bleeding

i couldn’t decide whether to make a mother’s day joke, or an election year joke, about my poor bleeding heart.

bleeding heart blossoms

saint paul, minnesota

  • Dede says:

    enough said. i totally get it!

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because pretty

i know. everyone is posting photos of blossoms right now because spring is so short and blossoms are so uplifting after so much winter which is why i grabbed these blossoms today despite the fact that everyone is posting blossoms because spring is so short and blossoms are so uplifting after so much winter. so shut up.

apple blossoms

saint paul, minnesota

  • Joan says:

    you have blossoms? You are way ahead of Maine!

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local history

one spring we visited pigeon falls, which separates minnesota from ontario. it’s the place where voyageurs had to get out and portage 9 miles, usually with 100-180 pounds hanging from tump lines on their foreheads, after paddling all the way across lake superior in birch bark canoes, which, even 300 years later, seems more foolish than brave. there were new green tips on all of the balsam trees, and we grabbed a handful, and made tea out of them when we were back in our comfortable hotel room, telling ourselves how like voyageurs we had been that day, walking from our car to the overlook and back. i believe we ended the evening, like voyageurs, on down pillows after a good bottle of oregon pinot noir.

balsam fir tips in spring

saint paul, minnesota

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photosynthesis

 when i photographed this i didn’t know quite how much the center of this ring would resemble the sun. but the symbolism works. green chlorophyll sucking light from the sun, and photosynthesizing madly. it’s how the world goes round. or something to that metaphorical effect. ok time for bed now.

day lily leaves

saint paul, minnesota

  • Lisa says:

    It’s beautiful!

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unexpected connections

i just realized that the leaves above look exactly like cannabis, the skull could be a death’s head, and the redbud blossoms are the color of roses, and so i have unwittingly photographed a tribute to the grateful dead, a band i did not follow or even particularly like. no wonder artists get misinterpreted sometimes. sheesh. and no, “sheesh”  is not short for hashish. it is merely an exclamation. sheesh, you guys!

raccoon skull, red bud buds, and japanese maple leaves

saint paul, minnesota

  • suzanne says:

    i’m so happy to have found you and your blog. you are a breath of fresh air and creativity. and funny!!

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