Texture of Tuesday – 2


A texture that changes

And dances

With the slightest movement of air

And the forever pull of gravity

Clear

Yet, reflective of light

Solid

Or part of the air that influences it

A texture within and that which surrounds our lives

It’s there to behold in all of its’ changing textures

Enjoy the day

Curious Friday – Leaf Hopping


A new season in upon us

As the leaves emerge

Time to look for slight moment

Of spots on leaves and twigs

To slowly approach

Before they hop or fly away

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If I could only get them to turn my way

Maybe I get some head shots

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And not get bite or strung

A Bookish Sunday – Where’s Waldo? -Side Stories


Books, whether fiction or not

Usually are telling you the story of the main characters

In a time and place

Yet in the background

There are those side stories

That fill in spaces

The main characters evolve around

In “Where’s Waldo” we search for Waldo and his friends

Glancing at all the other stories as they unfold

We and all living things are our own main characters

Still we are just side stories in others lives

I keep Where’s Waldo? on my shelve

For it seems our world is more interesting when we search for the side stories

Head in the Clouds – A Man made Wonder?


Flying out of Phoenix

Headed south, before banking east

Out the window there appears

A large hole in the ground

Wasn’t sure what I was seeing

Either with the Circled hole

Or with the backgammon design ponds

What it was is a open pit copper mine abandoned in 1984

Which as of 2019, it was bought with plans to reopen

Now called the Cactus mine

For a sense of scale that pit is 3,100 ft. across and 980′ deep

Bookish Sunday – Tales in Non fiction


I look thru my shelves of books

To realize most are non-fiction

Tales told of the world we live in

Stories built upon the past to the present

Earth and us as main characters

As it unfolds into the future

I pulled this book down to open the pages

“New England Forest Through Time” By David Foster and John O’Keele

The slideshow below are dioramas that show NE forest over the cost of 300 years

It book describes the changes to landscape, vegetation and wildlife that have occurred

It is a theme that is discussed in many of the books I have

Whether it’s NE or other parts of the US and the earth as a whole

This book I’m always opening, so it will remain on my shelf

To end this post I’ll add one more picture

In the slideshow we seen the changes that have occurred through our use of the landscape

Today many of our changes have much more long term effects on the landscape

For our use of man-made materials to alter the environment

Has changed the time-line for the environment to recover, if it can

This reminds me of another book ” The World Without Us” by Alan Weisman

Maybe to be looked at again in the future.