Monday, July 16, 2012
I won't have it. The world is wilder than that in all directions, more dangerous and bitter, more extravagant and bright. We are making hay when we should be making whoopee; we are raising tomatoes when we should be raising Cain, or Lazarus.
Go up into the gaps. If you can find them; they shift and vanish too. Stalk the gaps. Squeak into a gap in the soil, turn, and unlock - more than a maple - a universe. This is how you spend this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon. Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
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Flathead Lake near Kalispell), as an extension of the northwest.
Check out our adorable home away from home....
The hammock got a bit of action, the hot tub, a lot. Books were finished. I read The Penderwicks to the girls.
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The weather got GORGEOUS about halfway in. One could do worse than to wake up to sunshine and water every day. This is one of my happy places, and it was made all the happier by the people who got to share it with us: our friends The Rimbeys from Eugene, and then my mom and brother.
The critter-catching alone kept the kids happy and occupied, and ironically, began when we adults saw some super cool diverse fluttery moths the night before and caught them for the kids. They were literally fighting over who got to put this moth, ("Momoth" because of his mohawk) on their face.
The next night we caught Momoth's twin, Jomoth. About the only thing you find yourself missing at the cabin is GOOGLE, and hence a few nature encyclopedias were purchased at the local Goodwill to supply us with important information such as, the difference between moths and butterlies. One difference is that when moths land, they keep their wings spread, and when butterflies land, they fold their wings up. Thank you very much, nature encyclopedias.
This year we made friendship bracelets.
We took many a trip into Yelm for trips to the meat market, Waly-mart, and we checked out Yelm's awesome library.
There were also trips into Rainier for cookies....(they frost snickerdoodles here, people!)
We hit the pool, something I truly hadn't done since the late 80's. It looked exactly the same.
I had some quality time with my brother Ryan.
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