i've been a barely adequate nurse
for two days.
my dad thought nursing would be a good career for me.
i'd like to be an artist,
whatever that was.
my partner is healing from a successful hernia operation.
helped by so many good wishes from friends:
my initial made by therese,
gold on walnut,
i like that.
and here i am watching gary frost
using the plough at syracuse university's bird library's conservation lab.
a photo found in the ethers by tim ely!
it's from when my hair was more brown than white.
about the book project:
the printing is complete,
after a really frustrating day
when only one side would print on the big press.
the next day an elf brought over a stack of printed magic.
my happy dance
wrecked my photo.
the printing was excellent,
the photography lousy.
i can only say that all my photos were like this,
i was so excited!
i harvested slippery elm bark
as the ferns came along,
they are MUCH bigger now,
now, when it's 90 out.
and here's a little something-
a stationers binding that i saw online
and didn't save the source.
but i quite like it.
surfacing here a little bit to say that i am swamped
but fine, sniffling the pollen,
nursing with a smile.