Friday, June 24, 2016


A little further down the path from the dragonfly, I saw my first butterfly of the season.

I hope to see many more ... and much closer. I had to crop into the photo I took quite a bit to see any of this butterfly's details. I'm enchanted by the spider webs on the flower. Such harmony and ability to live side-by-side in the bug world.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cinquefoil Glen

Here's one of the reasons I love to walk in the woods

A bright spot of color in the midst of the shadows

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


As a lucky happenstance, I saw this dragonfly while walking through the forest. It's the only photo of him I captured before he flew away.

The detail in the wings blows me away!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Movin' On Up

Now that summer's here, the bugs are out in force.

Don't mind me. Nothin' goin' on here.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016

Micro Makeover

After noting how dated my self paper was in April, I decided to do something about it. The entire kitchen is due for a makeover, but until we can get to it, at least these small sections will look a bit more crisp.

I did a little rearranging, a little cleaning, a whole lot of scraping, and a tiny bit of swearing trying to get the new sticky paper to lie straight and without air bubbles.

More to do. Pretty happy with the result.

Friday, June 17, 2016

A Study in Five

For this week's coloring meditation, I decided to limit myself to five colored pencils
black, grey, silver, magenta, and turquoise. It was a little out of my wheelhouse, but it became an interesting exploration for me. I played with it in editing and like the way the grays and silvers broke down and look like smudges and fractals.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Our Yard in Spring - Hosta

The variegated hosta are showing off in the front yard in beds around the pine trees. Green and yellow leaves contrast with their quirky purple flowers.

Buds rise on spindly legs

Open slowly

Then burst into a lily shape

They attract slugs (none yet!) and flying bugs

Including this pretty green-on-green number