I felt it was time for a present to you, my dear followers, whether you comment regularly or not doesn't matter, as long as you do so now, then we'll know you want to participate in the tombola; entries open till next Sunday 30 July; I will then write down your names on snippets of paper, throw them all into one of my hats, shuffle and shake, close my eyes & pick one at random....
'the philosopher' contemplating the world as it unfolds before him, before us all, withholding judgement, eating a fresh plum from time to time; after careful deliberations, weighing the pros & cons , he has agreed to be given away, he feels it's a great opportunity to see more of the world and perhaps even experience it more hands-on; he is quite the cerebral type and not one for getting his hands dirty, so maybe now he might do just that. 'If nothing else, it'll be my adventure' he explains to me
He won't take up too much of your space, he's reasonably clean, not a picky eater, has a tendancy to wander off on his walk-about-musings, a lousy sense of direction so it might take him a while to arrive...other than that, important to know he likes his sleep and will only wake up to coffee; a friendly character who enjoys intelligent conversation, he will be missed, however we will be happy once we know he's going somewhere he's welcome
to visit the Studio...i would be there, in a FLASH,
this whole post gives me such a smile, all of it, and the
Philosopher.... dog swimming like a beaver....little Family in their
little cardboard house....
i have said this before...i just LOVE how your mind takes such
delight in small things....
Love to you, Saskia....Big Love to you
I can promise you freshly ground coffee in a French press and homemade jams, breads and an occasional peace or apple crisp, a breakfast or desert dish that I make with fresh fruit, butter, nuts, oatmeal etc. We love fruit dishes in the summer.
You can nap in our garden, lulled by the swaying corn stalks and when it gets too hot, you can sit under our grape arbor where you can pick a few to enjoy for a snack. In autumn, we turn our grapes into raisins and you would be a big help by telling us your thoughts about sustainable living and eating what you grow.
You would have a special place on the altar on my dresser filled with drawing and gifts from my grandchildren. Mexi the cat, a drawing by my granddaughter comes alive when you read the story written about her and there is a tiny green Pokeman statue who would like a new friend. He was given to me by my grandson who knows how much I love anything green.
We will make you comfortable albeit you will be in a very different place but then adventures should be about new places and experiences. We don't have a lot of water but nearby we do have the Rio Grande which means Big River in Spanish. Sometimes the river is full, other times it is not. One thing New Mexico has in abundance are glorious sunrises and sunsets and dancing, at times, fierce winds. We like to sit out, especially when the winds dance and watch the skies. You will be welcomed by the lizards in our yard and the many birds who hang from the sunflowers that we have planted
After you have gotten used to being here in New Mexico, we may even introduce you to the culinary pride and joy of our state, the chili pepper...no, don't get upset, we will start slowly, with a very mild one and then work our way up to the hotter ones but only if you like the taste. Best of all, if you do come here to New Mexico, you can dictate your travel journal to me so I can send Saskia updates of your adventures; you know she would want to see how it is all going. Bienvendio, welcome.
they don't feel like small things Grace, perhaps I'm just not made for the Big Stuff in life....yes having you visit here would be WonderFull
Excellent Liz, and I wonder if that Dreaming Bird in the bottom image is dreaming the Hare, those Dogs and the Tree, or maybe it's the other way 'round....you will know soon enough
hi there Kristin, what a fascinating job you had! you know I have also dreamt I was part Native Indian myself (albeit white, blonde and blue eyed) as a child I used to tell my mum lots of stories about my second family; how lovely hazel sticks were used for the baby basket weaving, I have only yet managed to weave plantsupports along the garden paths; by the way he is sure he would feel most welcome in your home!
well Marti, your comment is a post in itself! what a tale and he is tempted to slide into the envelope and post himself straight away, however, as is his considerate nature he feels the heartfelt warmth in every comment and is certain every home offered could hold the Adventure he so looks forward to, so we will just have to wait and see what Sunday brings
Tina, after good night's sleep to wake up to a strong cup of coffee, he likes the sound of that, a lot......
arti: PEACH crisps you say......very tempting, I say no more
thanks Mo, well I kind of know your place and therefore know he could happily make it his home as well, plus you share your life with a musical Crow, he thinks this is very cool
the Hat rules, Nancy, and if he did turn up on your doorstep he would at least know one other bird in your household ;-)
oh wow Susan, I thought it was another one; he feels loved and loveable, he feels spoilt for choice and is relieved he doesn't have to choose!
your name will go into the Hat as well Debbie, he likes your weaving and dyeing and would be interested to learn more on these matters; the soapwort is the pale pink flower in the right, apparently it was used for washing
All the best to you. I'm so glad that I found your site.
Het mooiste in de vriendschap
is niet de uitgestoken hand,
de vriendelijke glimlach,
noch het menselijke contact,
maar het warme gevoel
iemand te hebben
die in je gelooft
en je vertrouwen schenkt .
Saskia ook hier is de Philosopher welkom
hij kent zowel het Nederlands als de Engelse taal
m'n ontvangst en omgaan bevind zich in de " goudkorrel "
mag dat voldoende zijn om hem welkom te heten
genegen groetjes maria
Would you like to visit France ? You will be welcome ! I hope you speak French , because my English is terrible , but I can offer plenty of good coffee to you .
Please , can you tell Saskia how much I like her little pillows , her beautiful garden and the Big Black Dog .
Ah Maria, ik zat laatst nog te denken dat ik al een poosje geen commentaren van jouw hand had gezien, noch hier noch bij Grace; ook jouw naam gaat in de Hoed, hij voelt de warmte al uit België opstijgen
bienvenue Fanny, surement il parle francais, peut etre c'est un tout petit peu 'rustique' a ce moment la, mais j'en suis sure que ca va ameliorer du moment qu'il arrivera chez toi; ton nom va aussi dans le Chapeau (Django, le chien te remercie)
Special thanks being sent your way.
Everything in all your work, your studio, your home, your garden, it all comes together, one patchwork of life.
And also my cousins Janis, Robin, Susie, Christina, Michal and Thing 1 and Thing 2. Conveniently enough, everyone can be reached right at my home address.
I gather you really want him Julie, he feels flattered beyond compare (I do believe he's blushing)
thank you for your generosity Sue, and also nice to know you like yours