Homer’s “wine dark sea” seems to trouble a lot of people who desperately want Homer to have said the sea was blue.
How we walk in the dim blue light.
There is more to this post—I figured out a workaround. Above is the center panel with the border pieces, unsown and just separate pieces of fabric laid in place. Below is the border pieced without corners and not yet joined to the center—trust me, it evolved. It's entirely sewn as of now, and today or [...]
Twenty-five thousand adult flamingo couples are summering in the salt marshes of southern France, the largest number since naturalists began counting them forty-five years ago. Over 60,000 flamingoes total—12,000 babies so far. They are harmless to man and beast, eating only krill, tiny saltwater organisms they filter through their beaks in a system not so [...]
My husband and I have a lot in common, things you can't see, and a couple you can. We once lived a half mile apart, and we graduated from the same large suburban public high school, though we did not meet until before my senior year. Our DNA is largely Northern European. Gary has more [...]
Two months ago I wrote here about beauty and about the storks nesting in England for the first time in a hundred years. It seems a long time ago. Yesterday, for the first time in over four months, I ate a meal I had not myself cooked. It was a risk and we will not [...]
All persons in my county must be masked when visiting any indoor public space, beginning 1 July 2020. The county itself requested this. As a friend said to me on the phone: we're a tourist economy and people come here from everywhere. We need some protection. from NPR "Masks And The Outdoor Exerciser: Advice For Runners, [...]
animal vegetable mineral • mineral vegetable animal winter spring summer fall FOUND: "Glimmer" read by the author Nicola Griffiths.
There are the things we are not doing just now, but more interesting are the things we may never do again, the things we might do less often, and what we might do instead. But first, confession. Yes, it's true I ordered yarn. The colors at left are close to how they will look when [...]
The new warp is green, cool, the color of lichens and shaded moss, the color of celadon porcelain, all the watered hues of seaglass found tumbled in basalt on my shore, the color of the ocean itself, even the sparks of orange and gold reflect sunshine and shadow, the turning of waves pounding water and [...]