Monday, February 27, 2012


time by oyabakamama
time, a photo by oyabakamama on Flickr.

Ella is getting artsy and philosophical with her science fair project his year. Even better, she is doing this on her own for the most part.

what is time?

what is time? by oyabakamama
what is time?, a photo by oyabakamama on Flickr.

porch knitting

porch knitting by oyabakamama
porch knitting, a photo by oyabakamama on Flickr.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

back to the upper sixties today

saturday by oyabakamama
saturday, a photo by oyabakamama on Flickr.

I may take my feet out of the smartwool for the day.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

May 19, 1920

SWS May 19 '20 by oyabakamama
SWS May 19 '20, a photo by oyabakamama on Flickr.

We found this inscription in the concrete beside our well. Was this the year that they got indoor plumbing? Beside the well is a small outbuilding with a trough, obviously the old pump house. In 1920 this house was thirty four years old. I know the man that built it was named Smith and that he was the local blacksmith. So, slowly the house reveals itself to us. bulbs are coming up through the grass in the shape of long gone flower borders. Daffadils, apparently, can not be stopped. Soon, I'm going to walk up the road to the old cemetery and see who I can find.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

last light (playing outside until 6)

lost another front tooth today

This little person swallowed his tooth today. He lost it in a seaweed rice cake with peanut butter. Never felt it go. He told his teacher he thought he used to have a tooth, but it might be gone. His friends were so supportive in the sweetest way, telling him that all he had to do for the tooth fairy was sleep with his mouth open.


love by oyabakamama
love, a photo by oyabakamama on Flickr.

rainbow morning

rainbow morning by oyabakamama
rainbow morning, a photo by oyabakamama on Flickr.

What a great way to start off the 100th day of school. The kindergarten had 100 flags, popped 100 balloons, ate a 100 piece hiyuku mix snack, put 100 stickers on party hats, did 100 piece puzzles, had 100 seconds of silence, and ate celery and pineapple rings served in the shape 100.

at play

at play by oyabakamama
at play, a photo by oyabakamama on Flickr.

grinding cornmeal

grinding cornmeal by oyabakamama
grinding cornmeal, a photo by oyabakamama on Flickr.

sunset walk at brown's farm