tethered moths

hydrangea flower head in late winter

minneapolis, minnesota

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golden buff

this is rue.  she arrived yesterday from ohio.  she is three days old.  she has five sisters:  effie, prim, clove, katniss, and glimmer. all named by our daughter.  she is an early layer, so we hope to have eggs by july.

there may still be two feet of snow outside our window, but it is spring in our hearts.

golden buff (aka cinnamon comet) chick

saint paul, minnesota

  • Stefanie Lindeman says:

    After at least a year of checking your site daily, I just realized that there are details and a place to comment. This one made me smile. I immediately wondered where you came up with a live chick in March!

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    • still says:

      Hi Stefie,
      What a treat to see you here! So glad you found the details tab. I intentionally made the blog design ultra-minimal but I may have over done it a bit. eep.
      Next time you are “up north” to visit your folks or sis, stop by and meet the chicks! We’ll be around all summer hanging out in the yard chick-sitting :-)
      Mary Jo

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  • janine says:

    as much as I love your collections – stones, shells, twigs, seeds and so on……..this chick is as refreshing as the thought of spring! So cute, and, love the names your daughter has come up with.

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    • still says:

      That’s super sweet. Thanks Janine!
      Mary Jo

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  • margie says:

    so precious

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  • I adore your photograph. Would you grant me permission to reproduce it as a large scale oil painting?

    Thanks for posting.

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    • Of course! Have at it. I am flattered :-)
      Please email me a snapshot of it when you are done?
      Or if you want a high res. version of it, email me at maryjo.hoffman@comcast.net

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      • You’re on! And thank you! It will be a couple weeks as I work in multiple images at a time. Keep up the photography. This is lovely.

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leaded glass

my son has a bug collection. his bug board dates from two summers ago, so some of the specimens are getting a little, well, brittle.  this cicada wing spun to the floor like a maple seed when I tried to move the collection today.

cicada wing venation

saint paul, minnesota

 

  • Margaret says:

    I would love to see your images published in a book. Very beautiful.

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    • still says:

      Oh, wouldn’t that be wonderful. What a lovely thought. sigh.
      Thank you!
      Mary Jo

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a small beach

okay, this is it, all my rocks in one place.  i have been sorting, gathering, organizing–collecting my collections.  most of these rocks come from the north shore of lake superior.  but some of them, i recognize, came from various beaches in brittany and languedoc in france.  right now it all sits in the middle of my living room floor where i set up for this photo.  i will need to find a proper home for them.  eventually.

atlantic ocean, mediterranean sea, and lake superior beach rocks

 

 

  • Edwina says:

    I am so glad you have decided to keep on with your blog. It certainly brings stillness and awe into my life.

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    • still says:

      Edwina-
      What a lovely comment: stillness and awe. I love it. Thank you!
      Mary Jo

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baby birds

my eye has been wandering to all the seed clusters that will soon be covered up with green foliage.  i like the grays and browns of winter, i think it is my favorite palette.  but by march even i am ready for a break.

this came from a landscape planting beside my dentist’s office; i don’t know the name. it will be easier to identify in two months.

saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    aren’t those beautiful imagery

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    • still says:

      Thanks Margie! The number of overcast gray days we are having this winter are creating a nice soft light to work with. I am liking the effect as well.

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