public signage/art/joy 
 i don't know about this woman
but during art walk
there was a tall woman with her dogs 
(she was a stilt figure and the dogs were girls)
and i heard the phrase "mud people"
 one of two sore thumbs
short nails are not designed
to be bast scraping tools
 on the milkweed
i found this wee one,
and susan and i sourced 
a new, living milkweed for it
along ditch creek
 half a b(l)ast
this reminds me
 i love this flower
it looks like it's from 
shifu play on a couple of stump looms
during artwalk helen hiebert
and her kids came to visit!
her first book
with its profiles of many papermakers
 helped me approach new plants
in my papermaking
(that book along with the amazing lilian bell
plant fibers for papermaking)
one thing among many that moved me,
a careful, every page reading of the hortus siccus exemplar
by an artist visitor
and a comment
about it being the finest book he'd read
in a long time.