into work

 just color
 yesterday the mail brought
papers from aimee
the bottom two of milkweed 
 the crescent could not be caught
this morning
as i un-pressed a stack
of ecoprinted arches
another dozen sheets for fall
 virgin can lids sometimes surprise me!
 leftovers for the compost
printed last year
can you guess the plant?
to become a substrate for asao's moon
a piece for his upcoming shifu exhibit.
fall brings thoughts of weaving for me,
follow this to read 
a thoughtful piece about my 
blogfriend joanne kaar.

number 600

this is my 600th post
omg as my students will write (once only)
over at the new place, down the road a piece.
 this is one of my new neighbors
 isn't this one magnificent?
and i recently got this:
 a fine package
from asao shimura
who taught me japanese and pina papermaking
long ago
at carriage house
a day at bittersweet farm
sunshine cheeks
stretched muscles
dirt and bugs and worms
and happiness.
happy 600!
i am terribly long winded!