My mother would say “Spring has sprung!”. I walk from the clinic up town and we have flowers blooming everywhere: star magnolias, cherries, daffodils, hyacinths, plums. And yesterday afternoon was beautiful and sunny. One of those days that makes people move here, not realizing that they’d better love the low close clouds too.
I take this with my cell phone out the front door after dark about three days ago. The flowers are now fully out. I tried one with and one without the flash. Beautiful plums and I have two! Spring and joy!
For Wordless Wednesday.
This is not a perfect photograph…. and yet, at the same time, it is for me. My daughter was home last week for spring break. She had a haircut and sent her hair to Locks of Love. The background is cluttered with the cupboard open and counter, but her concentration and quiet is a contrast to that. And anyhow, I am biased, right? We love even terrible photos of those we love.
For photrablogger’s Mundane Monday #102, a soft study. Rose pink velvet and soft black fur and textures and curves, even though a photograph is two dimensions.
At Deception Pass, I hike and come to these rocks. This looks like a spinal column to me and ribs to each side, the bones of the passage, the bones of the earth. Or like the back of a sea lion as it breaks the water. This is no timid small mammal and I step lightly and carefully across, hoping not to disturb or awaken it.
Another friend for Mordechai and me.
I drove my daughter back to school in Bellingham on Friday. On the way back I hike at Deception Pass and then stop in Coupeville before going to the ferry. In Coupeville, I found friends for Mordechai, my clinic skeleton. This is a sea lion and there is a whale and a dolphin, all skeletons hanging from the ceiling. I suspect that they are real skeletons and not plastic, as Mordechai is.
My daughter says, “Mordechai was not alive before.”
“I could argue that she was. She is made from plastic, which is made from oil, which is formed over millennia from plants fallen and slowly changing.”
“Ok, you win on that one, mom.”
Doesn’t this sea lion look like she is flying?