Thursday, March 30, 2017

paul klee

in the morning
we sit together on the bed
as we do most mornings
sipping coffee
looking out into the garden
at the plants and birds
you open a book of paul klee's paintings
they seem to speak to you
move you
and i think that's why we're so good together
you and i
those paintings
of strange and beautifully haunting gardens and creatures
like who i think i am
or what i dream myself to be when i am most awake
an ethereal landscape
of plants and animals that never were
blossoming and thriving
in the sun and the rain of your love

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

pohu progression

king oyster is a bit quiet right now but pohu (another variety of oyster mushroom) has taken over keeping us in mushrooms...

my index finger and a cluster of pohu oyster mushrooms on  3/14/17





this morning 3/21/17

this cluster weighed 15 ounces...if i'd harvested in the evening instead of the morning it probably would have made a full pound.  we gave them a taste at dinner tonight.  they have a similar sweetness to the king oyster but with a little more earthiness and a more delicate texture.  quite lovely.

Monday, March 13, 2017

'emerald beaut' plum

the plums are in bloom.  the 'emerald beaut', in particular, is putting on quite a show...and seems pretty popular with the locals.

there was a lady bug in almost every blossom on the tree.

several honey bees visiting had trouble getting into the blossoms with all the lady bugs in the way.

also saw one of the biggest bumble bees i've ever seen, maybe a queen recently emerged from hibernation and looking for breakfast.

very cool.

Friday, March 10, 2017

"i like turtles"

driving home from the gas station down the road
a sign
in the middle of nowhere
written in marker on a piece of cardboard
“i like turtles”
someone's reminder to me
of what a ridiculous and wonderful dream this life is
i smile
and for a while
i feel awake