i was going to say some words about these pictures. i have quite a few. but they seem to come to me and then fade away. i am pretty out of it. i get pretty severe headaches that last for a few days… but i will say- when they are lifted… i feel super great and glad to feel well. Just being well is something to not take for granted… It reminds me that there are many many people (both that i know and don’t) who suffer chronic pain… it can be easy to focus on what you do not have. General health is ALLOT. Allot to be thankful for.
HMM… had no idea that is what i was going to share today- but there you go.
really. This day seems to call for another picture of something blank. It is another strong push for simplicity in my/our life. Sometimes the most frustrating times are really what you need.
This is just a picture i took some time ago in Mexico. Why i chose it today? Not sure. But i did, and here it is.
besides a massive simplification-cleaning-frenzy that IS HAPPENING today. Dylan and i are working on some art pieces. we think we will share them with you soon. We also have to gather firewood. That is our only source of heat. i am glad about it.
we are goaling greatly at getting off the grid.
it was 28 degrees last night.
yes, this is very random, maybe a bit hard to read- i don’t know. I am feeling frantic. Probably like many animals do when they are preparing for the winter… it is almost spring-? yes. maybe winter is a metaphor. i want to be prepared…
so much more that i could say right now. but i will stop there.
except–we will share some art later! By the way- i know i have many things i say i am going to share and then suddenly– there are all these other things i share… i will get to them, i will. It has been too cold to swing from trees (for the pin hole project) And hopefully the weather will permit the swamp and layer cake shoot. Well, maybe it won’t– Colds make your immune system stronger right? What am i talking about? the weather usually doesn’t stop me… ok- time for me to go!
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went walking through my Mom’s garden yesterday. The hydrangea petals are looking like lace and the hellebores are blooming (probably my favorite flower) two hummingbirds flew up to the window… it kinda seems like spring is here.
made a small batch of macarons… not my best at all, but i really enjoy making them. i suppose maybe because they are like me, a bit moody. they challenge me, these tiny cookies. i think i enjoy them for the mere fact that they need to be perfect. so when i get them somewhere near looking that way i feel awfully glad! And then when they don’t, i am training myself to not throw all bowls and utensils and such across the kitchen… (actually i don’t throw things these days) but see? Baking these is a simple class in patience and perseverance. i also got distracted a good many times. (by adorable children, a dog, a Mom, a Dad, hummingbirds, flowers i wanted to photograph… books, a song i am working on, the pinhole project…) i am going to make really small ones for Lyrics birthday- and everyone will have to drink out of teeny tiny tea cups and wear dresses appropriate for fairies, girls and guys. and we will listen to Led Zeppelin and The Doobie Brothers.
anyway. it was a nice day.
pictures jess russell
what is this? a really old death cab song? yes. President Of What? yes.
simple as that. it was raining pretty hard. i am anti umbrellas except i had the camera. walked along the highway in the rain decided to see how many cigarette boxes i could find in an hour. I got cold though… so i stopped short. then i started feeling super bad because i was only picking up the cigarette boxes… then i just started picking up trash and it was bumming me out. Anyway. after i put this together i felt a bit odd… i am not promoting cigarettes. just put your trash where it should go. or let it pile up in your back seat until you find where they should go. i am going to go write a song now.