Just looking really...
but then thinking, which is really a part of looking, unless you are brain dead.
Marveling at this strange stray self that seems a universal puzzle piece. I like imagining that.
This week was unfocused except for continuing. The moonflower showed up again and I could and probably will say more about that. And there was a spinning iron water experiment that seems to invoke a sense of vanishing, and then some old fragments. I see a story that will vanish in a moment. Is a story untold not still a story? A tree fell in the forest last night, but I heard it.
Gardening here is such a crap shoot.
I refuse to spray, interfere or worry. The thing is, they usually make it through. And I learn. There is enough wild edible green here actually. I think about that.
The birds have joined me in mark making. There some very big birds here. I wear a hat.
I built a fire this morning, just to keep the heat from going on. A small one because I had a small basket of wood scraps from some clean up yesterday. It will warm up this afternoon.
Mark making – ha ! You are funny and I love you.
Bird songs are one of my happiest things…lift my spirits, even when they don’t need lifting. I looked up “phoebes” – what a sweet lil bird! I listen with joy, try to spot them in the big trees across the way or on the parking roof…endless love.
I love seeing how cloth lives in your home. It never fails to surprise me with the sheer amount of work you do! Stories indeed.
I am often surprised by how many different songs one bird has. These cloths hang around for so long. Makes me feel like I have worked even if I did nothing all day.
Yes, same bird. I was researching the other day, trying to identify what we were hearing…listening to each bird’s “call” and “song”. So cool.
The first image of your fragments… a real picture book feel, wishing the pages would turn to see what happens next.
I like them untethered, days are the pages.
Have you visited… https://shopwonderfil.com/product/dt23-black-white?
I came across this black and white thread. Wondering if it would suit
your stitching. I am not sure what weight or type of thread you use for
the twisted black/white.
If you would like to try this drop me a line and address so I can gift some to you.
Thanks, Beth Godin
yes, I have seen this, I do have some here. Too shiny and bold for me. I actually engineered the thread I use, when I worked in the textile industry. It is very fine combed soft cotton and I love it and have enough to last, for just me, a life time. I do thank you for thinking of me. ❤️
I am visited by two catbirds, along with the sparrows and mockingbirds. I don’t see any house finches, where I used to see several at a time. I read that they have been affected by climate change. I know there are some junkos around, but I don’t see any here. I think they mostly stay over in Wissahickon Woods. Much more tree canopy.
I like your rhythm of musing. It brings out good thoughts.
There is a changing stream of birds here, I think since this house was empty for so long before we moved here, there was different wildlife when we first came and now the life that is comfortable with us has taken hold. There are two nesting phoebes under the porch eve, and two new little open mouths waiting foe food. They left for a year or two and now they are back.
Many different birds here too… I enjoy watching them! 💙 🦅🦉
sometimes, actually a lot, I cannot see them, but I hear them.
the Cloths like this….together, are like a Library.
you point…Tell me this one you say
and the story begins
I am so happy to hear you say this.
Perhaps you will provide us with a library of essential beings as you know them.
this is just SO beyond great…..oh, eeeeeee
i typed in that comment above and went off as has become
habit in last months…to take my Little Sleep, and upon waking
read your response and……………….
what’s been happening with me…at least to some good degree…..
we approach Again a Fire Season. and i understand that
i NEED to live it differently this time….that’s why, that’s what
it’s al about
OH, more EEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeee
this is so great. Thank you for this post which seemed to be
one thing but then is about so much more and was a Key for me
an eeee, eeeeeee.
How nice…a small woodfire, just enough.
Oh, what would this Work be without birds…fewer hats, maybe!
The birds are great here. So many kinds, still learning to identify their songs.