suspended animation

this guy looks like one of those pompeiians that mount vesuvius trapped forever in mid-gesture.

lifeless daddy longlegs

found in the corner of my husband’s office, saint paul, minnesota

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hanging by a thread

a little fresh fruit in the middle of winter.

highbush cranberries

roadside on lexington avenue, saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    i think this is one of the reasons i love the colour red so very much. It looks so amazing with snow.

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mental health break

i decided tbat everyone, including myself, just needed a little beach imagery today in the midst of this unrelentingly aggressive north american winter. deep breath. smell the iodine and briny air. let it out. now put your boots on and don’t forget a scarf.

sand dollars (flattened, burrowing sea urchins belonging to the order clypeasteroida)

north captiva island, gulf coast, florida

 

 

  • tinajo says:

    Hi there, first time here – I like the calmness I find. :-)

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    • Welcome! I am glad you like it. Thank you!
      Mary Jo

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  • margie says:

    ain’t that the truth

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  • Traci says:

    This is one of my favorites. Such a calm image that brings up memories of the beach. Stay cozy in MN!

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too soon for bird feet

except for the the little bird’s foot catkins dangling at the ends of these branches, i thought they looked like roots just pulled from the ground.

winter birch tree branches with catkins

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

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from the desk of a collector

the orange viceroy wing has sat, exposed and unprotected, on my collections table for months. i have no idea where i would have found it; a windshield or a sidewalk are likely candidates. the top two were precious gifts from an earnest nine year old boy who spends a lot of time exploring the back yard. the origin of the bottom wing is cloaked in mystery.

collection of found wings: katydid, cicada, viceroy, mourning cloak

all found in minnesota

  • margie says:

    i find wings so similar to leaves

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  • Tom says:

    Beautiful!

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  • Dede says:

    Your art is both amazing and makes a statement about nature, our lives, truth and beauty. Thank you so much for sharing this with me!

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    • You give me way more credit than I deserve but thank you very much!

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