Saturday, July 25, 2015

here, again

the sky
 to the south and west was wild
and to the east,
here,
was quiet
 turning to this
that view--
turning
 i saw there was some action
where that white and bruised indigo meet
that's where the new place is!
and indeed there was a thunderstorm.
 back to the east there were 
delicious, qiuet

 i've been enjoying reading 
robert macfarlane, 
thinking about words and land
 many colors and threads,
mostly indigo and evergreen
around here, anyway.

~~~

continuing walking i find this 
 coyote berryeater has been by
 leaving notice all up and down the middle of the road
one for each night,
 walkers beware!
coyote is announcing stuff! 
 chamomile is richer than
i've ever seen it here before. 
 paths: coyote?
whitetail?
gray fox?
cottontal or showshoe hare?

 here, we got a paintwork
 strong color
 oh
 oh
 and then a second one showed up
 clouds lowered and a few drops hit
but i didn't get wet, not very.
looking down 
at my feet was a little bookish chunk of steel.

~~~

my wizard friend
carol blinn
presented me with this:
 a little book showcasing my paper
out of the blue
(and the press)
here it is with one of the latins newly named.
 at w.s.w. i took a chance on some weird pop.
  nifty bottles
and the flavors were curious
they say
BOTANICALLY BREWED
(so appropriate, maybe i should name my blog this!)
 and then this
became this
 a dye experiment
on spun lokta.
and then as i've been thinking and working 
with blossoms
i printed with daylily blossoms
the ones that drip rich magenta
syrup 
on the green leaves below 
so i contact printed/dyed on piece of case paper and 
teamed it up with indigo
and we'll see where they go 
 daylily and one lone hibiscus 
spent blossoms...
that weird experiment above?
we're half way through.

13 comments:

ronnie said...

ooo goodness -- you've got me looking up and down and here and there --- I'm loving all the sights! (I think I'll give the botanical brews a miss though :D )

Velma Bolyard said...

ronnie, you are the queen of looking up! the brews were...interesting, shall we say?! i would drink another-

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

i can imagine Coyote, in the brush, a slitty eyed smile when he
saw that you know his Language

Velma Bolyard said...

grace, the coyote clan has been very vocal lately, as has gray fox lady and a certain raccoon. funny, coyote over on the road is probably just waiting to see who notices. i did!

susan bowers said...

Lovely to be having a wander around favourite blogs again. Strange for us here in Australia to read of your coyote .... I suppose our animals seem odd to you too. Of all the photos I enjoyed, the little bit I lust after is that bookish 'chunk of steel'. I imagine you doing something wonderful with that at some stage. Hope you show us.

Velma Bolyard said...

susan, yes, that steel was a find. WHAT a walk! coyote is just another canine, while you have those funny kangaroos and so many others!

Mo Crow said...

what a beautiful post Velma, so full of summery skies, magic rainbows, subtle colours, books and the old trickster coyote's calling card!

Velma Bolyard said...

mo, you know how good old coyote gurl behaves, or worse, her beau!

neki desu said...

those clouds are magnificent!
and the coyote poop is splendid :)

Tammie Lee said...

such a wonderful strand of images
a touching gift
and wonderful bottles
the paper printed with day lilies reminds me of some of your photos near the top
and the string in you hand at the end, reminiscent of the coyote scat
so maybe my mind works in an odd way

Velma Bolyard said...

tammie, thank you. minds that appreciate coyote scat are peculiar indeed. cheers!

Fiona Dempster said...

I love a big sky...and bits of steel and gifts from friends (and coyotes!). I feel a good day has been had.

Velma Bolyard said...

fiona, i do believe you and barry have a big sky as company...lucky us!

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