Landscaping refresh

The trimmed shrubs and the new hydrangea bush look good, but one of the landscapers thought the rock sculpture was real and stepped on it. Oops. Ceramic.

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Giant green things

Or, it could be a book called attack of the giant hostas. With this level of rainfall, I could start putting our tiny fairy houses next to the hostas so they look like dinosaur trees.

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Rock garden

The rock is not a rock; it is a ceramic sculptural piece done by my daughter that is slowly transforming with the seasons. I take a photo of it a couple of times year to see how it changes. The last round of hail gave it some holes, but the texture of the flaking surface […]

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Feels like summer

… and my strength is finally coming back from a long bout of bronchitis and travel fatigue. I’m tired now, of course, but I got normal chores done, and that is something, considering. I also went to Petsmart on a Saturday, which is a treacherous thing for someone with three cats, all rescues. Count of […]

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Closeup

Carved bone/ivory detail on a lacquer cabinet.

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Stupid human

Sophie says, “You had all day to take photos and now it’s 9:53 PM and you’re resorting to “Look at the cat!”. For shame, Human. For shame.

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Redbud in full bloom

It is going to storm today for sure, so here I am at 8:00 AM or so, getting this done before the storm blows the blossoms to the ground.

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Current reading

Just barely out is Shannon R. Wooden and Ken Gillam’s Pixar’s Boy Stories: Masculinity in a Postmodern Age. This is an important addition to any gender studies bookshelf.

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National Poetry Month

Once again, it’s April, National Poetry Month, and I’m beginning the Poem-a-Day Challenge. Some years are more successful than others for me, and I do this best when I know others are doing it or if I have some interior goal. For example, last year’s challenge was an idea gone wrong. I did it even […]

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Not leaves

Those are not leaves. Birds.

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