Wednesday, May 16, 2012
ABC Wednesday: Relishing R
ABC Wednesday: R is for...
I'd be remiss if I didn't sneak in a little update on our new house construction! :-)
I took these yesterday, day #2 of the installation of the roofing shingles. The weather, sunny and in the mid-80s, has been perfect for it, and they're nearly finished...
That's our builder Todd on his phone in the front doorway
The house has been rambunctious recently with the roofing, rough-in plumbing and HVAC ducting. Next week it's the electrician's turn, and if all goes well, the windows should arrive!
But enough about construction, riveting (harhar) as it is! Here are a couple of fun photos taken during bike rides around the neighborhood this week...
chainsaw carving by David Peterson ~ Sheridan, WY
This bookish bear was carved by chainsaw last summer out of a dead cottonwood tree in the artist's front yard. A contractor working across the street when I took this told me the artist had never carved with a chainsaw before doing this bear.
One of my favorite summer recreational activities ~
~ restful, relaxing reading!
(You can see a photo of Mr. Peterson in action about three weeks after starting the bear carving by clicking here).
RECYCLING, RE-USING, RE-PURPOSING
A delightful yard in our neighborhood is home to several items that have been repurposed into planters, including what looks like a vintage washing machine...
a charming old metal chair...
and my favorite of the bunch, this rustic red pot-bellied stove!
To revel in more representations of the letter R,
ramble over to this week's ABC Wednesday!
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"