with a full moon.
“Suddenly the day was gone, night came out from under each tree and spread.”
~Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree
~time to get back in the swing of things...after a fairly rough May.~
you know i LOVE a lot of things.
feathers, stones, bones, artifacts, turtles, wolves, the moon.
snapping pictures, creating, shades of purple, jasmine, lavender...
just to name a few...
i also LOVE to read.
always have. i get lost in a good book.
and i go through phases.
science fiction. thriller, dark & psychological. mystery. fantasy.
and books about tarot, numerology, butterflies, natural healing, history, space, dreams...
anything but romance.
even though i LOVE the FEEL of a book.
the paper...the pages...the smell...
i folded. i gave in to a whim. i bought myself something NEW- not from the thrift store.
found it on sale for twenty bucks less than they usually go for.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
it's compact. you can change the type...make it larger...
change the font...change the line spacing.
you can look up any word in the book you're reading, by touching it.
you can highlight passages, sentences, paragraphs.
and bookmark a page by touching the upper corner of the screen.
“And sometimes, I tell them, I like to put my head back, like this, and let the rain fall in my mouth.
It tastes just like wine. Have you ever tried it?”
~Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
last night i heard that Ray Bradbury passed away.
i've read all his books.
he will surely be remembered forever by his incredible story telling.
what an amazing & gifted man...writer.
so it seemed only fitting to mention my love for books...and segue into the nook.
my mouth is healing. from an extraction and a root canal.
i found a good dentist...better than good...he was very gentle...
didn't hurt me. all the people who work there are attentive, understanding & caring.
he gave me a margarita (with salt on the rim) through an IV
and i didn't feel a thing.
and the next day...NO pain! just a little achy.
“I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas.
When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room.”
speaking of things i love. you can add fungus to that.
not the kind that grows on cheese...or stinky sour milk...
but mushrooms. lichen.
i'm drawn to them. there are LOTS of fungi pictures on this blog.
the rain's been coming down...almost every afternoon or evening
since that tropical storm a week or so ago, off the atlantic coast.
the warm & wet = fungi.
mushrooms are popping up!
"Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you'd drop dead in ten seconds.
See the world. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.
Ask no guarantees, ask for no security, there never was such an animal.”
yesterday i started to get caught up with my worldly travels...in cyberspace...
i spent hours jumping from blog to blog...and still have far to go.
so if you haven't seen me lately...i'm getting there...bear with me.
i'm not much of a baker.
sam & i did get across the street...to the field...to pick wild blackberries.
it's worth the scratched up arms & thorn splinters.
we picked a bunch. we freeze some...add them to drinks or ice cream...smoothies.
well, that's about it.
i was planning on heading into blogland this afternoon,
but i have to go across town, back to the dentist...
there's a sharp edge on the side of one of my teeth...
and my tongue keeps finding it...and rubbing...and getting very sore.
“Savory...that's a swell word. And Basil and Betel. Capsicum. Curry. All great.
But Relish, now, Relish with a capital R. No argument, that's the best.”
~Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine
i'll leave you with a pic of the Barred Owl in the backyard...
i was lucky to get this shot as he flew away right after i snapped it!
“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out.”
be cool. stay safe.
"Why would you clone people when you can go to bed with them and make a baby?
C'mon, it's stupid.”