Friday, October 4, 2013

I am feeling like...."52 pick up cards"..... a whirl of changes.............

It has been at least three weeks since my last post...I am running still and the Trinity house is becoming  more home like for me.  Ken is in the final  weeks of radiation and it cannot be soon enough.  He has lost energy...the fatigue hits him a lot harder now and has lost weight also.  For a tall Maasai warrior...my warrior ...he can not afford to lose any weight.  Tonight I am making mashed potatoes...with pork roast and an some deep 12 grain breads.  I have fresh fruits and the end of the brownies for dessert.

I am at the cabin right now in Newark....honestly taking baby steps in selection ...donate...give away...or move from one location too the next.  My own blood pressure is acting temperamental right now and leaning on the high side.  I am needing to slow down more...and rest when I can but we still have a lot to finish before winter.  I am needing to create a retirement work for Josephine from Dawes...for decades she has understood the importance of making Art connections with and to Dawes Arboretum.  One step at a time....that is how all little turtles finish the race.  I have been documenting the transitions in photos...but we need two computers now for both locations...and that costs money...you all can appreciate this right now....but what the Hell is our government doing these days???   It sounds so childish...has anyone heard of compromise??? I guess I am just too simple minded to truly understand how the politics really work.  When all else fails ...I return to my family and dear friends. 


Katie and Mary on a cool Fall day...preparing for the final cookout  in the Learning Garden in Dawes  Arboretum...
 washing out final Harvest for the tomatios fresh dip...I am not sure of the spelling....
 Our final walk to pick apples for our dessert.........the sun was shining on us all.....
 the remembrance of the wonderful people who came before us...thank you Rosalind..........



the guys are pros by now.......
 I am always taken by the language of the tree limbs...the lichen is almost poetic in form and textural marks.........

 the juiciest apples are always up high.....but well worth the stretch...and the use of simple tools....
 I need to remember these limbs...for further development.........
 I see the gentle eyes of an owl..............
a sweet harvest for all to enjoy............
 Katie is preparing the special fresh garden dip for the four varieties of corn chips we can explore.........
 Aah and Jenny share a moment of quiet reflection...Ash gave us a very poignant gratitude declaration....where did the three months go???
 Mike is chief cook and bottle washer here ............he is the Pro.......
Clinton and Mary supervise...........
 nothing tastes better than grilled hot dogs on a cool Fall day..............they were yummy!
 Ruth helps is assisting the beginning of the feast.................
 Katie is adding the finishing touches to each certificate for each participant..............she is already a wonderful teacher...........
 I am going to meet up with Ash in Columbus....I know now where their offices are located............
 Yummy yummy yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Mike is such a gentle giant............
 Ash is as sweet as one can be working to make each day count for these gardeners and artists............
 David is a bit sad...but I assured him I will see him soon...........
 Love always wins!!!!!!!!!!!
sweet memories.......
 Jenny ...you have made this dream come true.......we are all blessed............
 beautiful Katie....I look forward to working with you again........
 Ruth and I are both grandmothers.........so we enjoy this special group of artists.....
Fall is gently blooming here in Ohio...city living is different but Ken and I are close to his needs and grand kids....what else does one need?  Peace be with you all.  Imagine......and Live in Peace each day!  Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

10 comments:

  1. Sounds like you and Ken both need a week with your feet up. Hugs for you on this difficult transition and journey you are in right now. xox

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  2. Mary Helen - you take it easy and just baby step it through it all. Love & hugs to you and your hub - xo

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  3. oh I hope things continue on a healing path for you, dear MH...so much going on in your life...blessing and thoughts sent your way...xoxo jean

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  4. I continue to send you both love, energy and healing thoughts. :)Bea

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  5. Take care of that blood pressure MH. I have not been blogging on my computer, as it has been tempermental lately. Posting and commenting from my tablet or phone is too difficult for me. But I'm trying to visit everyone today. Always love your posts. You are just one busy lady.

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  6. It's November and I was just thinking of you and Ken. xoxo :)

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  7. Mary Helen I roomed at AQN with Mary Bartrop and your name came up. It was all good! Hope you and Ken are well (or at least) on the mend. You were missed.

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  8. Hi Mary Helen, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  9. Hello sweet lady/....Just stopping by to say hello and send warm wishes and thoughts your way.

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