Sunday, February 28, 2010

pictures imperfect

things i can take photos of:

things i can't:
sea shells
people in motion


see the difference?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

how do we tell the difference?

we know
so little of love,
and so much of fear,
we think
they are the same.
where does the heart fly?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

un-lilies, part trois

this last one is just to make you rub your eyes, trying to bring it into focus!

i think the obsession is ebbing.
what will next fuel the flower flames?

Monday, February 15, 2010

un-lilies, part deux

i'm obsessed.

valentine's day gift

yesterday i visited the valley of fire, with some local and out of town friends.
we were graced with a visit from this lovely creature:

this is a chuckwalla lizard, second largest lizard in the united states, the gila monster being the largest. they're usually active in spring (not here quite yet,) and early summer.
basking in the sun, this guy (or girl-how do you tell with lizards?) let us get pretty close before scurrying under the rock crevice next to him/her.
the local in our entourage commented that in all his years here, he had never seen one of these.
now, how cool is this? the desert gave us a valentine's day present. not the traditional flowers and chocolate, but then, i'm not all that traditional.
i must admit, we had the usual trappings of the day as well.
the lizard did, indeed, rock.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

the un-lilies

I believe in all that has never yet been spoken.
I want to free what waits within me
so that what no one has dared to wish for

may for once spring clear
without my contriving.

~ Rainer Maria Rilke ~
(only part of the poem)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

quote of the day-added to

don't ask me why (no, really, don't ask), but for some reason this made me laugh a lot.
must be the week i've had!

"Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face."
-Storm Front, by Jim Butcher

and then there's this piece of advice:

Demons who enter your circle
Must be pushed out.
Tao Te Ching