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Enjoying retirement with travel, gardening, writing, reading, drawing, living, being.
1967 graduate of Pullman High School, Pullman, WA ~ USA
1972: BA in Fine Arts, Washington State University
1982: MS in Educational Counseling, Portland State University.
About Lindy Le Coq
January, 2016 ~ Since retiring three years ago, I have consciously focused on being “a human being rather than a human doing.” It is my bedrock — the understructure of how I make decisions on a daily basis, and a filter through which I determine what is important to me.
Recently, I decided to think through and list “what is important to me — now.” Five answers emerged, and, just as the fresh growth in my spring gardens, they affirm who I am. *** 🍀 Health in the four quadrants: emotional, mental, physical, spiritual. 🌈 Make a solid plan for my aging self. (I plan to live to be at least eighty, and perhaps longer — spirits of the universe willing, of course.) ☀️ Embrace each day from the moment I awaken. Have fun. Be me, here and now. 🐝 Be dependable, helpful, and caring. 🌷 Cultivate angels.
I express myself through my favorite artistic adventures: writing, photography, color-pencil drawing, and landscape gardening. My every-day joys include reading, cooking, walking or exploring with my beagle, and enjoying a warm fire, or quiet time by the pond, with Creighton. We met when I was eighteen and he remains the one love-of-my-life, forty-nine years on.
Playing outside has always been more attractive to me than playing inside. I love to listen, smell, feel, and see what mother earth is up to in the moment. However, in the rainy and cold seasons, I put my energies into writing and drawing. During these first years of retirement, I have finished two of three short stories with original color pencil drawings, Studebaker and Sputnik, and I only have drawings to finish the third, Peach Pie Summer.Once it is complete I will focus on the next stories; Into the Palouse.
Thank you to all who read and check out my blog. It is a joy to share my bits of wonder with others who appreciate.
“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.” ~Galileo Galilei
I am grateful to have the rest of my life to be me here and now.Lindy @ BH
Blogs I Follow
Homer, mentions gold in the “Iliad” and “Odyssey” as the glory of the immortals and a sign of wealth among ordinary humans. As early as 3100 B.C, in the code of Menes, the founder of the first Egyptian dynasty, there is evidence of a gold to silver value ratio. The Inca civilization called gold “the sweat of the sun.”
“Money existed in the form of work. Each subject of the [Inca] empire paid taxes by laboring on the myriad roads, crop terraces, irrigation canals, temples, or fortresses. In return, rulers paid their laborers in clothing and food. Silver and gold were abundant, but only used for aesthetics.” (www.lost-civilizations.net)
“Man has used many and various commodities for money. In different times and places, these commodities have included salt, furs, tea, tobacco, sugar, coca, iron, copper, base metals, ivory, and cowrie-shells…. Eventually, the markets settled on gold and silver as the best commodities for money. What each of these commodities possessed at one time or another and one place or another was their high saleability. Each was the commodity most easily sold at that time and place. Thus, money became the medium through which exchanges were made. That is, it became the medium of exchange. Ultimately, gold and silver became the most salable commodity and, therefore, money.” (Why Gold and Silver Became Money, T.C. Allen)
A rock along the shoreline at the Anacortes ferry landing. I’m not enough of a geology student to know how it was formed, but it certainly is showing the effects of time and tide.
The pinnacles at Crater Lake National Park were formed 7,700 years ago when Mount Mazama (on the crest of the Cascade Range in southern Oregon) erupted violently emitting layer upon layer of volcanic pumice. As the surface cooled, steam and gases from hot rocks underneath were released through vents and tubes which became cement hard over time. Erosion of softer materials around the vents has exposed the needle-like formations called fossil fumaroles.
The origin of the phrase Time and Tide wait for no man, is uncertain, “although it’s clear that the phrase is ancient and that it predates modern English. The earliest known record is from St. Marher, 1225: “And te tide and te time bat tu iboren were, schal beon iblescet.”
A version in modern English – “the tide abides for, tarrieth for no man, stays no man, tide nor time tarrieth no man” evolved into the present day version. (The Phrase Finder)
Time and tide wait for no man is also attributed to Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) Brainy Quotes
The view south from near Doughty Point, to Beach Haven Resort – Orcas Island, WA USA
If it’s in the air and it comes from nature, it’s a Friday Flyer!
Hazelnut (Corylus) shrubs and trees bloom in the middle of winter. Wind — abundant here this time of year — carries pollen from the male catkins (pictured) to small red female flowers which remain dormant until spring when the nut begins to grow into delicious, nutritious and healthy food for humans and critters. *The Celts believed hazelnuts gave one wisdom and inspiration. Works for me!
Dad agrees, Scott and his rigatoni are par excellence!
All made from scratch from a secret recipe, my brother-in-law Scott Soli, makes a mighty fine rigatoni!!