Category: nature

Slow Fill

I bought a new washer and dryer. They are front loaders, which I have never had, but they make my laundry room look like a fancy laundromat, without the rolling carts. They are white and shiny, and they even play a little song when a load is finished. Stainless steel drums.  It’s all very civilized and…

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Drop Waist

I found a little bird a few days ago. The little guy had fallen or been pushed from his nest prematurely.  I’m not sure why I knew it was a “he,” but a “he” it was, at least in my mind.  He’d fallen behind the stand that holds our backyard hose. We have lots of bird nests…

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Embroidery

I am a stitch, and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I saw the Gebelein Man (Ginger) at the British Museum today.  I’ve seen him before, but this time my thoughts are lingering.   He was a young man, wounded in the shoulder, and buried in a shallow grave. The hot sand mummified him over…

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Hemline

I’m all over the place today. I was going to discuss Kim Kardashian’s boobs and her incessant need to share them, but then it occurred to me that there’s not a whole lot of value in discussing something with such an obvious answer.  Self worth is a delicate mystery. I moved on to a post…

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Umbrella

Two pretty exciting things happened this weekend. We had a major thunderous, light up the sky lightening, pouring rain, storm last night at around midnight.  It was house shaking incredible.  Our property butts right up against Tonto National Forest, so when I look out the back of my house there’s nothing but desert, trees, cacti,…

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Fleece

John Muir said, “The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.” He was an adventurer, an unbound spirit, a roamer.  Any time I read snippets or quotes by people that travel, change, or see the world, they always appear fearless.  In my mind they are…

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Trunks

You know when trees arc over a street and join at the top like interlaced hands?  When they create a canopy and the street turns into a sort of tree tunnel, but with sparkly peek a boo leaves above? I like that. Trees endure, change with the elements or things we humans put in their…

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Morning Coat

There is an owl that lives by my house. I don’t often hear her and I’ve only seen her fly over once, but she’s there.  I’m not sure why I call her “she”, but I always have. Yesterday morning I was up early, it was still dark, moon and stars still out.  It was cold…

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Organic Cotton

I am wild. Not in that sense, although I can get pretty whirly after some good tequilla.  I’m not risky or dangerous wild, it’s more that I prefer wild.  I like things, people, animals in their natural place.  I’m never inclined to manicure or box stuff up, frame it, or put it under glass.  How…

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