Tuesday, June 11, 2013

scattered into focus

 it's almost the end of the school year (a week and a half to go)
and i'm experimenting
 this little bit of kozo traveled my table
and landed on this announcement from frank
 and became briefly a moon
 i have saved many
like this laying mama snapper
and many, many painteds
but not all
by any means.
this morning's snapper
did NOT appreciate my shovel 
helping her across the busy highway.
but she made it.
 at the new place the little drainage
 with reflections
and despite all odds
 up through the gravel roadbed
 this fellow emerged
and happy even when
i photograph the thing upsidedown.
i told you i'm scattered
next weekend i will be on my way to colorado 


aimee said...

i love the glimpse of your worlds through your eyes (and hands and words).

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, this world is so harsh, but so beautiful

Valerianna said...

I saw a painted turtle the other day, just about to lay her eggs... close to a pond and far from a road, happy to say!

Safe travels!

ronnie said...

Oh My! mushrooms! (don't you just marvel at the resilience of nature... ahhhhh if only tortoisey creatures could bounce back from the roadside eh..... _

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, YAY!
ronnie, this one was big and strong! the turtles are only going where their ancestors did, the trouble is there's a highway...one road is practically a turtle crossing

Barry said...

Hi V - scattered it not bad when there are many things to experience. Love the emerging shots. Go well in Colorado - enjoy. B

Anonymous said...

wonderful reflections -all - I wonder if that mushroom holds any dye? safe journey.

Velma Bolyard said...

thanks, barry
jean, i wondered, too, but i didn't have the heart to take it-

Nancy said...

Oh those turtles...
The one is so hard to look at.
Enjoy your journey to Colorado. I hope you will not be near the fires. I though of you today when I passed a Eucalyptus tree today shedding large lengths of bark and my first thought was: What would Velma do with this treasure? To bad we do not live closer to each other!
Bye for now.

Fiona Dempster said...

Travel safe V and may you find scattered wonders along the way!

neki desu said...

travel safe and most of all have fun.

Velma Bolyard said...

nancy, that eucalyptus, well, perhaps we'd be making all kinds of new stuff-or just chatting over tea...
thanks, fiona, i'm excited about my first residency!
neki, will certainly try, no, will do it.

jude said...


Velma Bolyard said...

jude, grinning

mjc said...

RayHoo for Colorado! And for the determined mushroom, and for you, for all you show us and for your teaching...

Velma Bolyard said...

aw, gee, melissa! i'm smiling away!

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