6.21.2010

Gone Fishin'

gone fishing

My neighbor caught it, Aidan reeled it in, I took a picture, we watched it swim away.

I didn't intend to disappear from this space. I'm not really gone fishing. When friends ask me what we've been up to, I reply that we're in full-on summer mode. I actually don't know what that means, but I know how it feels. It feels like a lot of gardening, a lot of friends coming and going, a lot of cooking and cleaning, a lot of planning summer vacations, a lot of quieting noisy chickens, a lot of swimming, a lot of stealing fruit from neighbor's trees and vines (I'm confessing here), a lot of drawing and reading, but not a lot of time, and not a lot to write about.

Going through my media card I discovered quite a few pictures of colanders full of eggs, fruit, seeds, etc. I think I'll share them here this week. My life, in colanders. Sounds exciting, doesn't it? Such is my life. Full of stuff, full of holes. Just another dish needing to be cleaned.

peas, shelled

I'll be back when I think of something to write about. Until then, enjoy the parade of colanders, and don't forget to gather as much summer as you can before it slips through the holes, even if you have to steal some summer from your neighbor's tree.

29 comments:

  1. I loved this post Molly!
    I fully understand what you mean, summer has called to me as well and while there is so much going on it feels good to take it all in through your minds eye rather than your cameras eye! I was waiting for a bunch of colander photos, bring them on! Seriously there are so many little photo book ideas to be made! Only in these online spaces can you appreciate and connect over these sentiments right : ) What kind of fruit are you stealing lady? We got permission today AHEM *after* my kids were eating our neighbors raspberries lol : )

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  2. sounds like you have lots to write about....just not much time to do so! i adore the pea photo...pink toes and all! ;)
    happy summer solstice to you, gal.

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  3. I love both of these photos! The fish is absolutely beautiful! and the peas...i love how you left a pod in the middle! so cool! ya know, i have had the same feeling about feeling like i have nothing to write about...but what's so interesting is even though you just had two photos to share and not a lot to write, i still thoroughly enjoyed this post because of the beautiful photos!

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  4. It's what summer is all about! Enjoy!

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  5. I have that same colander -- I love the way it looks, but rarely use it to rinse anything. Mostly it holds things on my counter for me. To collect from my garden I use an old metal open weave basket that was my Grandmother's. But you have given me a great idea for a post this week because I'm also struggling with the summer schedule.

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  6. I saw on another blog that she is only posting pictures through out the summer. i thought that was good idea. anyhow, yes, enjoy every moment!

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  7. I think that is a perfect symbolic pictorial lesson for life.

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  9. being busy living is the best thing. can't wait to see the colanders. xo.

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  10. love every word, molly. i hope you can add "a lot of writing" to that list, even if it's just in a little lined notebook. you should keep on writing, my friend.
    looking forward to the photos, holes & all. xo

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  11. I LOVE the pea shot so much!

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  12. Be thankful for nothing too big to write about. :-)

    Hey, the colander looks good and your toes look pretty snazzy too!

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  13. Great photo! Colander-Peas & Painted Toes.

    "Gathering summer before it slips through the holes, even if you have to steal some from your neighbors." Love these words too!

    Happy summer! Your are making memories and can write it out later. :)

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  14. Life is best when full. Wishing you a lovely summer and looking forward to seeing your Colanders full of fun.

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  15. I understand Summer mode and think we should embrace it fully. A lot of living occurs when we are doing nothing in particular and I think that is the best kind of living.

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  16. happy summer. take lots of time to savour it! september comes soon!

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  17. we're in summer mode here too and it's just as you describe.

    i've been feeling quiet lately too. enjoy your summer and we'll still be here when you come back!

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  18. Sounds like you are almost full to the colanders brim of everything good...enjoy your Summer Molly! Beautiful red spotty fish.

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  19. Sounds like you are almost full to the colanders brim of everything good...enjoy your Summer Molly! Beautiful red spotty fish.

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  20. those holes are for breathing!

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  21. I certainly does slip through the holes. Love this post, too.

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  23. I feel the same way. And on top of that I am trying to figure out how you honeshcooling mamas blog throughout the chool year. It is feeling a bit impossible at the moment. Looking forward to seeing what's in your colander until you can think of something to say!

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  24. It just means you have a Life !!! so good you enjoy summer & its happy days :) *live laugh love* ...
    and we'll see you again when you can

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  25. Beautiful! "My Life in Colanders" sounds like a book - keep going!

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  26. Colanders, indeed. So much about a mother's life, ever full, ever emptying, summed up right there. Lovely.

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