let’s discuss this chair. it’s a wonderfully cool seat into which you can sink your hot and tired arse after it’s been walking all over the huntington gardens. and it’s tucked away behind some hedges and large trees. i communed with a squirrel here on saturday morn. he was very curious and jumped up onto the lion’s head arm. hoping, i suspect to be fed, and looking as though he would take a treat directly from my hand. i must remember to bring him something next weekend. some small token of my affection so that we can get better acquainted.
will you just look at this glorious creature!
i found her on an unknown plant that sprung up in a sunny crack in my driveway. soft and furry and snowy and lovely. now developing tiny yellow flowers that are tightly wound, but may open soon.
i believe it is sweet everlasting or rabbit tobacco. i identified the caterpillar as an american lady butterfly caterpillar, which led me to the plant identification. but i am very open to correction if you know this not to be the case. if you look closely above you can see her in the top right quadrant of that photo.
but don’t tire your eyes, here is a larger photo.
i go outside no fewer than 20 times per day to see what she’s doing.
eating! always eating!
she’s grown quickly. i first discovered her last weekend and she was only about 1/2 inch long. now she’s pushing 1.25″ or so. what a delight to watch her working her little caterpillar maw over the leaves. wanna see a totally cool video? yeah, i thought so!
i’m hoping this plant will seed itself all along this wall. the end.
chapter 3: this bee.
i caught him in mid-flight before he dove down the sweet throat of this giant cactus flower.
and a few more photos from my weekly tromp down public garden paths.
in other random news…
This wallpaper book is making me want to glue a bunch of wallpaper in a handmade book and fold each piece over just like these.
this book book is the best book i’ve listened to all year. the main character reminds me of my pop and the narrator was fabulous.
now i’m listening to lighthouse island, an atmospheric dystopian tale set in the distant future. it’s also by paulette jiles and every bit as good as NOTW. my new audible book addiction makes me feel like i’m living in a story book. television is alas, a far-off friend whose address i’ve forgotten.
what are you doing? choose all that apply.
a. going on long walks through pumpkin patches
b. donning a bonnet and picnic basket and setting off down a headland path that leads to a nice wooden bench under a golden tree overlooking a wide blue ocean.
c. sitting in a rocking chair on your porch with a cat on your lap
d. something else!
BTW stitch*bookery is fully open and accepting new peeps. i decided against running another “live” version – no time! so everything is available from the get-go, and…on sale till Nov. 1st
that concludes this blog post.
see ya soon!