clingy

i once tried to pry a limpet shell from a shoreline rock, and discovered that the lovely crenellations around the perimeter of the shell are actually blade-sharp, and that the limpet clings to its chosen surface with almost surreal tenacity. my bloody fingertips convinced me to admire all future examples visually, but not tactilely.

limpet shell (from a marine sea snail)

north captiva island, florida gulf coast

  • margie says:

    they are so gorgeous though and very inspiring from a textile point of view

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    • Oh Margie, you speak to my heart! Cut a hole in the middle and it would be a wonderful skirt, wouldn’t it?!?

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police line up

we’ve rounded up the usual suspects. please look closely, ma’am. can you tell me whether any of these look like the cactus that pricked your thumb?

jade, agave, cactus, aloe…

greenhouse succulents and cacti

 

 

 

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Boom!

the succulents i planted with the kids last year outgrew their terrarium. so we spent today transplanting. the agave never made it to its new home, though. it was just too tempting to pull it apart and take an exploded shot of it. plus, there has been a lot of snow, and we all needed a green fix.

sacrificed agave plant from local greenhouse

saint paul, minnesota

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all that glimmers . . .

. . . is golden buff.

glimmer at almost one year of age; one of our six golden buff hens

 

 

  • margie says:

    i never thought i could actually love a chicken before glimmer xx

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