10.21.2007

Plays, Poems and Blogs, a Typical Sunday

So many things happening: the VFC Christmas non-play script is nearly all finished, we have been working our little fingers to the bone, all typety-typety after G is asleep. It's been so great to work with a team of such creative and inspired people. I've loved the collaboration we have going. Today we had the first meeting after church for anyone interested in helping out. It was a little unnerving-setting our little script out like a toy boat on the water. So far so good!

My favourite part of the whole non-play is that we will be inviting poets in our community to write original pieces about the coming of the Messiah, specifically about the longing and expectation. ( I keep thinking about the hymn title,"Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus.) A few of these poems will be read during the play, sort of modern day versions of the Old Testament prophecies concerning Jesus. So, if you are a Vintage poet-please write!

Adventblog 2007

And we're attempting to pull off an advent blog-really it's blatant plagiarism, sorry, Neal-but hey, feel flattered, because it's a great idea. Basically, we're inviting people to sign up to post a blog entry on a day during the season of Advent (first Sunday in December through Christmas Day). Most likely through the Vintage Faith blog address. The idea is that on your day you can post prose or poetry (original or not), a devotion, picture or whatever you like........ I participated in Neal's lentblog and it ended up being quite meaningful to me. For the first time I took part in Lent, a season with which I'd had little to do. We should start announcing it within the next month at church.......



1 comment:

nealb said...

Hello!
Somehow your email has got lost in my gmail blackhole.. so i thought I could leave a little message blog-side about the inner workings of an advent blog!

There are two separate things called wordpress.. wordpress.com is a bit like blogger (they do the hosting, nice wee account, easy theme editing and things) and then there's wordpress.org which is a bit of a different beast altogether (its a bit of software that people can install onto a bit of webspace)

For the lent and advent blogs I had a bit of my own webspace which i installed this onto, and a theme (pre-fab design, which I edited a wee bit)

To be honest, its quite complicated..

my next best recommendation would be to start a wordpress or blogger blog, and with these you have multiple users.. and one last wee offer - since it's fairly late for me to be starting an advent blog this year, I'd be happy to help with any setup..

Read Your Way Through the Garden: Choice Tomes From Garden Literature

  • A Book of Salvias by Betsy Clebsch
  • Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon
  • Making Bentwood Trellises by Jim Long
  • RHS Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers
  • Rose Primer: An Organic Approach to Rose Selection & Care by Orin Martin
  • Start With the Soil by Grace Gershuny
  • Sunset Western Garden Book
  • Sunset Western Landscaping Book
  • The Book of Garden Secrets by Patent & Bilderback
  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Botany
  • the Gardener's Table: A Guide to Natural Vegetable Growing and Cooking by Richard Merrill & Joe Ortiz
  • The Gardener's Year by Karel Capek
  • The Hutchinson Dictionary of Plant Names: Common & Botanical
  • We Made A Garden by Margaret Fish

lotsa latin: rosa's botanical & etymological ruminations

  • vespertinus: flowers in the evening
  • vernalis:spring
  • veni vidi nates calcalvi: we came, we saw, we kicked butt. This was printed on a T shirt I bought at Abbot's Thrift many years ago. It encircled the NEA symbol. I wish I knew why.
  • superciliaris: shaped like an eyebrow ex: sturnella superciliaris, the White-browed Blackbird
  • rosa-sinensis: species of Hibiscus: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Lit. Rosa of China, so named by British plant hunters.
  • placentiformis: shaped like a cake ex: discocactus placentiformis
  • nudiflorus: flowers before leaves show ex: flowering quince, magnolia
  • nivalis: growing in or near snow ex: galanthus nivalis (common snowdrop)
  • muralis: growing on walls
  • mirabilis: marvellous, wonderful
  • formosa: beautiful ex: dicentra formosa, a.k.a.western bleeding heart/dutchman's breeches/lady in a bath
  • carpe vitam: get a life
  • Carolus Linnaeus: Latinized name of Carl von Linne (1707-1778), Swedish naturalist considered the father of plant taxonomy. Whatta guy.