"Alas, poor Yorick!..."
ram skull picked up at a swap meet yesterday for five bucks
(just gotta keep the Jedster away from it!)
my take on these much more beautiful shadows and our front gate
violets for Lucy
Last year the old dear I worked with at the op-shop gave me a clump of these from her garden. It was a stinking hot day and by the time I got home they were almost dead. I stuck them in the ground anyway, kept up the water to them over Summer, and almost a year later, yesterday in fact, I've discovered my first violets...
I remember Lucy Violet telling me that Tom would bring her a bunch of violets wrappped up in a damp hanky when they were courting. I have wanted violets of my own ever since. And now, I've got them. Special.
Sticking with gardening, I've finally hunted down
or Air Plant
(pic from The Golden Treasury of Natural History by Bertha Morris Parker, 1952)
Here's mine, sitting pretty in one of Pippa's lovely modern macrame's
and I say hunted, because these things are as rare as hens teeth here in Perth. Rare that is, if you prefer yours without goggly eyes and fluro hair...air plants with hideous attachments are in good supply, I assure you!
I've been housing house plants
And beginning a new collection
I'm sure I had some to cut out from for school projects...
This one's my favourite
"a history of homes from the most primitive and crudely dug pits to the ultramodern homes of the present day"
Paul E. Blackwood 1963
Its cover was enough, but then inside,
on page forty-five, and one of the ultramodern homes Mr Blackwood refers to, The Kaufmann House (a.k.a. Fallingwater). Designed by Frank Llyod Wright (dur!) and built 1936 - 1939. And here's the real deal
image from, and more info here
For all its chalky, psychedelic purple haze, I really like Robert Doremus' drawing of it, don't you?