Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Caught in the act

Gifts for the squirrels, raccoons and birds!  I intend to use the picker for the persimmons that are too high to reach but alas, often I am otherwise engaged and not quick enough.  I think he noticed me even though I was on the other side of the room and behind the window.  Hard to tell.

I cannot bear to sweep up the fallen persimmon leaves until they are truly faded.  Here is the front porch scene.  That odd looking upright thing is the inside of a water heater, a heat exchanger, I believe.  They come in many different shapes:

Water in the spillway:

Lacy lichen pattern:

Those last 2 photos are in honor of the early morning low fog we've had for the last few mornings, because they represent the color of the world as I step out the front door.

Lately I've been a little obsessed with the here and now and so here is an X to mark the spot.  This spot, right here, where we all are.
Love to you all and thank you for stopping by...

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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Map of reality

Hello everyone.  I love the sort of map one finds in confusing places, which informs:
This is a good reminder, I think, because where else would one be?  However, sometimes it's quite difficult to tell, so I made this.  The edge I dyed with tea!  I've been following lots of dyeing experiments in wonderful blogland, but this is all the farther I've gotten with it.  However, a little collection of onion skins and crocosmia blossoms is sitting on the counter, waiting for more courage on my part.

The persimmons are ripening!  I picked some after the rain last night:

In admiration of that, I made this:

Here is one of my favorite places nearby...Horse Hill...the people in town took up a collection to save the land from developers so horses could Occupy.
And here is something I made in admiration of that!
So that's it for now.  I mean to be posting oftener, and hopefully will soon be able to.  Meanwhile, let's just keep occupying now, the best of now, whenever possible.