Archive for September, 2019

~the girl out of the garden~

Monday, September 30th, 2019

A day spent walking: TriBeCa through Chinatown to LES, up to the East Village then back over to Chelsea and Piet Oudolf’s backyard, cause you can take the girl outta the garden, but… plus! 🍸&🥟 with an old friend they don’t make like that anymore…

~scarabaeidae~

Saturday, September 28th, 2019

New moon scarab sighting! The Green June Beetle (Cotinis nitida) has felt like a spirit animal from way back, a messenger of transformation, crossroads. I’ve never seen one this close—they have amazing antler antennae! The interwebs says the plates at the ends are called lamellae, and can be compressed or fanned out like leaves to sense […]

~spiderlings~

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

It’s been four weeks since I was last in my studio— a welcomed change after a push to finish a big ol’ manuscript revision. Upon returning, I discovered this nursery web protecting what appears to be three Marbled Orbweaver egg sacs. Mom rests among them, and will die with the first frost (says interwebs). Beneath […]

~dandy in the underworld~

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

Dead moth and burgeoning butterfly balanced the equinox scales today.

~last night of summer~

Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Twilight drive (and sheep!) on the last night of summer.

~impish arachnid~

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

A striped stockinged spider dangled from our eaves, swinging wide arcs in the almost autumn breeze. It seemed to be playing, adjusting height to catch the best wind—now at my eye level, now up to the second story—and let me join in, trying mostly in vain to follow its impish swoops with my clumsy digital […]

~after the storm~

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

Parts One & Two.

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