Hug a Tree for 15 Minutes (and Complain to It) — THE DIRT

After this challenging year, Marina Abramović, perhaps the world’s most famous performance artist, recommends everyone vent their frustrations to a favorite tree in a public park. She asks us to hug one tightly for no less than 15 minutes and pour out your woes to it. Your angst will be „absorbed in the bark,“ and […]…

dVerse — apple — With a little help from my friends*

Like any tree, apples make themselves welcome in a community; they prefer wind, rain, temperateness, hills, and a fair bit of sunshine. Pollinators adore the wispy allure of the fragrant blossoms, who call them in for a sweet powder-nectared blend of nature’s tang; mutual orgasm achieved. Bees, butterflies, and birds stagger through the air, intoxicated,…

Doodads — 12/26/19

I woke up today to sunny skies.  When I put recyclable items in the bin outside it wasn’t even cold, somewhere in the 50’s.  I ended up walking out back to check things out.  More trees have fallen because of the extremely high water table.   Looking up the clouds were moving fast.  Looking down I…

Sycamore Sun

Orb speaks to me from dappled boughs: “My grace allows This perfect place Upon your face.” “On Autumn days I like to shine Warm earthly shrine Thank you who pray For sun each day.” “I make trees smile when I alight Leaves, bark shine bright I warm your bones I love our home.”   Last…

#MM Saturday Mix — Cry for the fallen

image link The twelve city commissioners were each direct descendants of the original city leaders from a hundred years ago. The closed leadership system had grown stale at least fifty years ago, but the citizens had been demoralized for longer than that. The word sterile came to mind. The commissioners cared about two things and…

Thursday Doodads — Flora & Fauna out back

An abrupt early afternoon thunderstorm blew through here and then it was back to hot and muggy.  Not nearly enough rain came down.  It’s staying in the air.  I did get a chance to walk out back today and check on things.  Mostly good, some things of concern.  Some pictures and videos.  Hope you enjoy…