Saturday, June 11, 2011


"Having a wheel and four legs of its own
Has never availed the cumbersome grindstone
To get it anywhere that I can see.
These hands have helped it go, and even race;
Not all the motion, though, they ever lent,
Not all the miles it may have thought it went,
Have got it one step from the starting place.
It stands beside the same old apple tree.
The shadow of the apple tree is thin
Upon it now its feet as fast in snow.
All other farm machinery's gone in,
And some of it on no more legs and wheel
Than the grindstone can boast to stand or go."
~from the the grindstone by robert frost

i am off to clean,
tomorrow is sarah's open house.
it has been a very busy
couple of weeks...
sorry i haven't been around to see you much.
i will pop in when i can.
light + objects = shadows
i continue to just enjoy the moments.
no stress.
just BE.


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

In the middle of that stone lies a great mystery. Who is brave enough to plumb its depths?

A Wild Thing@Sweet Repose said...

I used to have a grinding wheel, but alas, it went away with the marriage...but I got the school bell...ha!

Yeah, I am really ticked at playlist, they said an ad every 20 minutes, but it was more like every other song, why does it always have to be about the money...I am so ready to go off grid!!! I find myself turning more and more to homesteading blogs, check out the new one I posted on my sidebar, great info there...if it was only that easy to walk away, I'd be gone!!!

Have a great Sarah's open house...66 degrees here in Ioway...laundry hanging in the is good, thanks for the java!

Barefoot today Tilda???

Sylvia K said...

Love your butterfly and the grindstone! Great shadow shot for the day as always, Robin! Hope you have a lovely, sunny weekend! Enjoy!


Ralph said...

The grindstone is a useful implement, hopefully taking some of the force and drudgery out of the task at hand. Perhaps adding a wee bit of leisure to the time away from the playing field. To earn that time of rest we all need...

Genie said...

Your macro of the grindstone is a fine one. I love the way your shot picked up the light and texture of the stone. Lovely photography. genie

Ms. Becky said...

ah, the Frost poem is so appropriate for this photo. it hints of secrets within its depth. nicely done Robin. wishing you the best for the open house tomorrow and I believe it's supposed to be sunny and warmer. you've got great attitude. happy SSS, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

onangelwings said...

you have a beautiful blog. So glad to have found you.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Enjoy the Open House...hope I can be as calm as you in three years :) Love your grindstone shadow - my neighbor has one in her's the coolest thing!!

Anonymous said...

An interesting shadow shot. Hope all your preparations went well!

whizkid said...

"no stress. what words to live by :)

and i loved your rain photos in the earlier post. have a lovely week ahead.

EG Wow said...

AH! This is a very good shadow. :)

Anonymous said...

A light, a shadow to be felt.

daily athens

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a lovely, gentle moment that seems to connect close to the earth! And love your words!