this may be the most expensive mug i’ve ever purchased, but i am cherishing my very first susan branch mug and what’s more, i’m using it every single evening.
the bone china is paper thin and almost transparent in the late afternoon sunlight!
i’m the happy owner of some new perennials for planting in the garden under my window and along my long fence. milkweed provides much needed food and shelter for monarchs, in fact it’s the only thing the monarch caterpillars will eat. so i’m doing my part to help them on their long journeys north and south. from november till march or so they overwinter in eucalyptus and pine trees along the california coast.
i dusted off my gouache and painted some of the plants on thick black paper.
their migration is 1800 miles long and it takes a few generations to make the trip. they say about milkweed, if you plant it, they will come.” since i only bought one plant it may take awhile, but i am patient.
in other news, i sent out another batch of mailart. i jump at the chance to use my new address stamps which i acquired from 2 impress on etsy. v.v. pleased with both of my stamps!
here is caylee’s translation of a selection of 4 pages i sent her from the beginning, middle, and end of the travel journal. thank you so much caylee! you’ve made elke-maria live again through her writing. i can’t thank you enough!
enjoy reading everyone.
this evening begins rosh hashanah. shanah tovah! my jewish friends. xo
sending much love to mexico city and everywhere else on the globe where mother nature is wreaking havoc. goodnight dear people.