August 3, 2011
tomorrow is my 31st birthday, and i am almost finished here at moberly tower. i guess those are 2 things to celebrate. the season has just flown by. a good thing, mostly, except that i feel like there’s still so much work i wanted to finish. what about all those knitting projects and books to be read? not to mention the amount of work i have left to do for the project bridget and i are working on. but, i am looking forward to moving. getting moving, moving on. new adventures with my new friend. where will they take us? only time will tell, but the yukon and an island or 2 off of b.c.’s coast have been proposed. many exciting things to celebrate. i feel that this will be the last post for the one per day project, so that i can dedicate the time i have left to more pressing matters. so… i’m sure there will be a travelling post or 2 before i’m australia bound.
July 16th – burnt incense squiggle
July 17th – sad bouquet
July 18th – Pomquette Beach walk reminder
July 19th – very important. do it do it do it.
July 20th – beautiful rainbow
July 24th – pretty remainders
July 26th – some beautiful wildflowers
July 28th – then he gave me a rock. isn’t it a beaut?
July 31st – sunset…another beauty.
Well, the mosquitoes have officially declared war making it difficult to spend time outside. Today is the first day since I’ve been here that I’m on high hazard. Finally, I feel like I have a reason to be here. This morning, a couple on horses came for a visit. Scared the poop out of me. And the Omnivore’s Dilemma has solidified my decision to return to almost vegetarianism with one stipulation – if it’s local and organic or wild, I’m in. No more factory farmed meat for me. Everyone should read this book. I haven’t even finished the first section yet, all about corn and fossil fuels and beef. Gross. Anyway, here are some pics going back a ways now that the internet reception is smoother.
June 20 – new shower with pump installed by keith. i get to test out the first one in the district. still have to heat the water on the stove, but it’s an improvement on the bucket.
June 21 – summer solstice sunset.
June 22 – the enemy manning up and attempting to infiltrate the fortress
June 23 – rainy day sunset
June 24 – moldy broccoli. must be almost time for grocery day. i hate losing produce to the rot.
June 25 – slimy lettuce brings back bad memories from my first year cooking for treeplanters. salvage what you can. why is it that everything fresh seems to die at once?
June 26 – bottle of false hopes. not a strong enough weapon.
June 27 – time for more toxic measures. still no match for the enemy.
June 28 – latest embroidery
June 29 – Uno calendario nuevo en espanol
June 30 – when there’s no fires to fight, there are fires to light. a crew gets rid of some brush in my yard.
July 1 – a postcard on it’s way out to a fellow tower friend
June 25, 2011
Well, I could blame it on the weather or the crappy internet connection or a general feeling of apathy these days, either way, I haven’t been posting here. I may have forgotten about taking photos on some of the days since my last post, but here are a few. And know that I have made a pact with myself to be more attentive to this project.
June 4 – That’s right, snow storm in June. That’s normal.
June 5th – Hello moon. (The snow didn’t last.)
June 6th – Goodnight sun.
June 8th – My shower rig up. Works pretty well. Gotta be resourceful in isolation.
June 9th – a collection of small things
June 12th – The drip from my ceiling makes a nice pattern in the bucket.
June 14th – postcards in progress to send and sell during my travels
June 15th – feather postcards done. I’m making lots, so if you send me your address, I’ll send you one.
June 18th – gorgeous morning -clouds in sky and on ground
May 28, 2011
May 22 – Just a little late night hail storm.
May 23 – My summer home.
May 24 – Not for pooping. Squirrel lives here. (I’ve heard he can be quite mean.)
May 25 – Hey banana! Nice lines!
May 26 – What it’s actually looked like here for the past 4 days – since the hail storm.
May 27 – I’m not really sure what this sign says, but I think that’s how high Moberly is.