inspiration wednesday...


1. in circles, 2. easter parade, 3. tunic-wip, 4. Untitled, 5. Oreo icecream, 6. Fern, 7. P1130460, 8. pick your poison, 9. colorfully dyed eggs, 10. this is my favorite stone from Ireland, 11. Fresh eggs, 12. our first egg, 13. Father and daughter helping out, 14. Let the fruity blender drink season begin!, 15. Swing, 16. dried out ranunculus, 17. my lovely gnomes, 18. weekend plans, 19. forest hunt, 20. puella, 21. Soft Spring, 22. lunch, 23. outtake, 24. What a cool car!, 25. eggshells

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i am a very "seasonal" person. i grew up in california, in the desert no less. i always yearned to live somewhere where a change of seasons meant more than a transition from green to brown (green in winter and brown in summer!). not that the desert doesn't have it's own beauty... unfortunately people just ignored it there. they chose to fill their yards with "lock-rocks" instead (terrible). i love living in a place where each season feels like a new beginning and brings it's own special gift. i also love that you can visit flickr and see others celebrating the seasons as well. beautiful.

on another, related note, i love that everyone is getting chickens! my brother-in-law and his girlfriend have chickens. i hope to have some down the road as well. there is a big controversy where i am staying now (outside of atlanta) whether chickens are livestock or pets. it is illegal to have livestock here, and some people with chickens are fighting this law. i find it funny because everyone has so much space here, but chickens aren't allowed. they are allowed where we will be living in the city though! they were legal in brooklyn also. at my son's school in brooklyn they didn't have chickens, but they did raise ducks! in a world where we have become so disconnected from the "natural" world, i think these things are so important. i know it can be considered a fad... but at least it's a good one. what do you think?

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6 comments:

Morgan Mayfair said...

Your photos are beautiful. I had chickens, but I gave them away and bought egg laying ducks. I had my first lay today!

trinsch said...

you are so right about the desert, i love it too (but not sure i could live there - the sea is pulling too much). both my husband and i had chickens as kids and after moving to the countryside we were all set on having chickens again. and we love it :) btw: your new house is absolutely beautiful! you must be so excited.

Kendall Micayla said...

Lovely list, thank you for including me...
I love chickens, and I dont understand why they arent allowed in neighborhoods. They dont make as much noise as dogs do and what smell they have is easily maintainable... they could be big money-savers for families. I agree with everything you said! :)

Cary Walker said...

Morgan- I have eaten duck egss only once. they seemed much richer than chicken eggs?

trinsch- thanks! i love the ocean too. i went to a college that was right on the beach, and it was heavenly.

kendall- you are right about chickens. i just think it's people's perceptions- and often people are more worried about "how things look". they are pretty quiet, unless you end up with a rooster like my brother-in-law did!

Laurie Coyle said...

We love our chickens! We live in a relatively rural area, but with neighbors pretty close by (we have 1/4 acre) -- so we have just four chickens and they lay just enough to have extra eggs to give out to the neighbors now and then, they love 'em too! (but no, no rooster, that would be another story...)

Anonymous said...

Just remember, they make alot of poop (good for your garden but nasty in your yard) Get some rubber gloves and harvest that brown gold! Roosters are a pain but the resulting chicks are precious (unless they turn out to be roosters).

-Suz&Jay