Tuesday, January 29, 2008
"FOCUS THE NATION is a nationwide teach-in at more than a thousand colleges, universities, highschools, middle schools, places of worship, civic organizations, and businesses. The goal is to prioritize global warming solutions for America and to create a dialogue between millions of students and citizens and the Nation's decision-makers. The intent is to move America beyond fatalism to a determination that we can solve the challenges of global climate change."
UGA is participating - with seminar highlights including the lecture by Ecology of a Cracker Childhood author Janisse Ray and the Charter Lecture presented by National Geographic executive editor Dennis Dimick. I'm super excited about Janisse Ray speaking - I've read all three of her books in the last six months - I especially *love* Wild Card Quilt. I'm going to drag Levi along & go hear her speak on Thrusday.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Saturday, January 26, 2008
the perks of working at home include never having to get out of your pajamas :)
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
treetops - love these shots - blue skies, woods
Monday, January 21, 2008
smiley little rabbit
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Opening birthday gifts... notice Dad already crashed out for his post-supper snooze :)
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I had as much fun in the toy store as Levi did.In exchange for a bunch of Oconee River switch cane, my buddy gave this completed river cane turkey call.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Carrie & I are 22 months apart, so for just a couple months we'll be 28 and 29, respectively. I'm savoring the last days of my 20s. I've had a hell of a ride - some pretty wild times and adventures that I hope my 30s can live up to.
Joe, Levi, & I are leaving in the morning for a weekend trip to Helen, Ga (just 75 minutes north of us). The Georgia chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is holding its annual convention there over the weekend. We thought we'd hit the show, have some good eats, relax, & take in the town.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Taking a break from working outside today to get a few Levi snuggles.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Because of the expected cold weather, the citrus fruit had to be picked. Papa grows satsumas (a type of mandarin) and kumquats in his front yard - his trees were really loaded this year. The satsumas are a favorite of ours - the peel is incredibly easy to remove & it has very few seeds. In fact, I just looked this up: there are on average 1.5 seeds per fruit.
Pretty little kumquats. We cut many of these off in "tags" = bunches of fruit & leaves. I think several of these tags would look beautiful arranged around a tall chocolate cake on a glass cakestand - I may just have to try that out when I get home.