Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Merlefest 2009

We had another great year at Merlefest 2009. We had 4 days of fun, sun and music with our good friends from Chattanooga. Mom and Dad had been telling me about the festival and getting to see Drew, Anna, Holden and Sam every night leading up to it. I was so excited to finally get there and play with kids.

For those of you interested in all of our pictures from Merlefest 2009 check out our Flickr Pool.

Our camp from Thursday through Sunday at the Moravian Falls Campground

It was very hot during the day and what little shade there was, it was almost certainly always taken. I had to lather myself in sunscreen to protect my very fair skin. Days of sunscreen and no showers had my hair standing on its own.

Pyramid with Drew, and Anna

Watching the Del McCoury Band play in the kids tent. This may have been the best show we saw all weekend!

We played, danced and rolled in the grass with our glow in the dark sticks from 630pm until 1130pm on Saturday night as Sam Bush and Emmylou Harris played on the main stage. When the show was over I was asleep n 30 seconds and slept harder than I ever have!

Playing in the Moravian Falls

A little frog I caught just below the falls

Blowing bubbles with Anna at camp

At home after the festival enjoying the pool that we stopped to buy on the way home. We are most surely in the red neck category now with our inflatable pool. The only problem is that the water comes from our well and is mind numbingly cold!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Has anyone seen the eggs?

"Nope, not me. I don't know what you're talking about."

The look on my face says it all. We could not have asked for a more beautiful Easter day. After a thorough search for eggs in the backyard we retired to our hammocks and munched on eggs all day.

One of the 7 eggs the Easter Bunny left for breakfast. This egg looked so good that I stopped to eat it before moving on to look for the others!

Loading my basket with eggs.

Eggs anyone?

Still in search of my eggs.

I got a new puzzle in my Easter basket and we spent part of the afternoon putting the puzzle together. Actually, every piece Mom figured out and placed I took out and added it to my collection.

Once we finally got it put together I wondered if the Easter Bunny was raised at the North Pole?

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Eternal Seductiveness of Life

The Pollinators from Brad Herring on Vimeo.

A visual poetic glimpse into the symbiotic relationship between a flowering plant and its pollinators.

There are a vast diversity of pollinators that occupy our backyard, skimming across the flowers, spreading pollen from stamens to pistils, and sucking the sweet nectar. We would not have our blueberry bushes, pears, apples, azaleas and other plants that we have come to love without this beautiful symbiotic form of reproduction.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Little Miss Wavy Gravy

past weekend Dad volunteered at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham. One of the documentaries he saw was Saint Misbehavin': The Wavy Gravy Movie about the legendary Wavy Gravy. Before the movie started the volunteers passed out red clown noses to the audience and Dad saved his for me to clown around in.

If you or anyone you know is interested in attending a circus and performing arts camp then you should check out Wavy's camp Winnarainbow in Berkely, CA.

For those of you who don't know, Wavy Gravy, or Hugh Romney, is best known as an activist clown and the inspiration for a Ben and Jerry's flavor of ice cream. He also helped form the Hog Farm, was the MC for Woodstock, a member of the Merry Pranksters and co-founder of SEVA, a foundation that combats preventable and curable blindness in the Third World.