"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Friday, September 7, 2012

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

Dry, hot, hazy...

evidently a good day to bale the hay 

and appreciate snow melted from Mt. Hood to provide water for

and crops

and children

and Grandmums who like to take pictures,
[and try to knit tomatoes.]

Happy Weekend!

Gracie xxx


  1. Hi Gracie,
    I am back from the lake, and catching up. I was without my computer for a week or so because my power cord blew up!!! I missed blogging! I read back about your visit to the aquarium. How fun!! When my husband was in college, he worked part time in a fish aquarium shop. He had several aquariums, and set two up for me at my home. I had sea horses in one, and I loved them!!!! We love to visit big aquariums. Loved seeing your daughters family too. I enjoyed hearing about your recollection of the first man on the moon. You graduated when my Uncle did. 1969.
    I loved your current post too. You have such a grateful heart. I love to see what you write about in your journal. Your blog makes me smile!
    XO Kris

  2. Aw, those photo's are lovely! I always enjoy seeing pics of other places :) I hope you have a wonderful weekend.....and I can't wait to see the results of the knitted tomatoes!
    Sarah x x

  3. Beautiful photos Gracie, the air must feel so clean and smell so beautiful where you are. Hugs and have a great weekend,

  4. I am really jealous....you live in the most beautiful place. How nice to see such a gorgeous mountain like that every day! Here in Louisiana we get excited if we see a hill...LOL. Just Beautiful! Shari!

  5. With that fantastic weather I would have thought you could have grown tomatoes...things must be pretty bad if you have taken to knitting them! How to they fare for flavour? :) xxx

  6. Hi Gracie another lovely post such stunning photos. We have been enjoying some warm weather here which is good. The magazine I always have each weekhas patterns for knitted vegetables. I'm just not sure what I would do with them once I'd knitted them. Anne x

  7. More beautiful photos from an area I dearly love!

  8. Don't you just love those rhythms of life that repeat everywhere?! There is glorious sunshine and some mention of harvest/hay bales on almost every northern hemisphere blog I visit just now.

  9. its the same here! hot, hazy and the roads are full of tractors stacked high with hay bales. I make a wish everytime I drive past one.


  10. Beautiful photos - such a treat for me to see my old friend Mt. Hood on the horizon! Here the farmers make round hay bales. Interesting about the making a wish tradition, they do that in Scotland too.

  11. Such pretty photos. Mount Hood is so grand. Enjoy the heat before the rains come!

  12. Such beautiful photos of the countryside! I love seeing new places through others' eyes. :)) Thank you so much for taking the time to take these photos and sharing them with us...


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