Thursday, October 22, 2015


virginia creeper was here last weekend
but the frost changed all this
in fact all these pictures are changed now
that's ok.
a place called home is making me happy
with a stash of cordwood 
and off the grid power.
those juneberries are naked now.
fall danced all around
 but this is now tan and purple and deep gold
this too, 
moving to darker now
 in the sun the clydesdales (now only four of them) 
are beautiful
 i found some tansy
blossoms couldn't stand up to the cold
inside some kami-ito waits on my walnut niddy noddy.
 and the last two books that still need stitches
are waiting, too.
 some paper on glennis' beautiful dyeing
 and i had a bit of stuff still to peel off
flax paper
after the first pressing.
and i wish i had my very own groomer
i think it might be a friendly thing
those of us who don't like too much touching, or talking
may like a little scratchy tongue 
just behind the ears...
or maybe not.
it's been a long week, it's not over,
but i will say a huge thank you to 
all of you who have trusted me
and purchased the map book.
there are some left still,
should you feel so inclined. 
so far some have made it to their new homes
with feedback
that makes me blush
and smile.
i hope the rest make it through with the postal service's care
safe and sound.
me, i'm exhausted by the rigors of eleven students.
which sounds ridiculous, i know.
i know.


  1. Not ridiculous AT ALL, I know. The beginning of each year, the learning & relearning of each other can be rough, not to mention the extra challenges of your group.
    Do take care of you, Velma.

  2. that glorious autumn colour of the northeast

  3. cindy, thank you, you do get it
    jude, i know you can
    mo, it's been a really amazing one this year. it's the payoff for living here.

  4. Nice to see the new place!! And the swift transformations around these days are something. I completely get how 11 students can be a lot. I come home after a long drive too and fro, two 3 hour studio classes, 27 students and I'm DONE.

  5. Having been beyond exhausted by one baby that screamed and screamed and screamed, I can't imagine managing 11 much bigger people, with their various needs Needs NEEDS.

    Sending much sympathy. Walks outdoors seem to help me.....

  6. valerie, yes, you do get it.
    ino, walking always helps, and i've had the screaming baby scene, too, but it did, mercifully pass.


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