Monday, June 14, 2021

reaching the border


 Here's a pretty photo from Horseneck Beach that will make a nice decorative border on a textile, and so it seems like a good one on which to end this blog. The bee's knees was began as a way to show my aesthetic, things I found beautiful and interesting in the world. Then another layer was added to reach someone specific, and it made me feel good and creative to post for him, it was a fun way to love and share. The real world, however, needs less borders and more mates! It's fine to look but so necessary to engage all the senses in your discoveries. Thanks for reading!

Friday, June 11, 2021

new words for old characters




strings attached



 If you're good at twiddling your thumbs then you can make a cat's cradle, and if you can make a cat's cradle then you're someone I want my cat to meet! She's very particular about with whom she gets along, smell and body language probably being key factors. I recommend l'eau de poulet, soft socks and baby talk in soft whispers. 

Thursday, June 10, 2021

baby buds


 ...have an even more pleasing shape

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

how i hope


 

sounds about now


 Only a few times in life if ever does one experience the Magicicada septendecim, the fascinating seventeen year cicada. They have appeared in the northeast US though not in my area yet; the ones above were sent from Maryland.  Cicadas are a bit like introverts, spending so long alone then emerging for the big party only to sneak off behind the bushes with their sole mate! Amazing how strong the desire to drive them from their underground holes, the natural need to be together and extend life. I don't know much about the magical science behind their unusual lives, but here is a bit of the process showing how one exits its exoskeleton baring new wings and soft skin that turns into a new protective cover. I did experience the Brood X cicada before in Chicago, and it sounded like a deafening battle of Star Trek phasers. If they come out near me in MA, this time I will definitely save the old bodies and top them with Santa Claus hats for Christmas gifts!