Apple tree in my mother's back yard; her vegetable patch; honeysuckle cluster and compost pile in the background. I lived here much of spring 2008 while renovating her house for sale.
necklace made by my friend Cedar
hand dryer at Ben Pao, Chicago, 5 August 2008
Crescat scientia, vita excolatur
It's really hard to photograph the back of one's calf...
Preparing to prepare for Quidditch...
Display case for the Artisan Cellar, a wine-and-stuff place in Merchandise Mart
entrance to radio studio in Merchandise Mart
Candy critter on a stick (crafted by "the Candyman" from EPCOT) at the 2008 Memphis Japanese Festival preview party. This picture doesn't show how niftily detailed said critter was, especially given that the Candyman had shaped from a lump of toffee within the space of a few minutes.
A big berry...
Madison Co. Public Library, Richmond branch, 23 June 2008
bench plaque @ the UK Arboretum
at the UK Arboretum
at the UK Arboretum (plot sponsored by a GLBT gardening group)
my present from Marion!
sharing a good read...
Have sword, will dance (Christmas School 2008)
first attempt at drafting "The Problem with Easter" (see varytheline.org, April 3)
Too dim to get out of the rain
Lisanthus from Fresh Harvest, one of TN's best co-ops (www.freshharvest.locallygrown.net)
A book I picked up for $14 some years ago (a bit too ratty to be considered a collectible, but I adore the gold, the embossing, and the detailing both on the cover and inside)
Sunflowers at church, May 9.
Packing the essentials...
Setting the table for dinner with John, Ibba, and Tom.
My stash of postcards received in recent years (in reply to a query from @foldedword)
A glimpse of the bookshelf next to my bed: stash of postcards, stash of perfume, ashes of cat, and assorted books (mostly manga, romance novels, phrasebooks, and poetry). My husband built the bookcase when he was a college student.
dust and jewel-flesh
Cover of my poetry chapbook. http://www.upperrubberboot.com/measured-extravagance/
handkerchief featuring Osaka Kitty-chan :-)