looks like everyone's getting ready for the holidays.
i finished that 'wing, feather & pressed flower window hanger' i started a week or so ago.
if you take a look at my previous 2 posts...
you can see the 'step by step'...
from a piece of glass...
to the finished 'window hanger'.
What art offers is space -
a certain breathing room
for the spirit.
the nights are getting cooler. we can open up the windows and let the fresh air in...
without the A/C kicking on! yay!! it's excellent cuddle weather!
and with the cooler weather...much of the underbrush dies out...
which means we can go exploring deeper into the woods out back.
(dead) tree snail in yard
the rest of the year, the only way to get through there
is with a machete to cut away the vines...
or follow the little critters' paths...on hands and knees.
NAH, we'd rather wait until everything dies back naturally.
Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world.
a woodpecker feather out front...
now in a jar with other found feathers
air fern and fungi on a fallen branch
last week we had one day with pretty strong winds.
when that happens...we always have dead branches falling out of the trees.
at least we hope...it's just branches.
we've had entire trees fall over!
"Every now and again take a good look
at something not made with hands--a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream.
There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all,
the assurance that you are not alone in the world."
this is resurrection fern. growing on some of the old oak trees in the yard.
it's an air fern...that will look as though it's dead through drought season...
then 'come alive' after a good rain.
OH! i found another 'owl pellet'...
(the regurgitated stuff that the owl can't digest)
more on 'owl pellets' here: the tiniest bones
see all the tiny bones?!!
this pellet is NOT a fresh one,
like the others i've been lucky enough to find.
next step - dissect - clean & sanitize -
and then try to figure out what little critter the owl feasted on.
...and so...i leave you with a few pic's of plants that are still blooming in our yard.
it's nice to see some spring color...hanging in there...
orange-barred sulpher butterfly
The earth laughs in flowers.
'til next time...stay cool...
discover. wander. get lost.
open your eyes. open your mind. breathe deep.
skip. hop. be silly. laugh.
"How old would you be if you didn't know how old you was?"