Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Opal's garden

Thinking about the donkey Shelley wrote about here. She wants to be her fairy godmother (my words--she uses the more practical "sponsor") but is running into defensive small town bureaucrats (my words).

I have a free afternoon and am going to visit Walden Pond. Thoreau keeps coming into my life. I wrote about him here and here. I am embarrassed to say that I've tried to avoid him--too popular! too obvious! he's on coffee mugs and t-shirts! Reminds me of when I started college and thought I didn't need to take literature classes because I'd already read the books. Which reminds me of something Thoreau wrote:

The youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon, or perchance a palace or temple on the earth, and at length the middle-aged man concludes to build a wood-shed with them.

And now I have a wood-shed to work on. I'll report back soon.



  1. Your mood board looks lovely Jen! Good luck on the shed.

    Madelief x

  2. Replies
    1. She deserves it. Maybe that's her friend waiting for her.

  3. You read a wide genre of books, indeed!
    I'd like to take a walk, but it's better to wait a little until the climate will change to cooler. I wait impatient.

  4. Know what you mean about Walden Pond, I've avoided it forever...dummy. Love your ode to the donkey, maybe I'll send you a picture of Max (no pressure). Did you say wood-shed? Hm?

  5. There was an article on the morning NPR this past weekend about Margaretville - the county nursing home (founded inthe 1830s) being purchased by a private company and the fear that the corporation will drastically limit the number of Medicaid patients in the facility. Did you hear it?

    1. No I didn't. Will see if I can find it in the archives. Thanks!