Now, where did I leave that?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Still Here

Sorry I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. Work has been far busier than one would expect in the Summer. When I'm home, Linda & I are either tending to chores or out wandering. Last weekend we took a class at The Perfect Blend, a lovely yarn and tea shop in Saugerties, where we worked on creating needle-felted animals. The instructor was the gifted wool sculptor Arturo Ceballos, whose creations look like living miniatures (click here to see a sample of his work and read about him). And, my heart is heavy. Blogging seems almost callous in the face of such intense sorrow. Someone I love beyond measure is hurting. I want desperately to wave my hand and make the pain go away. I want desperately to shake the person causing the hurt, and then point the way to healing for them both.

All of these things have served to keep me away from blogging, and away from reading my favorite blogs. I'll get back to it this week, but for the moment, I thought I'd share these photos Linda took while watering the garden this week:
We'll only see two custard bowls full, but they're plump and sweet.


Yes-those are teeny tiny golf-ball sized watermelons (sugar babies)!!!

Instant sunshine, with a busy visitor.

I took this photo of a deer in a Queen Anne's lace-filled meadow when we were out and about yesterday.

I miss your blogs, and will be popping by to see what everyone is up to soon!

9 comments:

the wild magnolia said...

it is all good, blueberries
and sugar babies,
sunflowers big and bright
deer in Queen Anne's lace

you gave us life through your eyes
and it is all good.....

thank you

the wild magnolia said...

it is all good, blueberries
and sugar babies,
sunflowers big and bright
deer in Queen Anne's lace

you gave us life through your eyes
and it is all good.....

thank you

Michaele said...

I am sorry you are weighted down. You will have to show us what you created at the class. So far, I have only made sheep and hens - oh and a skunk. Great photos. At first I though the watermelons were tomatillos.

laurie said...

I 'm sorry that you have sadness around you right now, I hope it soon clears, your photos are just beautiful,

Jen said...

Beautiful powerful stuff.

I saw that shop in Saugerties. They had a bumper sticker "knit local" that I love. Everyone seems to be slowing down with the blogging. I think it's a summer thing.

AkasaWolfSong said...

My thoughts are with you Ashling...

Loved the photos and the glimpse into your world.

Hang in there Dear Heart!

Love,
Akasa

Robin Larkspur said...

Ashling, I know the pain of those we love is hard to bear. Sending you hugs and good thoughts.
Great photos, I imagine those tiny watermelons will turn into a scrumptious feast! Take good care!

Linda said...

So sorry about the pain you are feeling for your friend...It seems as though this week has been heavy with the suffering of people...The pics are so beautiful ...the simplicity of life are so refreshing & we are so fortunate to be able to enjoy it...it is uplifting during times like these...Isn't the QAL beautiful this year <3 Summer is always busy..canning gardening & just being out....it is hard to keep up with blogs...that is why I enjoy winter...it is the down time...I hope things get better for your friend as well as alleviating your pain for them...

Peace Ashling...<3

Brian Kelly said...

Golf-ball sized watermelons! Yum, yum.