Saturday, December 11, 2010

yome and greenhouse



the "yome"--a yurt with a dome structure...

the solar panels run a fan that blows heated air from the greenhouse interior to pipes that are laid in the ground around the periphery of the greenhouse.



the water tank acts as a "thermal mass" or heat sink--keeping the greenhouse warm & moist on winter nights.

At the home of Meg and Michael Reim, here in Hendersonville--gracious enough to share their experience with Transition folks interested in their unique structures. I loved the passionflower vine growing around the inside of the dome greenhouse door...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

bean bag dolls




for the little ones in my life... sewn with love on my yard sale sewing machine.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Chicago!

At the Art Institute...

Pat meets the Bean...


At the Chicago Cultural Center, with dome by Tiffany...


In Millennium Park--where it looks like prairie grasses have been planted?



My first visit to this city... lots to look at.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Little Rooms at the Art Institute








The amazing thing about these rooms is that they are tiny--obsessive dollhouse-sized replicas of rooms all over the world.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Chickens of Harden Circle



Transition Hendersonville's workshop on hens and worms was a success last weekend--I'd like to thank the critters for letting us into their world for a couple of hours (I didn't bother photographing the worms--they like to be fully hidden...)

more Fall action


This was taken by Pat up in the hills near Swannanoa Saturday... I think it's mesmerizing.

And this--Tom took of Jack and the Grape Vine!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fall, on the Parkway

Graveyard Fields was awash with tints of rose colored leaves, bright orange trees, and tawny grasses--under a brilliantly blue sky. My friend Colleen set up her traveling easel to capture some of the display & I did some sketches (I almost sat on that funny caterpillar...)










Sunday, October 10, 2010

Real Life Netsuke




I'm reading Edmund de Waal's wonderful book "The Hare with Amber Eyes" and it makes me want to touch netsuke, those little Japanese carvings--I love these way acorns look, the strangely-shaped pears, and the overripe persimmon--all found recently, just walking around town, and on hikes.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Edisto Island


Live Oak Campground (and Pat in the surf!)