Rain Rain Go Away

May 19, 2010


 

martin farm, prairie township, henry county, indiana

hello!

i know it’s been ages since i’ve posted, so please accept my apologies.

this photo was taken june 2009 (i think). i’ve posted it before,  i’m certain. it was taken at  a fun party that some good friends and neighbors invited me to (well, 3 miles to the east, but in a rural area that’s still considered a neighbor). i like the way the tree reflects in the water, it’s so realistic. it makes me wonder; when i see my reflection, do i truly see myself? something to ponder.

so.

 if i haven’t been posting on the blog, just what have i been doing?

i’ve been watching it rain. a lot. the garden is mud. i can’t even step foot into it. i’ve been a bit anxious about getting the garden put out,  but considering how many years i’ve planted a vegetable garden,  i should realize that this is spring and sometimes you just have to wait. i always like to say mother nature likes to let us know who’s in charge.

i’ve also been reading. while my recent choice in books are not books i would highly recommend, they have kept me grounded in my voluntary simplicity/ anti-consumerism approach to life.  something i would  highly recommend is the norwegian film kitchen stories. charming, funny, and poigant all in one.

as far as local news goes, the abandoned grain elevator right across the road from me is no more. they are hauling off the rubble as i write this;  so long,  north windbreak!  also, only 7 days of school left!  weeeeeeeeeeeee!  i found out that the dnr has finally admitted that there are wild cats in the area.  the local farmers are not amused.

 i hope that once school is out and the garden is planted, i’ll be back to posting on a regular basis.

hurry summer, i need you!

 peace,

julayne

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Earth Day 2010

April 22, 2010


delaware county, indiana

happy earth day!
‘if you want a revolution baby, there is nothing like your own’ ~ private revolution~ world party | 1986

peace,

julayne

Thursday Morning

March 25, 2010


henry county, indiana

greetings.

this is a photo from last winter (09). this approaching storm was very strong and knocked out our power for 16 hours.  there i was out in it.

don’t you love the barn roof? it’s practically luminous!

it’s been a quiet week around here with the kids gone. for spring break their dad has taken them with him on a trip to california. ah, to be young again. can you imagine what california must look like to 2 kids from oakville, indiana? my parents liked to travel so i was able to see a lot of the US as a child. then when i was married, i got to travel some more.  even as a child, i knew that i could only feel at home in a rural, open setting.

home: a place of personal solitude.

what is your definition of home?

peace,

julayne


henry county, indiana

hello!

i’m happy to report that there isn’t much of that white stuff around here anymore. no sir, it’s gone. not much longer until we can celebrate the arrival of spring. it’s a very exciting time for me.

i thought i would post one more view of the stone bridge. i like the moss on the stones in this photo. it adds an interesting texture.

happy st. patricks day! have a pint of guiness and thank the irish for saving civilization :).

peace,

julayne

Favorite View

February 15, 2010


delaware county, indiana

i have photographed this view many times.  i pass by here often as i head out for work, the hill, the library, and various other destinations. for me, it’s one of those idyllic scenes  i wrote about in an earlier post. i took this on a foggy morning and i just love how the tree’s branches are highlighted. also, it’s always nice to visit my cow friends, who on this morning, were quite vocal. i think they were complaining to me about the cold and the snow.

i wonder, how many more days until spring?

peace,

julayne

p.s. a few more inches of snow on the prairie. i’m so grateful i have a friend who can plow me out when the snow gets deep.

Early Dismissal

February 5, 2010


oakville, indiana

i remember how fun and exciting it was when i was a kid to have school dismiss early because of a winter storm. even though i’m no longer the student, the feeling is still the same. teachers stop in the hall and discuss in hushed tones their hopes for an early dismissal. during one of those conversations today, i learned how to say ‘it’s snowing’ in french. 

this storm may bring quite a bit of accumulation, so i’m glad i was able to stock up on  snacks, veggie soup fixins, and books from the library. i’m keeping my fingers crossed that the mail will make it out here to oakville tomorrow for my netflix delivery.

it should be fun to get out and about post storm and see what mother nature has created for my camera to capture.

Blizzard

by William Carlos Williams

Snow:
years of anger following
hours that float idly down —
the blizzard
drifts its weight
deeper and deeper for three days
or sixty years, eh? Then
the sun! a clutter of
yellow and blue flakes —
Hairy looking trees stand out
in long alleys
over a wild solitude.
The man turns and there —
his solitary track stretched out
upon the world

peace,

julayne

Pastoral View

February 2, 2010


henry county, indiana

i’m always on the lookout for idyllic scenes like this. whenever i get caught up in a scene, it gives me great pleasure and a simple, peaceful feeling. another favorite scene for me is spotting a red-tailed hawk sitting majestically on his perch surveying the land around him. to enjoy moments like this, i can’t be zooming down the road or talking on the phone or  going through my to-do list. i have to be in the present; taking it all in with great observation.

nowness.

peace,

julayne

ps it actually felt warm on the prairie today!