Monday, October 27, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

At the Mexican Market


Our Spanish class went out to lunch.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Living Flowers


The New Guinea empatiens plant is alive so far.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Letter to an old friend

Dear Jim,
Big news here. The foal was born. A little filly---I guess she will be named Cayenne Caprice---and called Ki. She is the cutest little critter I ever saw and not afraid of people---we can get in the stall and lie down with her---and Ruby doesn't mind us. She is really fun to play with. She has been a big event on the mountain---everybody knows about her and every body is coming to see her. She was born about a week ago---Linn checked Ruby about 11:00 at night and saw she was dripping a pretty steady stream of milk and then set his alarm for 3:00 am. When he went to the corral Ruby was just beginning to deliver so he woke me and we watched---the presentation was normal---first two feet and then a nose. When the baby was not quite all the way out Ruby started a maternal lowing to it and the foal answered with a strange little cry. Ruby chose to deliver in the middle of the corral---not in the flat place at the top we had prepared for her---and so when the foal tried to stand up she would fall over downhill and roll---Linn at that point picked her up (must have weighed about 85#) and carried her to the place we had ready and I led Ruby there. At that point we woke up Dan and Sarah---would have done it sooner except we didn't want to upset Ruby with too much going on around her---this being her first time and ours---but they got to see the foal just getting her legs. The foal kept trying to find the nipple to nurse and at first Ruby wouldn't let her. I called our horse teacher. He said to put hot packs on Ruby's milk bags and try to get the milk to flow---so after that Ruby was ready----but the foal seemed too tired. I expressed a little milk into a roast baster to get it into her mouth so she could taste it. One reason I think she is so friendly with us now is that she had her first contacts with Linn and me. She was born between 3:30 and 4:00 and by 7:00 she was nursing okay. We were worried for a little space of time there. She seems to be growing very fast. We take her into the riding ring for an exercise period and she races around with Ruby.

Sorry you didn't stop over with us on your travels west. How was it for you?

I have had two poems accepted for publication---one in a collection of Colorado poets and one by a small handset press in Oneonta, N.Y.---nice to get a little encouragement---if not money.

Let us hear from you.
Love,
Ida

Written March 28, 1978 to Jim Allen, my first husband, a gay guy. We were married in 1951 when 'gay' wasn't in the vocabulary yet.

BATS


Now that would be something to worry about.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Linn coming to the finish line


He is in the white shirt, raising his right arm.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Linn and I at a Thai Restaurant in San Francisco



The first part of June we visited our grand-daughter and ate at a place near where she lives.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Out of the trunk




This is the publication that first put me in touch with Malay Roychoudhury, a poet of the Hungry Generation in India, almost 40 years ago. Now I see he has a blog. How very interesting! This computer age. This small world.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Asian Art Museum San Francisco



We spent four days in San Francisco in early June. This is a wonderful museum, moved from the Asian section in the De Young to what used to be the public library in the Civic Center. This photo is in the Tibetan exhibit. The new De Young Museum is a big surprise now.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Training for the Boulder Bolder


Linn and Sarah run on the high school track for the big Memorial Day event.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

Spider


This is a fine specimen. I don't know the name.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Jane


From our visit to Bend

Friday, May 02, 2008

Bird trying to get in the window


Yesterday coming through an alley we saw this young bird not understanding about glass. Bonnie took a photo.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Linn, Sarah and Chris in Boulder


At the World Affairs Conference April 2008

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring


Flower petals have been falling along with some snow flakes.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Coffee in the mornings at Theo's


Here is Linn waiting for our friends to come so we can discuss the affairs of the day

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Desert Wildflowers


Photo from the web. It is that time of year in the California desert.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

The River Path


Lots of people walking along the path on Sunday, the first really warm beautiful day for a long time.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Winter has come to Eugene



Views of the Abbey and our deck

Thursday, January 03, 2008

The Best Season


Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
By Wu Men (Hui-k'ai)
(1183 - 1260)
English version by Stephen Mitchell
 
Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn,
a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter.
If your mind isn't clouded by unnecessary things,
this is the best season of your life.