What Pan’s been doing other than blogging and cooking

Not really all that much other than working and trying to make sense of the senseless paths the world seems bent to travel down..

I’m just getting over a particularly nasty bug that’s been with me for two week’s..

Yesterday after watching politicians, reporters and talking heads go thru their daily insanity, I turned off the noise.. And tuned in, so to speak, to my gallery.. I watched a video of photos I took from Oct. to last month.. I make these shorts to keep an album of my progess on my, not so Cob cabin.. It was going to be made of Cob, crafted by my hands.. The sandy foundation the concrete slab was put on, dictates that Cob would not be a good choice (It was like that when I bought it).. But there’s other durable materials for the charm I want it to have, just a different style ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I found so valuable in watching the video, is that it doesn’t involve work of any kind.. Just pure appreciation of my surroundings.. Beautiful striking color and shapes that no human crafted.. All natural and organic.. I remembered when I took each pic and the feeling of freedom from worries of present or future things.. I was in the “be-zone” where just “being” is the purpose.. ย And is fulfilment, as a witness for appreciation..

I hope you enjoy the short clip and can feel some of that come through the video โ˜บ

Special thanks to my sis munchkin, for being the true blogger of this duo ๐Ÿ’› Your posts and pictures are awesome.. The Keys may be a terrific canvas for the camera, but you have an eye for capturing moments and feeling ๐Ÿ˜Š

14 thoughts on “What Pan’s been doing other than blogging and cooking

    1. Thanks ! It’s time to get on up to the terminal and get some laundry done.. Tomorrow I’ll stop up there and see how my buildings have made it through winter.. Spring can’t get here soon enough for me..


  1. ๐Ÿ˜‚ warty and rude.. This is one reason you will never be boring.. Not even to yourself, because I know you chuckle at your own humor.. How could you not ?
    I will post what I have so far but I want to find a way to edit them first or redo them ๐Ÿ˜Š

    I just sent a text to my sis wondering why she hasn’t run to my post, read, viewed and made a peep.. โ˜น
    I don’t think she subscribed to my blog ๐Ÿ˜‚
    I don’t get emails on her, I just go in and pull up the latest under her in admin.. I don’t think she can do that on mine..


  2. First of all I must agree with you that Munchkin has a real talent for capturing stunning images. But I would not downgrade your skills a teeny jot. That little clip has literally made my heart sing and brought tears to my eyes …. Mother Nature, if we leave her be is the greatest architect of beauty, the most incredible balancer and an artist of exquisite skill. I hope you are truly well now and I send the warmest of wishes to you and to Stewie from my little temp home in Grenoble โค๏ธ

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    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜
      Stewie is my secret weapon for the post ..
      A little back story and another one behind it is the little scattered times spent there this fall, just seemed to emphasize how the many colors were brilliant this year.. I honestly don’t remember the last bold autumn like this.. And seeing half the leaves on the ground made me pull out the camera app and start shooting. Just so I could see it again..
      Up to the mini vid of Stewie, all the pics (except the dazzling sunset) were taken first, over a few days.. The mini vid of Stewie was right after we left to go west and ran into a pretty strong storm.. We were sitting waiting for an accident to clear when I snapped the snow.. The last 3 pics are the last breath of the leaves still looking good, when we returned to my property..
      I put Stewie in as a protest against the snow meant his outdoor frolicking would be more limited until the snow is gone..

      The back, back story is, I had very little to do with the order of pics, except by trial n error by removing, adding, removing and adding, they shuffle when you do it.. All the accents were the phone app too.. When the bubbles around him appeared and were fall colors, I tried hard not to lose it again.. I wanted the snow to be before, not after Stewie but it just wouldn’t do it, which brings me to the music.. ๐Ÿ˜‚ The app has 3 tunes, and it changes to one of the 3 depending on adding pics.. So I fiddled n fiddled n fiddled until I got what I felt best suited Stewie’s falling into winter.. ๐Ÿ˜„
      I took the pics and fiddled the video the best I could and hit save, before I might lose it to an unfortunate click.. It was more challenging than one would expect from a built in “event” app ๐Ÿ˜‚

      I will have bronchitis until I dont.. ๐Ÿ˜• Its just that way when I get that sick.. Maybe a week or maybe thru the summer.. I hope it’s gone soon..

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      1. Two Brains watched the clip with me last night and loved it as much as I did. I then showed him your notes (it will be no surprise that he really enjoys a back-history and the how’s and whys and wherefores, as do I … in our own ways we are both detectives, he scientifically, me picking up clues to write about) … any way he joins me in hoping that this particular bronchitis ceases and desists soon. Love from us both ๐Ÿ’•

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      2. I tried responding and it went to the top comment ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
        I’ll try again,
        I’m glad you both enjoyed both the vid and the story ๐Ÿ˜„ Because as you know, home videos always have sentiments for the person behind the camera but not necessarily for others forced to watch out of politeness ๐Ÿ˜‚ We always risk putting our audience to sleep when we show home videos..
        I’m probably going to post a few more on the projects I’m doing up there.. So bring a pillow to my page, just in case..
        I’m tailgate cooking until I setup my tiny kitchen in the she-shed.. That keeps the vids relevant to my site.. Right ? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      3. I don’t watch out of politeness … far too warty and rude! I look forward to more and whatever your she-shed kitchen produces. It’s good to have you back ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      4. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I know what I’m doing wrong now, I have to respond in WP msgs for my comment to show a reply under yours.. Please scroll to top for my reply ๐Ÿ˜•
        I’m not typing it over again ๐Ÿ˜‚
        I forgot how to do things on here..

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      5. I’ll do that tomorrow morning … just off to bed – I’m convinced my brain has been blown away in the high winds France has been battered by and we only got the dregs with no legs here – I’m getting soft!!!

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