Sunday, January 31, 2010

We had a visitor today...


First seen peering in the basement window when I went down to do laundry...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ocarina Collection



Tory and I were talking about ocarinas today, so I thought I'd share a picture of my small collection. It all started with the one with the black and white design. I had given it to one of my sons as a gift when he was younger, and it ended up in my collection of odd and curious items when he grew tired of it.

I picked up the other ocarinas thrifting...they are all inexpensive versions that were probably sold to tourists as souvenirs. I especially love the two tiny ones.

Ocarinas are typically clay whistles that are an elongated egg shape, but if you follow this link to google images, you'll see that other materials and designs are used as well.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Ephemeral Collage No. 3




e•phem•er•al
1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory

2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower


Synonyms:
1. fleeting, evanescent, transient, momentary, brief

Saturday, January 23, 2010

A silence deep and white...





The snow had begun in the gloaming,
And busily all the night
Had been heaping field and highway
With a silence deep and white.

Every pine and fir and hemlock
Wore ermine too dear for an earl,
And the poorest twig on the elm tree
Was ridged inch deep with pearl.

James Russell Lowell


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ephemeral Collage No. 2




e•phem•er•al
1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory

2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower


Synonyms:
1. fleeting, evanescent, transient, momentary, brief

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ephemeral Collage No. 1


e•phem•er•al
1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory

2. lasting but one day: an ephemeral flower


Synonyms:
1. fleeting, evanescent, transient, momentary, brief

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Doll Collection



Most of the dolls in my little collection are battered, and worn. Many were rescued from the bottom layer of the 'bins'...passed over by those who couldn't hear their whispered tales of adventure...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hoar Frost


Crystalline sculpture

nature's transitory art
born of winter's breath




Thursday, January 14, 2010

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Good Things...

A husband who loves me...

working with people whose company I enjoy...





an impromptu sculpture created by friend seen above...

and a fun window display...


What were your good things today?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Winter Haiku



Winters cold beauty
a blanket of silence on

snow covered mountains