Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The magic of a Missouri spring

the first green of spring--nothing like it. such bright greens showing off after months of waiting.
mushroom hunting, bike riding and creek crossing.
dogwood magic, trees that catch the light just. right.
limestone bluffs, big waters. singing frogs, and red cardinals.
bush wackin, hammock chillin, bean plantin, and hot tub healin.
epic meals of garden goodness--from spinach that made it through the snow to jars of salsas and hot sauce from summer's bounty and don't forget the four egg days.
fields readied for growing fuel. mega rural towns fading away. some rising up.
somehow you can feel it--it's Mark Twain country.

if you want the full photo album go here

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Life is packing

Life is packing and unpacking lately. Transition for a root loving Rood. Missouri>>moving my life, again!>>East Coastin>>Tahoe tomorrow (a promise to myself: I will get a hike in, it WON'T be all over-air conditioned conference rooms) then, Madison at the end of the month. Not complaining, just contemplating how it all comes at once, fast and furious.

Travel has been bikes, boats, ferries, trains, planes, not to mention lots of walking with camera in hand.

Home has been work, swim/yoga, dinner making, packing and unpacking. Then, my day is done?! Time with friends is little bursts of all out party.

Dinner revelations keep me centered: soba noodles (yes, I'm addicted) + summer's first basil pesto + white beans + chard (throw those ribs in too! I know it's wild, ride it.), zucchini.

A flurry of photos and writings kept all to myself for 6 weeks to be unleashed, very soon. July is designated the writing month.