The colors of the woods behind my house are magnificent. Today, it’s a mix of gray greens and hazy yellows, shots of orange dabbled on top, a hurried painter’s palette slopped over a nearly-finished canvas. It’s sunny. The light strikes through the heart of the trees, illuminating here and there a mélange of feelings I forgot had existed. Gnarled branches reach for heaven and soft leaves jiggle like jelly fish in the mid-day breeze. I can hear the pulse of a bulldozer, the strange mechanical noises of construction making their way towards my crop of nature, the chomp chomp chomping heralding an untimely death.
Hello. It's me
“Hey!” I yell from my car window to the man sitting on the porch. “How are you?”
I got kicked off my porch today. Yeah, I know it sounds weird, me being kicked off my very own porch.
I move to get a better shot, and the bluebird thinks its funny.
i'm just sitting here in the late morning. the grass is green, but it's an overcast day and clouds are rolling fast. i suspect heavy rains by early afternoon, but the weather channel says there may be hail. it doesn't matter. i can get a few shots in before anything strikes. the event may actually be done by then. i'm not sure. i'm just sitting here right now all by myself. away from the crowd that hasn't shown up, just photographing anything i feel. there's birds and trees and lots of other little things to fill the space. it's just a simple process anymore, filling the void that is. there's even a thin river running by that's right over there. and here's my tree. i didn't see it at first. i'll admit my mind didn't see it at all. i just breezed right by, but as my thoughts were wondering in the spring air, my eyes keep coming back to the sensation standing right there. I just like this tree. it's magical. it's a wizard with hands flying around. but it can't seem to hold on to all of these great ideas. even if none are truly great, they're all its own, and it wants to share them with us -- you and i. so hold onto your seat. we're going for a ride. it's the day i met a magical tree.
I can't sleep in the dark anymore.
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