Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm

Rebel, July 4th, 2019 at Forrestel Farm
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” — Elliott Erwitt


Saturday, January 28, 2012


 Red sky in morning....take warning
 Tonight there was a wind advisory...
 Even tho it was mildish and grey and muddy and raining and snowing....
 I'm going to ignore it.
 Gary helped with chores before his 11 o'clock brunch at the college.  He was the guest speaker at the College at Brockport 26th Annual Football Awards Banquet, where he has been sponsoring the MVP award for years (and this year Coach Salomone invited him to do more).
 Seymour was following me around when I was out in the side pasture.

 The tulips Sally brought the other day have really opened up....they add a lot of light to the kitchen.
 It must be the growing season....the Fiddle Leaf Fig plant has lots of new growth.  Before I retired from teaching in 1999 I was given a huge big (over 6 feet tall) I ended up putting it in my classroom.  Eventually it had to come to the farm where it lived for over 10 years (must have been around for at least 25).  Before it knuckled under I was able to start a new plant from the old one.  Here it is, getting ready for a spurt.  As you have probably noticed, I am a real fan of greenery.
 And Cloudia (over in Hawaii)....3 birds have hatched and I decided to give them names.
 and Honolulu....lulu for short.  Two more on the way.  What should I call them.

Drumming today.  We had a full house.
 Clyde was back from Brazil and Claire brought a guest from Germany.  There must have been
at least 14 of us.
 Khalid gave us a real workout, and I am happy to say I was able to keep up.

 We were really on a roll.  Perhaps that will motivate me to get back to my old self.  One of the drummers has been reading my Journal and wondered what the heck was going on.

Stopped at Weggies on the way home. It was snowing like crazy.
When I got back to the farm...nothing but wind.
Went out to do the chores and it was really blowing.
 No cooking tonight.  2 Six Dollar Meals from you know where.

 Made a salad and we were good to go.
Time to go hang out by the fire.
Night all.


  1. Look at those fine birds you have coaxed so far from home! you have a magic touch as your animals, kids, work, plants, drums, food KNOW

    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

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  2. Hello,
    I followed your link at Sky Watch Friday - beautiful red sky!
    Interesting post - 'A Day in the Life of' kind of thing.
    Enjoyable to read and great photos!
    Lea's Menagerie

  3. Ciao, bella! Hope you get your groove back - it might help if the weather decided what season it was. But have you noticed the extra light morning and night? Yes!

  4. Maybe a relaxing weekend away? I know it's hard to get away when there's horses and doggies and kitties.

  5. How did Gary's speech go? What an honor to be invited. Looks like you have a full day (again). Ewww to blowing fun! Enjoy the fire.

  6. That weather must be depressing but the plants and drumming must have brightened your day.

  7. Your birds are so pretty. I wish that I had the ability to keep plants alive during winter. I just loose interest for some reason. Probably because one of the dogs usually tries to eat the plants...HA!


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