Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Newborn Calf

While driving the back roads of Hadley going from site visit to site visit for my job, I saw a cow, standing alone in the corner of acres and acres of open pasture, far away from all the other cows, give birth to her little brown calf (a girl).  There is nothing more beautiful than seeing a new life begin and the loving attention of a new mama.  This turned out to be a great day.

Licking her clean
Mama needs a quick snack
True love
Nudging her to stand
Trying so hard to stand up

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Congratulations Emilie!

New Brandeis graduate, BA Summa Cum Laude in Environmental Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, awesome cook, amazing artist and crafter, great friend and best big sister to Anna, brilliant, hard-working, sweet and funny, someone who will certainly make an important and lasting difference in the world... we are so proud of you!

Have fun in Glacier National Park this summer - you've earned it!  We can't wait to see a photo of you in your park ranger uniform!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Girls' Night In

With Michael teaching an evening class last night and Anna and I feeling generally ill, we spent a quiet  and lazy night at home - just the girls!  Dinner, which was later described by Anna as "the best dinner ever," consisted of the biggest, heaviest, tightest artichoke I have ever seen, steamed in lemon juice with melted butter to dip, and a big bowl of popcorn, all eaten on our red and white check picnic tablecloth while watching Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady.  It doesn't get any better than that!