Where I stood..

In front of a blank white sheet of paper. It stares back at me, defiantly. Not to worry, I am not intimidated. I have the perfect stamp to start working on this. I will conquer. As soon as I find that lousy stamp I carved last week. Where is it? Oh, Goddess, I probably put it some place “safe”. It’s a goner. Quit staring at me, you stupid paper!

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.

Bats!

I’m getting a little tired of them. We had to chase one out of our upstairs neighbor’s kitchen last week at 3 a.m., and chase another one (or possibly the same one, I didn’t look that close) out of our dining room last night around midnight. I carved this image of a mama bat about a year ago. I don’t think the two recent visitors were mama bats, but again I didn’t have a chance to look at them close to see if they had babies hanging off them. I hope not, it was scary enough for the poor bat. And for me. Whenever the bat flew toward me I ducked. Mark kept telling me to stop ducking, but I pointed out that I was neither shrieking nor hiding under the covers, he should be happy with what he’s got. They always show up late at night, a time of day that is much better suited for my husband than for me, I do not think rationally after 11:30 at night. OK, you can make an argument that I don’t think rationally during the day, either, but it’s even less rational at night. Do you think carving an image of a bat might be some sort of magic spell that brought the bats to our house? Hmmmm…., maybe I’ll carve a picture of money next, or George Clooney.


Six words

There’s a book out called “Not Quite What I Was Planning”, it is a collection of memoirs by famous writers and others. The trick is each author must write their autobiography in six words. I haven’t read the book, but I’ve checked out the video about the book and peeked inside on Amazon. The honesty and genius of some of the entries is amazing. So, if I was going to put my life in six words, I guess this would be it:

“Played it safe. That will change!”

How about you?

Rabbit Rescue

I’ve finished my entry for Lynn’s Breaking Traditions exhibit. The exhibit is called “With One Voice”, and it’s about people and organizations that do good work in the community. I chose The Midwest Rabbit Rescue, I know I’ve mentioned them before, they are the ones that give out free rabbit poop. They do a lot more, giving bunnies a second chance.

Here’s the piece, it’s 12″ by 12″.

This is a close up.

Thank you, Missy, for giving me an award on your blog!

Where I stood..

Yesterday evening Mark and I took a walk. I’m trying to get Mark to walk more and work less, it’s what his back needs right now. There’s still a lot of pain, we’ll have to see what happens.

Our first stop is the Holbrook House (the first Wilcox House, before the big one downtown Plymouth), where unfortunately nothing is happening to preserve the grand building.

Then we watched the sun set on Wilcox Lake.

The swans lined up on the lake, hoping we had some bread in our pockets. Sorry, swans, you’re on your own.

Then we gazed at the cloudy full moon above our neighborhood tavern. Nice evening.

Where I Stand Sunday is an ongoing photo essay examining the different places Lynn Krawczyk spends her life standing. Too often we take for granted the everyday places we spend our lives walking on. If you’d like to join her by posting a photo on Sunday of places you’ve been on your blog/photo hosting site/website, leave a comment on her Sunday posts telling her where she can find you/your photo and she’ll add a link to her sidebar so others can find you. I am one of those that Lynn has badgered into joining her, I have changed it to “where I stood”, because right now I’m sitting in front of the computer, not standing anywhere.