Friday, June 27, 2008

Life Force

Warning:

This post contains a repetition of an egregious spelling error. I discovered it just now at the library as I'm ready to post. Brace yourselves.







27 comments:

lila said...

Another fabulous post...love those carrots. I couldn't find the misspelled word....I'll have to hunt further...tee hee!

Shopgirl said...

I can't spell worth beans...thank goodness for spell check. I just found you from Lila's blog..I will return, it was fun visiting you!
Mary, Idaho

Suzy said...

Caroline, I love this post!

A few weeks ago we drove to Minnesota for a family wedding. We exited the interstate into the usual wasteland of strip malls and fast food joints, and pulled into the parking lot of a Culver's - a concession to the young 'uns.

To my utter delight, in the field next door was a large garden being worked by a couple, who, from their clothing may have been Guatemalan.

I share your joy!

Suzy said...

Aha! Found the error. That's a tricky one. And then there's Kindergarten and kindergartners, which would actually make your spelling correct -- IF there was any consistency in modern English.

Sigh. We should have gone with Esperanto when we had the chance.

Anonymous said...

At the end of a long day, a visit here can lift the lowest of spirits. (especially poor spellers) I could not find the word...but you can spell egregious..............lizzzy

Peggy said...

A wonderful and uplifting post as always! In my former life as an editor, my motto was "stop proofing yourself!" Hard to catch these when you are caught up in what you want to say.

And you say a lot, and I love coming here to read it. The earth is good to us when we use it properly.

EMBELLISHER said...

A community garden with plots is such a wonderful idea, as an apartment dweller myself I miss having somewhere to connect with the earth.great illustrations.

bobbie said...

I agree with lizzzy (with 3 z's). Your posts always lift my spirits.

My youngest and her husband worked a community garden in CA for quite a while. It's a wonderful thing to do for both body and soul. And pocketbook. And I remember our Victory garden during WW2, Mom and I worked.

Your drawings are superb. Your spelling passes my test. I couldn't find the problem.

Ed said...

Did you get eaten alive? Bzzz...

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Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Holy crap I love this post, especially that last drawing. :)

You restore my faith in humanity every time I come here.

Ginnie said...

Yes, those gardners (gardeners)are special. Your imagination never fails to amaze me Caroline. I love the carrot lady.

mon@rch said...

Love this post and community Gardens can be such a wonderful thing to be involved with!

Lana Gramlich said...

What a wonderful story! You make a beautiful carrot. :)

Beth said...

what a lovely post and a good reminder. I'm glad that you returned in the evening to see the activity, it must have made your heart swell.

Sacred Suzie said...

Oh that is just so awesome that you're a carrot at the end! I love that Caroline, so clever and fun and mysterious all at the same time. Community gardens are wonderful. My Mom belonged to one out in the hydro fields of Toronto. I loved going there as a kid and thought it was amazing, people's need to thrive this way. I just wish I was better at it.

I'm so happy you found this!

Selma said...

Community gardens are such a necessity in cities. The produce is often much better than what you find in the shops. I have one up the road from me and their veggies are to die for. Love you as the carrot. Very cute!

T.R. said...

As the good Dr. said - you restore my faith in humanity once a week. A precious gift. And the on top of that -- to turn yourself into a nourishing carrot in the last scene is brilliant and whimsical -- your other gift. If only we could return the riches.

Laura said...

OMG, Caro! You captured the scenes perfectly! I especially loved the drawing of the mom and child working the soil (it's hard to draw someone bending down!). I want to put the drawing of you as a carrot up on the wall.
Superb post. Brava!

Jamie said...

I really enjoyed visiting the gardens with you. It brings back great memories of when we used to go with my mom to 'the vegetable plot.' Intergenerational memories for me too.

kniteurope said...

I wandered over here through a few 101 in 1001 blogs (ha!). I love your artwork! I was also excited because you're a knitter living in Madison, just like me!

We were allowed to put a garden in the back of the house we're renting, but the soil is so poor that we're not getting much other than tomatoes. We're looking at maybe getting one of these plots next year!

Balisha said...

Love this blog. I am a painter and love to look at your drawings. We used to take our kids on vacation to a lake in Wisc. We moms would buy a new box of crayons and we would draw pictures with the kids. when they napped... we had them all to ourselves. Love the smell of a freshly opened box of crayons.
If the world only would work together like a community garden.

ellen said...

Sometimes, I can't spell my way out of a paper bag!
You continually amaze me, bring me joy and help me to embrace and celebrate this wonderful human garden plot that we all live in. Thank you forever for helping me to keep the faith in this little heart of mine.
Now, I am going to spring up and plant myself as a little seedling in this allotment of life. Your words and art will be all of the nourishment that a little seedling like me will need to grow, bloom and blossom.

Lana Gramlich said...

FYI, I've given you an award on my blog because you deserve it. Please don't feel obligated to go through all of the rigamarole attached to it, however. I know you're busy. :) *hugs*

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Wow, I love this post. There's something truly wonderful about finding a new - and secret - garden close to where you live. I love the picture of the gardeners!

joared said...

Deliteful post. Community gardens are a great idea -- too bad there isn't more space available to city dwellers who might want them, especially those in confined spaces.

I wunder what ur speling arrow was? I never make such arrows miself.

Laurie said...

That last drawing...wowsers.