Sunday, May 15, 2016


"To regain patience, learn to love the sour,
the bitter, the salty, the clear." 
-James Rchardson-

Canada on my mind

(Signage on a phone booth third Avenue NYC)
The Alberta wildfire, which has come to be known as "the beast," has destroyed 2,400 homes and businesses, and displaced upward of 94,000 people.  Evacuees, now spread across the province and the country, are waiting for word on when they can return home. The fire has moved away from the city, and is expected to burn in forested areas for many more weeks.
What happens to wildlife caught in a forest blaze?
(Answers in the Link at bottom)

Dreaming Nettles
I dream fields of bloom and dirt paths, old gates,
blue skies, wildflower drifting days, nettle soup,
moon strewn nights and starlit visions of heaven.
-M. Slater-
(screen shot from Terri Windlings wonderful blog Post on Nettles)
Her Recipe
"Melt some butter in the bottom of the soup pot, add a chopped onion or two, and cook slowly until softened.  Add a litre or so of vegetable or chicken stock, with salt, pepper, and any herbs you fancy.  Add 2 large potatoes (chopped), a large carrot (chopped), and simmer until almost soft. If you like your soup thick, use more potatoes.  Throw in several large handfuls of fresh nettle tops, and simmer gently for another 10 minutes.  Add some cream (to taste), and a pinch of nutmeg.  Purée with a blender, and serve."
(Much more beauty at the Link Below)

Like the sea, like sweat, saliva, blood and tears.
 Salt of the earth salty.  Purifying curative salt.
(Himalayan pink sea salt in a shell)
Cloud Cult is an experimental, orchestral indie-rock band from Duluth, Minnesota led by singer/songwriter Craig Minowa. The name originated from the ancient prophecies of indigenous North Americans.  Just a part of what's to love about this band: "In 1997 Craig Minowa formed Earthology Records on his organic farm, powered by geothermal energy and built partially from reclaimed wood and recycled plastic. This nonprofit label uses only recycled materials and donates all profits to environmental charities. The band also tours in a biodiesel van."
(More about them at the Link)  

Mystification is easy; Clarity is the hardest thing of all.” 
(Photographer shoots her moon)

"Clarity is the hardest thing of all.”
(Rose petals)

"Clarity is the hardest thing of all.”
(Steel wool-Black Walnut-Red cabbage)

"Clarity is the hardest thing of all.”
Violet infused vinegar)

"Clarity is the hardest thing of all.”
(Paper butterfly in a vase)

"Clarity is the hardest thing of all.”



grace Forrest~Maestas said...

all these...i am thinking.....

Mo Crow said...