Friday, January 20, 2012

garden musings...


it's been a beauty of a day... warm sun, cool breeze, the dog sniffing things out in the garden and me, meandering about with the camera or sitting with notebook and pencil, woolgathering. 

don't you just love that word? 

i don't think this spider indulges in much woolgathering, however.  he strikes me as an arachnid with ambition. 

and speaking of ambition, i need to do some laundry and wash my hair.
not to mention, tackle a small mountain of odious paperwork.

 perhaps the garden spider would lend me some of his resolve?

21 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh Leslie, let the spider do the work and you continue "woolgathering"....Yes I love this word too..has so many applications......

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.....

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh yes, let the spider, or someone else, tackle the odious paperwork. (I have similar mountains in my house.)
Luv, K

ayala said...

Love it :)

Kala said...

Wonderful capture of the details of the web. The light is just lovely.

Jodi said...

Yes love woolgathering. I've been at it,but I should be packing.

becky said...

Nice piece of writing, Leslie!!!

S. Etole said...

nice photography, too!!

Maryann said...

I also like the word odious....Great picture of the web

DeborahJoy said...

I've never heard of woolgathering, but it sounds delightful. And taking time to meander is just as important as being busybusybusy X

lilylovekin said...

Lovely photo-Best of luck with your chores.

beth said...

i love everything in this post leslie....everything !!

Beth said...

Good to hear a bit of playfulness in your voice. I too have a mt. of paper work--sigh. I wonder if the spider ever gets tired of spinning a new web every time someone or something destroys it?
I'm glad you could enjoy some time in the garden--bet Lady loved it too!:>)

Mama Zen said...

What a lovely shot!

Joy Lake said...

Most wonderful post <3 I do love the word "woolgathering." I also love"meandering," I use it as often as possible. arachnid with ambition I love that too. Ahh so much wonderful turn of phrase in this post haha! It would be nice to have spiders help out. After all, they do take up rent-free residence in your yard.

Rick said...

[catch up time again] ...

... starting with that gorgeous sunset ! And a poignant poem.

Followed by a soothing piece of art from Emily (a fellow countryman (person ?) both by birth and heritage - we're both Canadian and Dutch !). Beautiful - the art and the token.

Ha ha - if the garden spider lacked resolve, he'd also lack dinner. Nice shot !

Have a peaceful Sunday.

DeborahJoy said...

and thank you, Leslie, for stopping by down my way & for leaving such warm, encouraging comments. Blessings and courage to you X

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

ha! i'm not gonna let you in on what all lies around here, waiting for some desperate attention. that paper cutting business is just taking over, down here... [well not really down here, since we are more or less on the same degree of lattitude, don't you think; so; sideways...? = which is a really good movie, did you see it?]
sorry! mind is a muddle. happy though, i'm wishing you all the best with your woolgathering. actual woolgathering, as in spinning? or... musing? ;)))
X
n♥

Tiago Braga said...

good photo, i like the colors, the sun gave you a good litgh to the litel spider

Rachel said...

Woolgathering, I also like that term. :-)Have been doing a bit myself while reading In the Company of others by Jan Karon and listening to Celtic music.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela fotografia...Belo texto...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Tracy said...

While I don't gravitate to spiders as such... I do love their artwork-webs. This is beautiful to see. Love the quality of light. It snowed here this weekend--a good 12 inches. We decided to play snowed-in...it was so good! ;o) Happy Week, Leslie ((HUGS))