Tuesday, July 16, 2013

it IS hot, and humid

what was i thinking when
i wrote a friend today:
it's hot, but thankfully not humid.
it IS hot AND humid!
 this was the ecoprinting
that resulted from
a prunus shrub and st john's wort
amazing bits of blue and green
 the neighbor got a few bales in so far
 i walked before sunrise and oh,
how i miss my best friend
 life is lonely without wendy
i notice it now so much.
 yesterday i spotted a brilliance
lapis flashing quick! quick! quick!
so just after the sun rose
i waited by the box
where they are nesting.
waiting and watching me
who was across the road
inside a bush
my neighbors all know
that i do some odd things.
lurking in the front yard
camera in hand
before the farm machinery start up
yep. it's me.
grand news!
i heard from susan byrd today
(sort of perfect for a woman who
 started her day with an eastern bluebird family)
that her book on shifu
has been announced (i knew it was at the publisher)


Valerianna said...

Yes, I was a bit jealous when you wrote, hot but not humid to me yesterday... it wasn't too humid here, but today is another story. Its only 85, but the humidity is wearing me out. I was in Northampton this morning and came fleeing back to the higher elevations and the forest and am thankfully much cooler here. But still, I am not really a hot summer kind of gal.

Bluebirds, shifu, yay... missing Wendy :(

Velma Bolyard said...

valerie, HUMID Indeed today. sigh. yes, it walloped me, the missing wendy piece.

jude said...

i'm melting

ronnie said...

that book sounds mighty good..... oh and even though its winter over here - its actually one of the warmest winters we've had in ages..... I wonder how all our cold climate fruit trees will fare this year? hmmmmmmm it doesn't bode well for summer....

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, you must be a witch, like me!

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, it just is weird that we are in different seasons, even though i've experienced it, it's hard for me! and our politicians, a few of them, still say there's no climate change or worse, no global warming. sigh.

Wyn Vogel said...

Gorgeous Velma - these are such beautiful reminders of what Spring/Summer has in store for us!! Wonderful - makes the waiting worthwhile!!

Velma Bolyard said...

wyn, ah, yes, it's winter there! i, on the other hand, am melting in this heat and humidity!

aimee said...

I miss Wendy, too. And I got the notice about the new website and was terribly excited about Susan's book finally being publicly announced! SO EXCITED.

Barry said...

V- love the colours of paper - so like the bales in the fields; and that wee bird - glad you got there camera in hand before the machinery. Go well. B

neki desu said...

so humid here that you stick to the air, but my morning walk graced me with the song of cicadas.

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, i felt so lonely. and i remember being this excited once not too long ago about your book!
barry, shocking sometimes how the camera sees things you don't. i noticed it, too.
neki, how can you stand it???

ArtPropelled said...

What a glorious bird! Thinking of you in the heat and humidity, missing Wendy. It can be the simplest thing that brings the memories rushing back. Flying ants "bubbling" out of the earth after the first summer storm reminds me so much of our dear Aggy. She loved to feast on them.

Reading Ronnie's comment.... it is our warmest winter in South Africa too. I hope we're not in for a horrible humid summer again.

Anonymous said...

weather patterns changing all over the planet - just plain scary. love the blue bird, the blue/green paper and news of the book. holding you and wendy close today.

Velma Bolyard said...

robyn, yes, we've altered things, we humans. thanks for understanding dog sadness.
jean, i need it, and so appreciate it. that paper was a fine surprise

Fiona Dempster said...

The colours are so beautiful in the paper V and the bluebirds so special! Your sadness drifts across the waves and we can feel it here...deep breaths in.

Velma Bolyard said...

thank you fiona

leFiligree said...

so much blue-green gorgeousness! that eco printing is really fine, and since ive never seen a bluebird, that bluebird is a TREASURE!

Velma Bolyard said...

joni, it was a grtand COLORFUL time!

Kristin said...

So delicate this print. Like ancient marble.

Velma Bolyard said...

kristin, that's lovely!

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