Saturday, November 21, 2009


Out standing in my field

When last I wrote, snow was flying, but that didn't stick and in fact the weather has been beautiful, and I've been standing in various fields and on various beaches painting while the painting is good. And already thinking about next year's garden, with the arrival of the 2010 Fedco catalogue. Which, besides being the great seed and garden resource, contains amusingly doctored clip art (and original art) and highly enlightening reading material. This year's catalogue quotes Goethe throughout. From the section on soil amendments:

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words."

At the dining table, I just wrestled some stretcher bars into square, to get ready to stretch canvases, and now I'm reading Goethe in a Maine seed catalogue, and Ryan's writing code. Hodge The Cat is prostrate before the woodstove. A typical Saturday night around the homestead.

Hodge has the right idea! I am also prostrate before the stove, reading, reading, and reading...
Is there anything better than reading? I don't know what it could be. Eating is a close second, I suppose. But it *is* second.

Good to see you at the book sale the other day, Vicky -
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