new to me
i bought a small bunch of straflowers at the market the other day. i didn’t know what strawflowers were. i thought i was buying zinnias. i’m a pretty good northwo0ds naturalist, but a terrible horticulturist. anyway, i bought the strawflowers mostly to dry. but as you may recall, i am one day away from a deadline on a large art commission. so, at 4:40 pm i found myself looking for today’s STILL subject. strawflowers came into my crosshairs. and this single, unopened, bud came into focus. strawflower,where have you been all my life?
i fear we may be headed back into semi-quarantine as the cold air returns and we all move inside. so my simple advice is get outside and explore. we’ll need the memories to get through another, hopefully final, wave of this wiley and relentless virus.
end of summer
hurry up little buds. you’re running out of time.
japanese anemone (Anemone Hupehensis)
look at those seeds! i am so in love with those seeds and their zippered perfection that i can’t stop looking at them. damn. so good.
wild blue flag iris seed heads
hey guys, this is what i feel like right now. i am just days from wrapping up a big many-months-in-the-making art commission. it goes to the framer first thing next week. so i am balancing a bunch of spinning plates at the moment. it’s all good though, the end is in sight. and i like what i have made. i think.
assemblage of found nature bits