Spring Karma

Posted on April 20, 2011

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There I was, working away on Civil War veterans, thinking a little bit of sleet was all we’d get. That’s the trouble with having the windows covered with cellular shades and giant quilts in the winter. You are apt to fail to notice what Mama Nature is up to right outside the Writing Studio and Bait Shop. When I flipped on the deck light and opened the door to take the Duo for their bedtime constitutional . . . .

I would object, but what’s the point? Mama will do what she will do. I have decided to rise above it. I am fond of baskets, and have accumulated quite a few of them over the years. It seemed like a good day to make their portraits, as I can’t get the car out of the driveway yet. Here is a little spring collage. You can click if you really want a bigger view. You can hover if you just want to know what the heck a particular image is.

There is an explanation for the diverse subject matter. Karma posted a photo scavenger hunt. This is what I scavenged. Oh! I almost forgot. There is a bonus, said Karma. Make a clear, sharp, close-up of a Mr. Cardinal! (I’m specifically talking about the bird here, not the priest!) Here you go:

OK, I will admit he’s a little fuzzy. I probably won’t qualify for Karma’s bonus. On the other hand, Mama Nature is sending me a bonus of her own, so we have that going for us.

Art class is canceled for today, because Elk Rapids schools are having a snow day. I can adapt. Lindy lent me her Rivers and Tides DVDs, and we haven’t watched the bonus disk yet. The Cowboy in particular is quite looking forward to it. I used the found time to make a scrapbook page about the class and posted it on a tab at the top of the page. For the next few weeks I am going to keep adding to it. Katherine has some things there, too. Then it will disappear, like an Andy Goldsworthy installation. In the meantime, it will be wonderful if you have a quirky turn of mind, which I more than half suspect you do.

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