Thursday, July 14, 2011

neither here nor there ... probably number three if you were keeping track.

** things of virtually no importance. irrelevant and most likely unnecessary to the conversation.

though quite possibly knocking at my brain and spilling out of my fingertips.

i've sat at my keyboard for quite some time now ... fingers itching to tippitytap.  and brain swirling with this and a that.

and ... nada.

so i just decided to spill my last few goings on upon you ... mostly in pictures a few words here and there ...

we picked strawberries.


we waited until justabouttheverylastminute to go and pick strawberries at this beautiful farm ... although in all honesty ... someone had told me that they had "just begun to pick" and then 2 days later ... there were virtually no strawberries left.  there was a lot of digging (by me) and a lot of whining (by the girls) ...

but dude. every. single. one. of. these. strawberries. is the MOST DELICIOUS strawberry i have ever eaten.

they are the tiniest sweetest little things.  ever.
 
this farm doesn't spray their fields ... so there are a bajillion of these guys ... the primary reason for all! the! whining!
 
pokey pokey pokies.  which only sting for approximately 2 seconds when you bump against them.  i know. 
 
i also remember long long ago being a little girl and STEPPING on one of those things in bare feet ... because i have really never been one to be fond of shoes ... and ouch.  it felt like a lot more than 2 seconds.
 
also, though?  do you see that pretty little strawberry in there?  i just went to the refrigerator and ate it. 
 
best strawberry ever.
 
we made some friends in the field.
 

a pretty little fuzzy caterpillar (in a really overexposed photo). 

and just so you know how much i care about all of you out there ... it's a saltmarsh caterpillar.  which is actually going to be a moth someday.  and i can no longer finish my breakfast.  because my computer screen was just covered in caterpillars. {shudder}

or this little friend ...


yay!  it's like an i spy game ... grab your kids and play along!


can you spy the girl that i was trying to take a picture of ... before the big sister so rudely stepped in front of her mother as she was taking the perfect photo of her little sister?


can you spot the elmo wearing finners out among the strawberries?? ... no ... because he pretty much hated the entire super fun strawberry picking and preferred for daddy to take him to look at tractors. 


but ... he did enjoy the currants.  have you ever tasted these little white currants?  so. yummy. a little sour.
 
and then we drove around ... kinda getting lost and had lunch in a little cafe on the st croix river.  in the kitchen.  because there were no more chairs that didn't have umbrellas on the porch dining area.  and the food was fine ... but it was SO HOT IN THERE.  that it could possibly be remembered as not-my-favorite-place-to-eat. 
 
and then?  we cursed ever driving that far because finn turned into oscar the grouch on the way home. 
 
but we'll probably go back in a few weeks for blueberry picking.
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we ate crepes.
 
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hmmm.  what else? 
i got a studio space!
 
in a really neat old building on the river in northeast minneapolis.
i'm kind of loving it.

it's the sunlight that gets me ... everytime.
 
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i love lilies.
and they are popping out everywhere.
except for in my front yard area.  where there used to be a billion ... for some crazy reason, this year ... the daisies have completely taken over and just didn't let the lilies up maybe?  i'm not sure ... but i certainly know that i'll be handing away free daisy bulbs in the fall.
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we've been doing a bit of cut and color around these parts ... a little something for a little someone.  or two.  you'll know who you are in the very near future.
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finn was in heaven watching trucks at the parade ... and out the front window this week. 
in heaven.
 
i'm still getting used to this boy trait.
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the rest of us pretty much just keeled over and died from the heat of the parade.  honestly ... at one point a parade walker person threw out a wooden coin for a free cupcake
 
and. it. stuck. to. my. bare. arm.
 
so ... we've been trying to keep cool.

finn's first snowcone! 
which has meant many pool and waterpark trips.  early morning park outings.  lots of icy drinks and hunkering down in the air conditioning for part of the day.
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this guy  at the zoo was attempting a bit of a cool down as well ...
 
 
also at the zoo ... another guy cooling down ...
 
please enlighten me ...
is this a boy thing??
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happy week to all of you out there ... someday soon i'll be back to regular posting ... but i'm just having so much fun over here with these three crazy kids. 
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most of the time anyways. 
sometimes i just drink a lot of coffee.  and pretend like i'm having fun.

4 comments:

Sprite's Keeper said...

Love the photos and congrats on the studio space!!!

Elle said...

Rats! They were really almost picked out already?? (I'm assuming you meant me). Sorry! But aren't they just FABULOUS? We've tried a few farms and none has ever had as good strawberries. :)

Miss you.

Galit Breen said...

*Sigh* Gorgeous as always friend! XO

Kelly said...

Please bring your studio to me! I love it there and want to live there! xo

How are the ice cubes?