"The object isn't to make art, it's to be in that wonderful state which makes art inevitable."  Robert Henri

Saturday, July 25, 2009

garden guests

Can you see my little friend here? It's a black swallowtail butterfly caterpillar munching on some dill in the garden. Upon closer inspection, I counted a dozen of them. But I don't mind, after all, there's more than enough dill for all of us. And who doesn't love butterflies?

Thursday, July 23, 2009

a pastoral scene

This is the view from my back pasture, looking out into the neighbor's field. This scene is so much better in person - the quiet and gentle peacefulness of sheep grazing in a lush pasture, the single tree providing soft shade, and the bounty of the newly harvested field - it fills my heart up.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

they don't sound as pretty as they look!

So this is what I heard last night.

That's right, you try sleeping after that.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourselves."