Wednesday, April 28, 2010

One of these days...

We're doing a lot of wishing and hoping, checking the horizon, divining the wind.
We're looking forward to the sunshine
to times we can spend outdoors

I could be throwing a line and catching a perch
canoeing in these shallow waters
hoping to be inspired
hoping to coax the sun out
I could be taking my shoes off and waddle around
sinking in the cold sand
hoping for a good workout
to take my mind off
my goal

to plant
to weed
to encourage new seedlings
to create edible
and lush growth.

One of these days,
 I will have them.

p.s. Blogger has just blocked me from importing pictures from my documents. What you see here are recycled photos from this blog. I know, I must adapt and learn yet a new way to do my old thing. 

I was going to show you my Cime di Rapa and other new tiny growth, still in the sunroom, waiting to get big enough and strong enough to be planted outdoors.  
Visit Eleanor for her Cime di Rape  
recipe today!

Tell her you're waiting for my recipe!


Jo said...

I've been having trouble with pictures on Blogger too. I have also had problems posting comments, so people think I'm not visiting them anymore, but I am...! *heh*

Canoeing is my favorite thing in the world to do. My very favorite!

Enjoy. :-)

Anonymous said...

There's nothing better than being outside in the summertime. Hope you catch some nice fish.

Eva Gallant said...

Great dock...I would be out there in a deck chair!

Marion said...

What a beautiful place you live!!! The only thing I lack is water, but thankfully, we have a river not too far away. Your garden looked so lush and rich! I'll be sending you warm thoughts for warmer days really soon! (It's almost too beautiful for words here in Louisiana. I told someone this is the finest Spring I've ever encountered in my 55 years in this state!) Blessings!

Tabor said...

Your goals are perfect and someday it will all be the routine. Blogger has a new template and if you click on the very first faded icon it should lead you to import or upload.

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR said...

Life seems exciting for you!!! On top of which your memoir ... challenging, frustrating, exhausting, satisfying ... and now 'how the heck will I get it published!' lol

In reply to your comment, I have questions: Who do you want to read your memoir? Do you want it published as a commercial venture? Or do you only want to publish for family, friends - for posterity? Then self-publishing would work. Once you decide whether you are seeking commercial publishing or self-publishing then it gets easier.

Pumpkin Press edits, designs the book, proof-reads and preps everything for the printer. Pumpkin Press helps people to self publish but, locally (so far) in my area Scotland.

LV, I'm here with you all the way. Questions about publishing then throw them my way.

Monkey Man said...

Oregon outdoors beckons at this time of year. So many choices.

Helen said...

Please ... Spring ... please arrive in Bend Oregon! I haven't had problems posting photos ~ yet.

Do you have any idea why that happens?

Nancy said...

Why does blogger mess with us so much?

It is currently snowing - I feel your need to get outside. I don't think winter is ever going to end!

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Ug, why do they always change everything? Just when we get the hang of it? I am so looking forward to spring too. Of course our seasons aren't as drastically different here in Southern California, but still...

Dr. Heckle said...

I'm almost 30 and I was thinking "what now?" But it seems as though we never really find the answer to that question... I suppose life is really just about the search?

Janna Qualman said...

Beautiful thoughts! And lovely photos. Thanks for sharing. :)

Terra said...

Lovely photos of the lake and the dock and your budding garden of vegetables. That reminds me, I will go out now and plant some more Sugar Pod Snow Pea seeds!

Brian Miller said...

nice. went fishing today along the river...but only caught was worth it though just to do it...hope your one of these days finds you soon. smiles.

decomondo said...

What a wonderful sight! I imagine that you spend a lot of time outdoors in such a beautiful place.
Gnam; adoro la pasta con le cime di rapa! :)

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I hope your weather turns into "these days" real soon for you.

Jennifer said...

What a coincidence. I just posted a bit about waiting to get plants into the garden. I got a kick out of the photo of your garden - with the chain linked fence! You must have some serious critters in your area.

Lianne said...

I planted some herb seeds last weekend and the little beauties are already poking their heads out of the soil. I can't wait to move them out to the fresh air and sunshine and then to make use of them in my cooking. Mmmm...dinner.

Hilary said...

Sorry you're having Blogger woes but your photos are quite lovely. No doubt you'll enjoy your time. :)

Robyn said...

Yes blogger is a buggar at times :)

I love what you are saying here without your chosen photos anyway... wishing is good, but action is more fun.

Roll on sunshine for you

xx Robyn

ps.. I don't think I have had the pleasure of fishing since childhood.

ellen abbott said...

I hate sudden changes in blogger. this new picture loader stinks. But really it works like the other one, you just upload new pictures from your computer to whichever file (I used the blog file) and then double click on the image to post it in the new post window. And excuse me if I misunderstand what you meant.

My garden is all in now. So glad.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. This is a return visit - it is lovely to see your part of the world - Oregon is a state I have never visited but your lake looks absolutely lovely. How I would like to live on the shores of a shallow lake, where I could canoe on nice days! Do call and see me again..

becky at abbeystyle said...

Oh, man...I'd love to sit at your garden-grown table!!! I love to see you talking food...especially with an Italian accent :)

Enchanted Oak said...

You have so many lovely goals. I didn't mind the recycled photos. They made for a fun visit with you.

Enchanted Oak said...

You have so many lovely goals. I didn't mind the recycled photos. They made for a fun visit with you.

Rambles with Reese said...

Your home and garden look beautiful. You are very blessed.

Wishing you a fabulous weekend!