and how could you not, when it looks like this, and tastes even better, add it to a blog addendum?
my new class got their feet wet and made lots of interesting papers using farm ‘waste’, and foraged plants. the really loved working with the peace paper project, and these seven returned (after making and then sharing their papers) to the sustainability farm to forage for ‘weeds’ a concept given to me by my late friend doctor john green. john taught me that a weed was only a species in the wrong place, or what one determines is the wrong place.
looking out the window a couple nights ago this one sauntered down the new-mown path.
john studied coyotes early in their eastward migration. once on a hike with him, i spotted a pile of coyote dung, a coup carefully collected and returned to the lab for research analysis. and boy did that fridge smell! on my road here, frequent reminders from the coyote clan fragrance this woods road.
stopping the car and gawking usually disturbes animals, and this one took off, circled and returned to the same marsh, a little further out. there were also herons here this morning, three in fact, but, oh, that egret!
these small things mark my september days. i am blessed to be teaching a wonderful class of seven and looking and walking some, too, finding snapping turtles restlessly crossing roads, changing winds and weather, little birds flocking together, and not one hummingbird around. between all these wonders, i have some news i believe i haven’t written about yet:
i’ll be teaching next May 6-10 at Maiwa School of Textiles in beautiful Vancouver, BC. a class called: THE BOOK OF NORTH COUNTRY SHIFU. am i excited?! and, one of my slu students from last year just completed building 17 sets of moulds and deckles, perfect for pages for commonplace books for next may. i would love to meet you there.