Wednesday, February 8, 2012

brautigan days...

leaden, gray, cloudy days always make me think of
richard brautigan. maybe because i discovered him
while i was living in oregon many moons ago. oregon 
schooled me on many things; starting with fenders
on bikes in perpetual rain and ending with the
beauty of brautigan.
this weather suits him perfectly.  

“Gee, You're so Beautiful That It's Starting to Rain

Oh, Marcia,
I want your long blonde beauty
to be taught in high school,
so kids will learn that God
lives like music in the skin
and sounds like a sunshine harpsicord.
I want high school report cards
to look like this:

Playing with Gentle Glass Things

Computer Magic

Writing Letters to Those You Love

Finding out about Fish

Marcia's Long Blonde Beauty

 1)my favorite nest this winter 
2)my mystery spinach.  i planted it, but damned if i
remember what it's called...bought it from bulk jar at
the feed store. threw a bunch of it in some soup tonight.
3)first camellia of the year. 


  1. I love the new curtains in your dining room. I spied them in a previous post too.
    I'm pretty sure that is baby swiss chard, though it could be malabar spinach.

  2. baby kale was our first guess, too. then beets but no beets every appeared. we've tasted and tried to figure it out and keep waddling around our decision. it doesn't taste like kale, but doesn't look like spinach, but tastes like it. another mystery of the universe.
    the curtains are super duper. i found two on super discount and then a third on ebay. they were all different lengths so carrie came over and helped me figure out a hem job that would make them work.