Archive for the ‘flandscapes & flanerie’ Category

~polyphemus moth~

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Found a Polyphemus giant silk moth tucked in the switch grass, presumably to beat the heat or lay eggs. She’s about six inches across—the biggest moth I’ve seen in the garden. Named for the cyclops of Homer’s Odyssey, they use those transparent eyes to distract predators via mimicry of the great horned owl. This morning […]

~new york minute~

Monday, May 24th, 2021

~vagabond shoes~

Monday, May 24th, 2021

It’s been a curious time (to understate it) for us like everyone, including feeling more out of touch with our inner travel/city mice than we realized. Oh yeah, says we—we do these things too, not just garden and worry and work, work, work! ⠀⠀⠀ It was a revelation to take a few days off and see […]

~amor~

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021

The day’s secret word: Amor. We schvitzed our way from Harlem through the park and eventually to Alice Neel at the MET. I loved the staunchly figurative, gorgeously hued portraits, esp. of her children, lovers, naked friends. Here are some Factory queens—dig those preliminary sketches and unfinished spaces. Everywhere the trees spoke to us, and […]

~life~

Friday, May 21st, 2021

NYC for the first time in fifteen months. The smell of burnt candied nuts and subterranean subway air as it comes wooshing up the stairs. So. Many. Humans: laughing, shouting, embracing, badly playing full drum kits, on wheels and in the streets, in poet’s revery and tutus. We walked most of the island below 14th […]

~ziggy’s first mouse~

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Our 12th anniversary gift generously presented over morning coffee, not so generously shared.  We love these sweet mice, and before this, humane trapped them one by one and walked them to a nearby field for relocation.  New era!

~as above, not so below~

Sunday, October 11th, 2020

Ivy: Halloween bat toy must die! Ziggy: Totally…you get it, sis.

~autumnal dance~

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Alfonso does his Canada Goose dance through the grasslands as birds large and small abandon nests or cross borders, and the algae and milkweed bloom.

~feline frame of mind~

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Ziggy: Why, just look at this feather, Ivy! Isn’t Mother Nature bewitching? Ivy: Yeah, pure enchantment. Now gimme a hand, Zig, I nearly got this thing dismantled.

~like butter~

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

Yo Ziggy, check out Mom’s sweater tie—it seriously stretches all the way to the dinning room!  And when it snaps back, you just grab it again, like, a million times.  Nah, don’t worry, she’ll never know. Now just to mix it up, you can start on her scarves, like the silk ones with the hand-beading?  […]

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