If you haven't already seen it, the largest grasshopper I have seen in the city in many years is perched on the brown cattail in the foreground. On what the "let's spite the liberals by pooping where we eat" crowd would call a 'hippie-dippy waste of money,' a patch of wetland the size of a... Continue Reading →
I mean, just look at 'em. The electric skillet is set on 275 so they're taking forever but they're getting so perfect and toasty and melty.
I've heard the "treehugger" sneer often enough in my life, and it makes no sense to me. As if valuing the resources and beauty in nature is bad. As if having some housepride in our common home, Earth, and keeping it looking and functioning well is foolish. As if simply not metaphorically pooping where we... Continue Reading →
You never know, for example, when you'll find cool superhero costumes with foam muscles for 3 bucks apiece 😁
...is to hold it open with your toe so both your hands are free. Antics and toe courtesy of my middle son, 6 year old Victor, who now often reads the bedtime stories for his little brother Cuinn.
... you make a cheese and egg noodles omelet so the carbohydrate is built into your breakfast. The topping is parmesan, smoked paprika, and celery salt.
I'm not an animist, but watching the sun sparkle on the water at the edges of the shadow of that old cypress, I can see how someone could wonder if there wasn't some sort of spirit or essence or godling showing itself out of the water, the tree, the sun, or all three. This... Continue Reading →
Found this one going through my pics from the solar eclipse. In Norfolk, VA we didn't get totality, but we got these crescents through the pinholes formed by the leaves of the sweetgum tree in our yard, themselves eclipsed by my agog 4 year old son.
Eclipse viewing with the kiddos. We also had a pair of viewing glasses but the natural pinholes between leaves stole the. show. The direct pictures are the product of me putting my cellphone camera in manual settings mode & fiddling around until something weird happened. Not sure why the secondary crescent sun image appeared, but... Continue Reading →