flying lessons

it has only been a week since i introduced you to our girls.  as you can see, they are getting wing feathers already.  and they are loving trying them out.  this one is effie.  she was the first to escape the brooder.  she pretty much comes and goes as she pleases now.  and it is only week two.  we are in so much trouble.

golden buff (aka cinnamon comet) chicks

saint paul, minnesota

  • That is so sweet! I remember when I had chicks some years ago and was so shocked to see how fast they grew. One week they were cute and fluffy and the next we were chasing them around the house.

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  • Michele says:

    She’s a little poser!

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    • still says:

      Too funny, that is exactly what my husband said :-)

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puff

this stem has been sitting in a ball jar on my table since last summer.  it is has held up impressively well for something meant to disperse with the wind.

goat’s beard seed cluster

saint paul, minnesota

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convergence

so here is a mediterranean doric column covered with boreal forest lichens.  my two favorite regions on earth in one image.

lichen covered limb

rice creek regional trail, saint paul, minnesota

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something green

today when i went out for my daily walk, i had it in mind that i would look for something, anything, green. it has been a long run of brown twigs and seed pods.  well, i found some green on my walk, some interesting lichens on a very old branch.  which i will share with you tomorrow.  because, after i got home, i saw that my intrepid little fig tree tucked away in the corner of my dining room had some brand new limey-green leaves catching the afternoon sun.  green was under my nose the whole time.

fig tree, new growth

saint paul, minnesota

  • Sian says:

    Beautiful : )

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droplets

i am working on some product concepts with a friend.  these wooden discs are some of our sample materials.  i cut them myself.  once they dry, they will be painted  bright colors like light blue and turquoise to complement the wood.  but i like this composition so much as is that i may need to make a shadow box like it.

mountain ash limb

saint paul, minnesota

  • margie says:

    i have a great fondness for wood slices

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  • what a beutifull image!! I work with furniture design all may life, and I played sometimes with the materials too.! Now, I’m doing a blog to a Design School. May I use it? Do I have the permission? thank you very much

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