Monday, April 26, 2010

NC Wild Foods Weekend


Some (inedible) centerpieces...

Many of the breads were made using acorn flour.


Hudson & Anna (with the centerpiece Anna made for the ice cream table!)



Our second year in Reidsville for the Wild Foods Weekend was a blast--my favorite part being the massive coordination of food preparation. It's instant community between all different types of people--a lot of work, but a lot of fun. Everything from squirrel soup (I didn't try that) to paw-paw punch, ice cream & cheesecake, to the delicious appetizers from my group--like dandelion flower fritters, thistle 'straws' as well as cattail heart & creasy greens quiche (I made that one...)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Captain Underpants

a couple of wonderful new collages from Maggie, in Portland:


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Estatoe Creek Heritage Preserve

in upstate South Carolina...
A handsome reddish toad (that I didn't kiss)
So tropical-like, no?
The water rushes down so fast in the narrows (Jack is in full contemplation...)
Fuzzy!
All the essential camping gear (including the new collection of poems--Green Revolver--by Jack's friend Worthy Evans--winner of the South Carolina Poetry Book Prize!)

Flowers at Estatoe Creek

Jack-in-the-pulpit
Nodding trillium
Doghobble
Trillium
Foam flower

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

pinks and blues


cutting through the blue
fresh weather systems
vanish the wind in
shadowed gingham

flattened to flowered
wallpaper it's stalling

there can be
a loss of gem-like
sunshine and bloss
even on the prettiest days
deepening eventually
to a garish dusk of
pinks and formal shade

the elements sever
a cloud and thunder
is contained
but only slightly

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The hush of ceased speech


the hush of
ceased speech
settles into
the shape of a
floating silence

revealed in the
pared down beauty
of birds in flight
and of tangled trees
that have lost
leaves from limbs

in the near distance
a bell rings
and its stirring
reverberation
spills into
the quiet--
sending ripples
into the peace