Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

A Poem a Day...

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Body Sonnets
I. Credibility
from Rachel Dilworth's The Wild Rose Asylum

I've been reading a metric shit ton of poetry this month. July was Camp NaNoWriMo, and this time around I elected to write a poem a day. So I've been reading and writing and writing and reading. Rachel Dilworth's The Wild Rose Asylum is absolutely heartbreaking. It's about the Magdalen laundries in Ireland. Dilworth received a Fulbright scholarship to travel to Ireland, where she conducted research for the book.

I also read Nicole Cooley's The Afflicted Girls, about the Salem Witch Trials. It, too, is heartbreaking.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Assholes Are Cheap Today


These bozos were in the back field, shooting a compound bow. The line of trees and shrubs are hiding another apartment complex. Which they are shooting toward. Assholes. 

I don't know if they even live here, or if they just thought this looked like an awesome place for target practice. There were two people out in the field, playing with their dogs, while this was going on. 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another Good Day


My bad knee started misbehaving half-way to work this morning. It was unstable all day, and I wasn't sure what the hell I was going to do if it was still hurting when it was time to go home. It did pretty well, though!  I had a few twinges walking home, when I put my weight on it wrong, but it held up. 

My Pet Sunflower

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Staff Meeting Doodle

Staff Meeting Doodle
pencil on steno paper
3 1/2 x 3 inches

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Most Excellent Tree

Beech Tree

Beech Tree

Beech Tree

Beech Tree

Beech Tree

I pass this tree (and several like it, but none as fine as this one) when I walk to and from work. I think it's a beech. It's an old one and quite lovely.

Graffiti

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

Graffiti, Pedestrian Underpass

There's a pedestrian underpass I use to cross the bypass, when I walk to work. It's fairly new. Last spring, there was no graffiti. Slowly the darn kids have painted the hell out of it, and I actually kind of like what they've done with the place.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Pet Sunflower and Pet Spider

Sunflower

Funnel Weaver

Every year, a funnel weaver sets up shop in the corner of my patio door frame. I leave her alone. I figure she's not hurting anything, and she eats lots of bugs.

From the Back Field

Grass

Queen Anne's Lace

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Little Wing


I found this tiny mothwing while I was out walking this afternoon. The scalloped line along the outer edge is just gorgeous. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Thrift Store Haul

Thrift Store Haul

Somewhere between putting it in my cart and getting it home, a William Sleator book went missing. I'm bummed about that, but it was still a really good thrifting day.