Monday, July 5, 2010
Today I saw the forest and not the trees so much. I was out for the morning walk about 9 rather than around an hour earlier and the sunlight through the woods near the road kept my attention. A few close details of old friends are in the photos, as well... but mostly woods. My weaving progressed well although I didn't take a photo of it today.
The other residents will visit my cottage on Wednesday so I want to get to a point that I don't have to think too much as I demonstrate how I weave for them! That means quite a few inches have to be done tomorrow and Wednesday. I've gotten to over the half-way point to finish the tapestry, however... that's great. I should be able to get it done in not too many more days after I return home... I know that it's impossible to complete while here.
Start the day with Bailey on the steps of the cottage in which Martha is staying... Robert came by as I was starting on the morning walk so we stopped to talk to Martha for a minute or two... with Bailey patiently waiting us out.
The woods were glorious with sunlight and shadows this morning. Like I said, I was out later than usual and the sun had time to creep over the ridge (or rather, the ridge had crept toward the sun a bit more). So most of the time this morning I spent looking into the woods and being grateful for being here to do so.
... and now, this walk to the bend in the road that's become so familiar in the past two and a half weeks. It will be different not to see this every day at the morning walk. But I'm so happy to have a few more days to experience it.
I've gotten ahead of myself above... first thing I did this morning was walk down the woods path to Robert's studio where I haven't gone before...
... and there I found this wonderful log with cut marks... guess it's held other things for being cutting. There were a few random nails there that obviously didn't serve their purpose but look beautiful on the cuts in the log.
I walked back up this path from Robert's studio to the gravel road to begin the morning walk. I just checked out the snails on the cottage but didn't photograph. But did observe the red door with wonderful later morning light...
It was this kind of light when I first noticed it two + weeks ago... around 9ish in the morning. The other photos mostly were taken earlier so the sun hadn't yet gotten over the adjacent mountain.
Posted by Tommye McClure Scanlin at 9:50 PM