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Archive for November, 2010

Family Thanksgiving

Another beautiful family Thanksgiving.

Seventy-eight (yes, 78) people this year.

Mythic Journeys



For those interested in myth, metaphor, and meaning, above and below are links to the movie Mythic Journeys I mentioned in my last post. The stop motion “Bone Orchard” part of the film was screened at the event I just attended; to see the rest, I purchased the 2 DVD set. The imagery is beautiful, and the words are inspiring. The “tree girl” pictured on these banners was based on the work of Virginia Lee, artist Alan Lee’s daughter. And the “Bone Orchard” segments of the film are based on puppets crafted by Brian and Wendy Froud.


The Enchanted Realm

Today my daughter and I returned from another realm, where we spent a weekend immersed in myth, story, music, and art.

Here are photos taken just before the Good Faeries Ball (I recycled my Halloween costume for this):

And just before the Bad Fairies Ball:

We also attended panels of writers and artists, including Brian and Wendy Froud, Jane Yolen, and others.

Of particular interest to me was the session by Whitney and Steven Boe on their film Mythic Journeys, about the importance of myth, enchantment, and spirituality for our lives.

Brian and Wendy Froud, Whitney and Steven Boe

A handmade bench provided a focal point. It is really a headboard but framed a bench for this event.

It was a special weekend.

The first snow

To segue from the Halloween posts, here are the pumpkins on the compost heap, surrounded by a dusting of our first snow of the season.

We enjoyed a cozy cuppa in Ralph’s Café, with fat flakes filling the air outside the window.

And so it begins.

Given today’s weather, it’s odd to think that just yesterday Seth took this photo of his shadow in the late afternoon sunshine.