Wednesday, August 29, 2012

goings on

Summer is winding down. Rats. Just as I was getting my rhythm. But nothing is quite so exciting as the advent of autumn, when the shadows have suddenly shifted, the days are noticeably cooler, and shorter. The air smells different...I love change, I love the seasons, but I love autumn the most and it feels like jumping into a river on a hot day. Oh, and wool. It means more wool, which is a lot to smile about. Here are some other excuses for a smile, and in the spirit of bonhomie I am sharing with you:



Our first eggs! They are still the baby-sized eggs, so cute, three are perfect for two small hands!


In our chicken yard, trying to catch a hen for a photoshoot. It didn't work, by the way, I was too easy to dodge with a baby strapped to me (much to Marcia's relief, the lady who took this photo and who would have been the reluctant holder of hen for said pictures).


Baby peek. Baby peck.
And early morning snuggles. This is Anatole's new favorite application of baby sister.


Oh! And guys, I finally have a portfolio site, thanks to Alex for lighting a fire under my tail since she has a vested interest (be warned to those who want to explore that link, Alex is not shy about her use of blue words) in my having a better place than this blog to send people who are interested in my photography. This is what it looks like if you don't want to bother jumping over to check it out:

It is crazy simple, and my pleasure with it is way out of proportion to its grandeur, but that's probably due to the relief of finally having accomplished the task. Whew. (P.S. I made her write my bio. I should probably change it, but I hate doing those...any more volunteers? It is not at all necessary to mention my language skills. Ahem.)

Big smiles over here, hope you have a bouquet of them as well.


  1. Look at that, she's already making eye contact with the camera and hamming it up. Anatole's influence, no doubt.

    Did you tell me you'd gotten your chickens?? I can't remember because I'm a crappy friend. But YAY!!! Chickens are great. I like it when they lay little mini eggs :-)

    1. Yes, we have three hilarious hens: Ethel, Cora and Red Runner. I'll get them into a picture or two someday, I swear. They sometimes wind up on top of our house, and often try to jump through windows, par for the course with chickens in my experience, they are such ridiculous little featherbrains.