Monday, August 31, 2009
His Majestic Blackness, trying on his halloween costume for ms. vanessa's halloween party on her blog: A Fanciful Twist... looks pretty catty, doesn't he? i know. that was corny. go ahead and smile anyway. smiles make your heart feel better and tone up your face muscles. pre-fall-ish blessings on all of you...
Sunday, August 30, 2009
the bohemian and her magic playmate went out to play... they soaked up their vitamin D on the warm bricks of the front porch while they tried to decide what to do for fun... they decided they would go exploring. there was so much to discover in their own back yard...
what was this weird and wonderful magic "thing" they discovered in the grass? was it something the faeries had left behind? what kind of magic did it perform? the bohemian squeezed it gently and out came magic dust...was it good or evil? she couldn't tell. and her magic playmate didn't have a clue either...
does anyone know what it is? the bohemian and her magic playmate picked some juicy berries, taking care not to be pricked by the evil spell-binder vines that guarded those lovely blue-black gems.
next they ventured on to the luscious transparent plum tree, which was absolutely loaded!!
the magic playmate decided to climb up and pick some. oh, they were delicious indeed!
then the magic playmate discovered some faerie plants growing beneath the ginkgo tree and tried to crawl up to touch the lovely orange-colored berries. "Oh no!" cried the bohemian! "don't touch those berries! your skin will begin to itch terribly!" she scolded. she knew this from experience, when the royal children had tried playing with the colorful berries years before. they came running with tears and complaints to their bohemian mother, who rinsed their stinging hands under cool, clear water and healed them with hugs and kisses.
and so the magic playmate heeded the bohemian's warning and climbed back down and was safe. they went on to have many more adventures that day. the bohemian will post more of them later, if you care to join in on their fun... at any rate, DO have you OWN fun adventures with your own magical playmates and tell us all about them... another piece of wisdom from cynthia copeland about the important stuff her kids taught her:
"if your feet don't touch the ground, let them swing." our bohemian's feet rarely the touch the ground when she sits in all kinds of chairs! and she gets teased when she swings her feet like a child, but swing them she does, none-the-less. and she has fun while she's doing it!! never let someone else take your fun away by pretending to be more "grown-up" than you. they are BIG-TIME missing out! don't you miss out, too.
ON WITH THE CHILDISH GLEEFUL FUN AND FROLIC!!!!
Friday, August 28, 2009
august is ending. it doesn't seem possible but here comes the end of summer and fall is hard on its heels. SIGNS OF THE CHANGING OF SEASONS: my bohemain mountain is in its summer attire...almost bare naked of snow. weather getting cloudier...
helicopters ready to whirl...
squash is getting fatter every day...
green beans are getting canned...
the ginkgo leaves are beginning to turn yellow...
look at this moth trying to mimic a ginkgo leaf!!! how amazing...
Thursday, August 27, 2009
i love to smile. and if it leads to a laugh, why that's even better!! these are some of the things around me that prompt that sort of response from me... this little sweet thing is (was) a "giggle ball". it used to giggle the cutest little kid giggle i have ever heard! no one who heard it could keep from laughing. all you had to do was bump it to make it belly laugh. of course, to my deepest regret, we wore the poor thing out! i just couldn't bear to throw it out! so now it just sits and smiles sweetly. i can't help but smile back...
this is one of my little travel make-up bags. i love the black and white contrast and all the swirly-ness of the pattern.
this is my parasol!! my daughter bought a few of those white paper parasols you can decorate yourself. so this is my version...and it makes me smile so BIG! no one esle anywhere on earth has one like mine. it makes me so happy! and my oh my, you should see it twirl!!
yes, i still have a troll. an OLD troll. i hope you're not easily affended by nudity. i have no idea where her clothes are! of course she's a girl...she has pink hair!! look at this face...how can you NOT smile back...
my butterfly pillow. it just makes me want to pick it up and squeeze it every time i walk by it. what things have you surrounded yourself with that make you smile and, better yet, laugh out loud? i'd love to hear about them!
wishing you smiles, giggles, and belly laughs tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow after that...
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
while the bohemian was harvesting hazelnuts, the cats were coming up with ideas... ideas about what to do with a paper sack full of hazelnuts. idea #1: try to climb it...
idea #2: wear it...
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
the bohemian mountain this morning... oh so blue and almost hiding. but the bohemian still got a lot of chores done! she watered the garden, even though it looked like mother nature might take care of that... she emptied her compost bucket into the magic compost pile and turned it over with the royal shovel, to discover new lovely black moist dirt. she plucked hazelnuts from the ground under the royal tree before those evil blue jay-monsters could steal them. she hulled them and hung them in the royal red mesh bag to dry. she took up the royal nutcracker and opened last years stash to use in her banana bread. she stirred and mixed and smashed and splattered, then baked up the banana bread batter. mmmmm... she can smell it baking. she cleaned up the royal kitchen herself, as the kitchen fairies had never once lifted a hand to help in that room. then she cleared out of there so that the royal princess could make a batch of no-bake cookies. you know it! she had to clean again later. but yummy goodness sure makes it worth the effort! hope your day has lots of yummy goodness in it! don't forget to REVEL in it and say YUM! as loud and as many times as you want, no matter what kind of looks you are getting from other people... they are just jealous of your pleasure! one last look at the mountains...is that a tease of clear sky there at the top?! hope so!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
the bohemian morning had started off so weirdly... the sun came up over the bohemian mountain in a haze of red. everything was strangely red-hued. so the bohemian tried to photograph it but her camera filtered out most of the red (but not the haze, naturally). she was gazing at the most scifi scene she could ever remember. the sun was translucently red, like a jelly bean. but glowing... (insert music from twilight zone here...). the bohemian picked more blueberries and then worked awhile on her outdoor room (pictures will follow when she has it done...) but the heat drove her indoors. she put her achy head on ice and meds, then took a nap. and then it was time..... she went to the fair!!!
first thing she did was watch the horse show. she LOVES the draft horses! aren't they magnificent? these dark ones were her favorite. she loves the way the ground feels when they run them around the arena.... thunderous! and that rhymes with wonderous....
*visited the reptile room and chatted with a hissing cockroach, and various gorgeous pythons and boas. there was even an elf frog who looked for all the world like someone had squished him flat.
*ate a black cherry ice cream cone
*listened to scottish bluegrass
*ate a BBQ beef sandwich and corn on the cob for dinner
*had an iced latte (while watching the horses run)
*marvelled at the llamas and alpacas... some of the coolest animals on earth...
*visually feasted her eyes on the artwork and photography...we humans are oh so creative!!
*wound down the everning with a decaf coffee @ 10pm while waiting for the daughter to be done
things she did not buy but really wanted to:
*light-up bunny ears (her 17 yr. old daughter would disown her...wait till the grandkids come along! she shall have her bunny ears yet!)
*jingle-jangling belly dancing waist scarf
*henna tatoo or airbrushed tatoo
but she DID find this darling pixie who had just won herself a magic wand!
then the pixie went on the carousel with her auntie who happens to be this bohemian's daughter-in-law.
are they not the darling-est?!
the bohemian bid good night to the fair at 11pm and headed home to bed. what a fun-filled day. hope yours was, also. what was your favorite thing at the fair this year? i'd love to hear.
some photo hunt finds:
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
boy does the bohemian feel scattered today! so here's a bunch of randomness for this lovely summer day... RANDOMNESS #1: look at this flower-love the bohemian recieved from her Honey! good thing she got a picture of them! in her Honey's best effort to preserve the life of this gorgeous dahlia plant, he planted it in the garden (our bohemian forgets to water things...) because it's the bohemian's chore to water the garden every day. so they would get water. every day. it was a nice theory. the ugly slug monsters from the neighboring evil kingdom snuck over and devoured the poor things. it's the thought that counts, right!? RANDOMNESS #2:
the lovely musing mermaid, carmen @writing from life (visit her from my "blogs i follow" list at the side of my blog page) chose our bohemian's name for her giveaway! look at all the lovely things she won! plus a lovely blank journal, too... the little fairy in the bottle sits on the windowsill in the bohemian's kitchen and makes her fairy magic every day.... oh, that makes the bohemian smile/giggle/grin!!!
purple in the grass in bohemia... how magical is that? RANDOMNESS #4:
simplify? baby steps, yes.
read? oh, yeah. LOTS of lovely blogs!
use chopsticks? yep.
fill the room with flowers. definately! don't forget to ENJOY? she tries every day...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
there are some days... days where "it is what it is". today is one of those days. dark, gray sky; a little too cool in the house; headache & achy body; dishes piled in the sink; too wet to pick berries; crap on tv... journal page for days like this... remedy: go play in the craft room...cut and paste...have a little eye candy for breakfast...
what' in a big girl's toy box?