Thursday, December 20, 2007
Careful observers of the Micaville woodlot would have noticed that just before Halloween, this guy appeared holding a bloody chainsaw and a bloody head. He was headless, so I presume the head he was holding was his own. On his body was a sign that said, "This is the last person I caught stealing wood." Apparently, the woodlot owner is so ferocious that he was able to get this guy to take a chainsaw and cut off his own head.
A few weeks later the head and chainsaw disappeared and the old sign was replaced with this one. I shudder to think what happened to the dumb person he got on camera stealing head and saw.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
We had another great workday at Ten Thousand Things on Saturday. We got a ton of stuff done including some things that weren't on the list. Here we have Jeff Goodman and Ron Rollett, pacing like hungry tigers in a cage (OK, they were just walking around on the deck).
Here is Gib Barrus, getting ready to cut a board (isn't this fascinating?)
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
For the seventh year in a row, Philip Mitchell organized mass pumpkin carving and then displayed them all on the Seven Mile Ridge Road bridge. This is the third year there have been 100 pumpkins, which seems like the perfect number for the bridge. It's quite a spectacle. Below are a selection of individuals.
My favorite. Absolutely great in every way.
This one has a mountain landscape--pretty original.
Vampire meets neck--amazing.
Beautiful. This one says "Happy Halloween" but it's a bit hard to see here.
Aw, that's real nice.
The Pumpkin Pi is now a required part of the tradition.
Thanks, Philip. What a great thing.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Many of you know that Vermont's Bread & Puppet Circus performed--on very short notice--at Penland this week. My apologies to anyone who didn't get the word; we only had one day's notice. Anyway, there was a great crowd and it was a wonderful performance--it's like they've invented their own kind of theater and they are geniuses at it. There are more photos at www.penland.org.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Someone e-mailed and asked if I would post a picture of Luca that showed his face (that's him from the back, making a splash down below). I'm not turning this into an "ask me about my grandson" website, but here's the answer to that request. (Luca Dreyer, son of Julian and Jenny, in case you're scratching your head.)