Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yesteryear



Yesteryear, was when I hadn't spent three days digging new gardens for pumpkins and squash, asparagus and strawberries.

Yesteryear, was when if I had done those things, my body wouldn't ache quite so bad.

Yesteryear, when I didn't need a long weekend to recover from a long weekend.

Yesteryear, the Kim Klassen texture I'm using on this pic I took of one of our lilac bushes just on the verge of blooming.

Yesteryear, is what I'll be saying in less than two weeks when these blooms have gone out in a blaze of glory.


Don't kid yourself, I still had time for a movie. Our choice, which fit in rather neatly with the male twin's current science unit on flight, was Fly Away Home. Based, very loosely, on a true story of Bill Lishman from Ontario, he successfully lead a flock of geese on their winter migration from Ontario to Northern Virginia. A technique that he eventually used to help reintroduce migration patterns to the Whooping Crane in an effort to reestablish this endangered species. Through a foundation he co-founded, Operation Migration, treks still continue today. You can check out the link to find out more about their work.






~Be well friends~

20 comments:

Jenni said...

With all that gardening and farming.... and you still get time to create beautiful photos and adapt them with texture..! Gorgeous job.I really love the softness of the photo and the blended color. The movie was a favorite of my girls... MANY years ago when it first came out.. Anna Paquin has certainly moved on to bigger.. and scarier things.
jenni

deb duty said...

The photo of your lilac bush is so beautiful. I'm following you now because I want to see more. We don't have lilac bushes where I live so I'll just have to enjoy yours!

The movie looks very interesting. Thanks for the recommendation.

Buttons said...

Andrea I understand that pain. Nice lilac shot.
I loved that movie very cool.
Good luck on the four day recovery till the next weekend of work. LOL B

texwisgirl said...

the photo is lovely. sounds like you're a bit wistful today (or last night). i understand the aching aging body thing. darn it!

Kristy said...

Beautiful image, I remember that movie was a tear jerker!

Happy Homemaker UK said...

Love the lilac photo with the texture. Just beautiful - I can smell it from here :) Newest follower via Sweet Shot Tuesday XOL

A Rosy Note said...

Your photo looks beautiful! I love lilacs. I've seen that movie too :)

Barb said...

Love your texture work on this lilac!

Lucy (aka rharper) said...

I loved the movie Fly Away Home.

*sniffsniff*

Leah C said...

Oh yum...lilacs...my favorite! Very lovely:)

Red Gate Farm said...

LOVING the lilac pic!

And I feel your pain... figuratively and literally! Some Monday mornings I can hardly drag myself out of bed and not just because I don't want to head off to work :)

~Chris

Sue@MyArtsDesire said...

Having spent the first half of my life in the Midwest {usa} and being a Southern transplant, the one thing I do miss is the abundance of lilacs. Your capture-in all its beauty-brought back some wonderful memories for me today. Loved your creative writing as well! Xo

Dandy said...

How do you manage all that farming? I want to check out that movie- sounds really interesting!

Linda Makiej said...

Terrific texture work!!

Ania said...

Beautiful and so subtle :)

Melissa said...

Lovely lovely photo! So wonderful to have found your beautiful blog!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love your lilacs, and the texture. My bil told us about that movie so thanks for the reminder to watch it.

debsea said...

oh the smell of a lilac bush! i wish they grew here.
beautiful photo!

The Fairy's Apprentice said...

Is my favorite flower, and I love your pictures. Is so beautiful and nice worked!

MJ said...

I bawled like a baby at the end of that movie. And your use of textures are wonderful, as usual ;).