Monday, May 25, 2015


i am curious about a few things.
it seems odd that my interests are so, well, so weird
but i'm used to that.
julie johnson sent this to me a while back,
i'm sure i blogged about it, 
but i love how it's now ok to think of knowledge as both 
traditional and scientific.
connecting rather than separating.
 here's a seed from the poplars, i think,
along my walk.
they're hairy and encased in a papery tear.
they were in a garland of cottony fibers,
now they are separate.
and woodhenge, as i call it,
the structure my neighbor has left unfinished
looks mysterious or just plain odd
depending on how you see it.
 on my refrigerator
dard hunter has pride of place. 
my kids as teens and me, the princess
and james dean all hang out there
mari sent me some cypress shavings from japan
to weave with
there apparently are competitive planing competitions
and these are the waste
 they remind me so much of the bits of paper
left over from big ass papermaking at the morgan
 hibe- yellow
hinoki-light pink
 all good

 i think i might have found it
it still smells great 
(don't worry, i took it from a spot that will be mowed this week)
the tiny blossoms were just waning 
 maybe it's what i hope it is.


Barry said...

Hi V - so many delightful fragments of your life and place. Love the delicate seed - nature's artistry; and the henge as sunset is gorgeous. Go well. B

Sharmon Davidson said...

Thanks for letting us into these interesting bits of your life. The poplar seed is quite beautiful, as are the cedar shavings. Maybe i missed something, but what is it that you hope that plant is?

Mo Crow said...

ah thank you for sharing some of the mysteries of your process Velma!

Velma Bolyard said...

barry, fragmanted is exactly how things are now!
sharmon, ah, th eplant, a grass...
mo, mysteries or mundane...hmmm....

aimee said...

i was looking for frogs on sunday! or was it monday? all i found were koi instead. xo

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, looking for frogs?! YAY. koi are cool, but frogs, well, you can hold them. a little bit...

india flint said...

i suspect that's the same kindly Julie who took me under her wing in Portland a couple of years ago?

neki desu said...

dard hunter-honor thy role models

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