damn you sporting kiddies!)

Trace Willans said...

I will see you there Velma

Penny said...

Sad but I cant make it to the Grampians next year. Hope you have a wonderful time.

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, almost there, and i will be in touch...
aimee, xo
ronnie, been there, done that (sports and kids). it's your job!
trace, YAY!!!
penny, sad, but maybe my travels will take me someplace close so we can visit.

Mo Crow said...

will you have time to visit us old crows here in Sydney Velma?

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, i would love to, if i can arange it!

Anonymous said...

bliss is good! the book is looking great. angry racoons here, too. Five of them in my garden last night.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, i have this gray fox i could loan you...

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