Archive for March, 2010

Spring in VA

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Iris in March

I haven’t been on the farm this early in the season before. The snow is hiding out in shady places, but the woods are dry and last year’s leaves rustle as I walk through them. I’m able to see the “bones” of the farm for the first time; most of the year dense underbrush hides the nuances of the terrain. (more…)

Radio Silence

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

Sorry I just dropped off the face of the earth for a bit. ShenTel is slow in hooking up the internet, so I’m internet-less until Mon or Wed…

Right now, I’m in a Borders in Winchester, checking emails. The weather is gorgeous & bright- about 60 & almost all the snow is melted. The only way I can tell what an awful winter it was is the haunted look in people’s eyes & all the downed branches.

Took a long walk in the field yesterday & played w/the cats. More later… Hasta luego (I mean, bye, y’all.)

TGIF #21

Friday, March 5th, 2010

planter heads

Planter Heads

I’m not sure about the state of the internet out on the farm, so I’m writing this on Thurs. Let’s just stipulate that the plane landed in Dulles as planned & I was picked up by friends & ferried to the farm uneventfully, at about midnight Eastern time.

Here are some things I’ve collected for you this week:

From SeaTac Airport

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

PCC- Cliff Bar headquarters

It seems like I just landed in SeaTac & here I am again, leaving. Had a great time connecting with my sons & DIL-to-be & a few other of my special people. I sure didn’t get to see everyone that I wanted to on such a short trip, but I’ll be back, probably by mid-April, to stay longer this time.

What did I do to re-acclimate to the US after 3 months in Mexico? Well, the first stop was PCC, where I replenished my stock of Clif Bars. Next time, I will bring a suitcase packed with Clif Bars, (apricot & oatmeal/raisin, thank you. Maybe some carrot cake ones.) Because when you’re a flaming nomad, you never quite know what or when the next meal will be. (more…)