Wednesday, May 29, 2013

steaming pond and other things

 tooley pond
 as the weather turned
an uneasy dance surfaced
between sky and depth
cold was fighting the warming waters
over the weekend 
 hortus siccus

 pages of this northern garden
 rinsing away plant matter
paper and cloth
 a pattern
a pleat
 some cloths
some text
some thoughts

11 comments:

Valerianna said...

Lovely printing images... and isn't this the strangest spring? Over the weekend I had the wood stove lit and by Friday its going to be hot. Whacky!

aimee said...

you are working through it! to lasting health and wonderful new text thought dye paper combos. maybe that's a gift from the deep long illness.

onesmallstitch said...

love the pleat - it's those accidental oddities that make things interesting. In life as well as textiles.

ronnie said...

mists are rising here too - but thats because the mornings are getting colder and colder.... winter is definitely on the way....

Barry said...

V- amazing what dye those plants hold and give. B

Fiona Dempster said...

I love those mists - they always intrigue me no matter where. And lovely to make a book of your garden!

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, thanks, and it is very strange
aimee, now that is a positive thought i'd like to hold
jean, yes, there are several when you make a LOT of something, and now in my old age i welcome this!
ronnie, i know were at opposites because i've experienced it!, but it still amazed me!
barry, yes, each pot is a miracle
fiona, yes, or someone else's garden, too!

india flint said...

hmm. that pond is splendid.
i think
at some point
i will have to go live by a lake
to have mists rising
and a view over water...

Velma Bolyard said...

india, living by water is very very good

neki desu said...

i too am going through cosmic angst because of the weather.
lovely prints

Velma Bolyard said...

neki-love "cosmic angst" though when i reread it i read "comic angst" which is funny and tragic.

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