Underground Forest. Photo credit Rachel Sussman Oldest Living Things. 13,000 year old. Dwarf mobola(and others) Latin parinari capensis These woody plants hide underground!!! This plant structure in South Africa has adapted to its fire prone environment in an amazing way. Many species that live in the bushveld ecoregion here have grown thick bark that will […]
Blank canvas, piles of colored cloth, stacks of brightly colored thread, a beautiful piece of 22×30 200 pound Arches paper—even a delectable pile of fresh vegetables and pristine fruit waiting to be cut up and cooked into a meal for loved ones—all of these can be terrifying obstacles. You might think its wonderful to have […]
Every year, I celebrate the winter Solstice by lighting a fire just before sunset and keeping it going throughout the long winters night until just after sunrise. Difficult as this year has been I have so much hope this year. I have many of the same obstacles that kept me from the productivity I hoped […]
I have not written for quite a while. At the beginning of 2021, I was publishing on Medium. I still plan to keep that up. But, I need to figure out where my time is best spent. Right now, I am focused on working with color. It’s so exciting that I want to share my […]
I found this turtle shell sitting right on the tip of the hill waiting for me on a summer walk. Upon researching, found turtle shells can signify protection, renewal and the old and wise, slow and steady. Thank you, Turtle.
Much of my work is all about water. And I have been working on this for several years. If there is no water, war and chaos follow.
The light travels over the hills
Mars lost ocean of water to space About 4 billion years ago, a primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, say researchers, but Mars has lost 87 percent of it to space.
First photo of light as particle and wave At last … a wavicle! Who thought we’d ever see a single photo of light’s dual nature as both a particle and a wave?
It is rainy and snow just about gone. The world is brown and grey. Yet the subtleties of color in this bark stand out.
This is my driveway I have been shoveling this week. I put a picture of my shovel. Here is the conversation I had with Emily: Me: “It took me 6 Hours to shovel the Driveway which is .10 mile.”Emily: “You need a better shovel.”Me: “Here is a picture of my shovel.”Emily: “You mean you really […]
I wanted to capture cool blue calm.
The snow was piling up in New England. Here in Stoney Creek we had echoes, flurries, and cold sunshine.
It doesn’t snow very often here and the water does not freeze over. I felt lucky to capture this pond. Luckily the bull has been taken away for the winter.
I do not ever get tired of the sunrise. It gives me hope and strength.
Humans leave detritus. What will an archaeologist find in 5000 years? As an aside, I discovered the reflection in the window afterwards.
The mountains really are this color sometimes. When we first moved to Tennessee I used to call it the impossible colors.
It never ceases to amaze me how you can see the weather change over the distant mountains. The sun was shining so brightly in one part of the sky, but there was a snowstorm in the distance.
Nature has its own ways of displaying colour, and it does so with abandon; colours in their natural state are wild, uninhibited, free. They shift and vary, they grow and recede—always dynamic, always unpredictable. Colours like to mix it up, and they don’t sit still. These tendencies are inspiring, but not always practical—at least not […]
What do you think? Polly Apfelbaum: ‘A Handweaver’s Pattern Book’/h2>
When You’re Frustrated by a Delay: 8 Reasons to Appreciate It
These sundew plants are growing on an old dock in the very end of dog cove. An example of human created ecosystem by accident. Is it an accident? Or are we less than we think they are, part of the planet as worms and snails are? Meat-Eating Plants Getting “Full” On Pollution Carnivorous plants in […]
An Unusual van Gogh Work at a German Museum — His Ear A replica of Vincent Van Gogh’s left ear is on display at a museum in Germany.
This is indeed important.
I’m snowed in its March 25 in Tennessee and I can’t get off the hill and that means I’m not going to be able to get to school —
In order to understand the way our brains behave, we can observe our emotions and their effects. In the past, it seemed as though science and spirituality were opposed to each other. However, it’s not a useful division to maintain, because the one tradition deals with knowledge of the material world and the other with the […]
‘You are old, Father William’ (1865) Lewis Carroll “You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head – Do you think, at your age, it is right?” “In my youth,” Father William replied to his son, “I feared it might […]
This piece is by Jim Arendt. It is in process. we are both at a tactility forum :
In one of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s conservatories, flowers that have more in common with cable-knit sweaters than the surrounding flora have been on display for the last few months.
A new beginning
I lighted a candle for him and taking a walk.
I wonder if Santa will bring me a puppy.
It has to get easier.
I finally went to the top of “our” (elbow and I) hill today. I miss her but will love another doggie when she comes to me.
Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and […]
Out my window. Somlovy here. Bittersweet.
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Its interesting that artists have explored this theme from the beginning of the twentieth century through now.