Tag Archives: summer

The past becomes the future through the medium of the present

Not even a month (25 days ago to be exact) and the seeds for the garden are flourishing, especially the fava beans, the melons, and the lemon cukes. It truly is magical putting the small seeds into the dirt and … Continue reading

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The seasoning of seasons

These tomatoes were all rescued from before the frost. These last tomatoes—Black Krim, Cherokee Purple, Black Cherries, San Marzano, Green Zebra, Sun Sugar, and Mortgage Lifter— in our well-seasoned cast-iron skillet, have embraced some eggplant, onion, garlic, green pepper, and … Continue reading

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Summer randomness: trapped moth, solar-powered Queen, post-shower towel, indecipherable fortune, extremely long egg depositor

On my way to Ann Arbor, a mysteriously trapped moth in the gas pump: The solar-powered Queen surrounded by her ripening tomatoes: A serendipitous message of love from a post-shower towel:An indecipherable fortune after dim sum:Crawling on our backyard maple, a … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Arcimboldo’s “Summer”

Presently in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, this painting of “Summer” is from Arcimboldo’s original Four Seasons, painted in 1563. This is the only version with both the artist’s name and the date “woven” into the collar and shoulder of the … Continue reading

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Hypnotizing sounds of the katydids

Against the garage, attached to a stem of the clematis, we discovered these carefully placed insect eggs, so carefully placed, in fact, that they seem to be woven or braided. With some googling we were able to figure out that they … Continue reading

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…sigh…

…only January 25…

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Summer has finally arrived

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