Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Meme Obligato

Whew, July is flying by! Between knitting and writing for a book due the end of July(I am 25% of a book due out next spring, my first one where I get my name on the cover!), taking care of the garden, and riding my new bike (WR250f, thank you Grandma!) and remodeling the downstairs bathroom(it started as a leaky pipe, you know "while we're at it")...not a lot of internet, ha!

Weeta tagged me for a meme, and hopefully I'll do this right...

The rules are as follows:
We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.
Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.
People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.
Don't forget to leave them each a comment telling them they're tagged, and to read your blog.
1. Believe it or not, I am(or was?) an English Major, from Seattle Pacific University. I finished in three years plus one quarter of two classes--wind ensemble and independent study in German.
2. I let some of my vegetables in my garden go to seed so I can see what the flowers look like.
3. I love to sleep outside. With no tent.
4. I have worked as(remember I was an English Major): a wrangler at a horse camp, a graphic artist, a librarian, a knitwear designer and a housecleaner.
5. I hope to climb a big mountain someday. And go to Alaska, on the ferry.
6. I like clean windows.
7. I love riding drag by motorcycle, horse, or on foot(by that I mean "in the back of the line", not wearing opposite-sex clothes, but then I am wearing men's motorcycle gear so in essence, times two, I am riding "drag"...), I can lag behind out of the dust, be by myself for awhile.
8. I like to read auto-biography/memoirs (not biographies), natural history, or poetry of my favorite poets(like Theodore Roethke, Robinson Jeffers, William Stafford)--so much for "English Literature"!
And in case you're wondering, I've only gone off the trail four or five times on my motorcycle, purely by accident, of course. Grandma infected me with motorcycle love.
Ackk! I've got three to tag so far...
Cindy from Riverrim
Larry from Riverside Rambles
BPaul from Fire Lookout Ravings

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Cape Kiwanda Rock Love

Ah summer, when the kids are home, and Mom can't even look sideways at the computer. So she gets up reaaaaallllly early and snags it. And I've been playing outside all day too.

Here are a few more pix from Cape Kiwanda. I love geology and rocks. Since I was there at midday with a big sun, there were lots of shadows and cracks and crevices and the whole history of the beach written there on the walls and "floor". I have fun taking pictures of geology for its graphic qualities, finding the pleasing abstract lines and shapes and balance.

These black rocks above make up a whole beach to the south at Yaquina Head(a really great tide pool place, plus lots of birds and grumpy sea lions). It was fun to see what the camera would do with this extreme lighting mishmash, above. Picture if you will, five 10 year old boys directly below the edge of the pic, poking the barnacles and mussels with sticks and shoving and pushing...very Lord of the Flies. And me standing in the middle stretching up to get my shot, ha! I just love the ribbon of shadow through this crack/miniature dry riverbed, almost Japanese garden-y.

(can you tell I like the vertical frame?!)

Weeta tagged me for a meme, so I will go ponder!