Friday, July 12, 2019
Monday, July 8, 2019
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Pineapple mint purchased in May to entice the local hummingbirds. Finally a vibrant bud
Thursday, June 27, 2019
This was such a fun project, developed over the month of June. Hopper's collage is at least twice as large as mine so I had to choose which elements to include.
Wish I could see his piece in real life; mine has a
lot of dimensionality; expect his does as well.
|Hopper collage from the book, Collage, the Making of Modern Art. 2004.|
|My collage, after Dennis Hopper.|
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019
|Above-Ground Tree Roots....Interesting|
Trees have shallow roots. The vast majority of a tree’s roots are located in the top 12 to 18 inches of soil. As the tree roots grow, some of the larger roots near the soil surface may emerge from the ground. While many individuals regard surface roots as unwelcome, they are normal for many trees.
It’s usually best to ignore surface roots as much as possible. (Granted, mowing around surface roots can be tricky.) Covering the area around the tree with 1 to 2 inches of soil provides only temporary relief. The tree roots will continue to grow and will probably reappear in a few years. Placing 4 or more inches of soil around a tree may damage or destroy it by depriving some of the tree’s roots of oxygen.
Friday, June 14, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
These clouds, seen yesterday, look as though they are
spinning out slender arms in all directions.
One of these clouds came with an accompanying line of smaller clouds,
in formation like ducklings following a parent.
Others were fanning out and trailing streaks of cloud.
The temperature was in the mid-nineties (a record-breaker).
Later, at home, I checked and these might be cirrus clouds.
Photos taken with an iPhone near Sherwood OR.