~ The following first appeared in The Floyd Press on March 20, 2014. A contingency of about 80 Floyd Countians and Gibby Waitzkin’s family attended her February 22nd opening of Continuum of Being at Piedmont Arts in Martinsville. “There were about 200 in all that attended,” said the fiber-artist about the show, where treasures of […]
"A blog is to a writer what a canvas is to an artist." ~ Colleen Redman
Archive for March, 2014
Watch some more Wild Things in action HERE and HERE.
I woke up wanting to see the crane migration in Nebraska or at least an ostrich in the zoo Clouds swept past my window like a clock unwinding like the ghosts of lost loved-ones departing I woke up imagining that I knew the names of birds posed in the treetops waiting to be photographed The […]
1. Forty-one million IQ points. That’s what a paper published by the National Institutes of Health determined Americans have collectively forfeited as a result of exposure to lead, mercury, and organophosphate pesticides. “Our very great concern,” researchers wrote, “is that children worldwide are being exposed to unrecognized toxic chemicals that are silently eroding intelligence, disrupting […]
“They are from France,” I imagine myself answering in a Conehead accent if someone asks me how much they cost. Far less than my recent tooth implant but more than my camera is another answer. I like to go into Troika Gallery in downtown Floyd for the good feng shui, the art displays and to […]
I recently saw a quote online that suggested we think before we speak, and ask ourselves, “Is it true, helpful, inspiring, necessary or kind.” Doing that has about as much appeal to me as balancing my checkbook, and I thought to myself, ‘If I followed that philosophy, I might never open my mouth.’ The next […]
Precious Cargo The Now and Zen of It If a Tree Falls in the Forest Frame This ____________Video clip HERE.
1. I saw my blog in a dream with a post titled The Zee Bra. 2. I think it’s fitting that the word poser is within the word imposter. 3. Check out how THIS artist folds a life-sized elephant out of a single massive sheet of paper. 4. I love Wendell Berry’s take on old […]
This winter I tried to take pictures of snowflakes, but it didn’t work out. So I was happy to wake up Tuesday morning to an ice crystal wonderland in my yard. Everything was all fuzzy with star frost and snow feathers. Like sparklers on the 4th of July. Fairy flowers for a snow queen. The […]
The dream of the animal stuck on my head The dream of the woman giving me the finger The dream in which I yell to her “that’s a load of crap” and the one where I call your name out loud and it wakes us both up The dream about dog trainings on how not […]
I hadn’t been to a horror movie since my teenager days watching B movie axe murders at the Weymouth Drive-in in Massachusetts. But this movie, the House of Good and Evil, was filmed in Floyd and a friend of ours had a key role. It was showing at the historic Grandin Theater, next to Local […]
I feel blessed in my life when I can let my breakfast be interrupted by a lace shadow on the floor that catches my eye. When I can get down on my hands and knees like a kid intrigued by a bug and follow its path, the cat and mouse game between it and […]
It’s easy to follow tracks in mud and snow. On a recent hike we found deer and raccoon and turkey! And little boys walking in their Hopa’s footprints.
1. I call the above photo: I Hope This is the Last Picture of Snow That I Post This Year. 2. My 3-year-old grandson Liam is no longer afraid of our chickens. He doesn’t stand on a chair and yell at them when he feeds them like he used to. In fact, he gets up […]
Beaming beauty Maiden moon From crescent bud to fully bloomed Thorn tipped rose white flower of night courts the sky with its blossom of light ____________Colleen Redman______dVerse Poets Pub
~ The following first appeared in the March 6, 2014 issue of The Floyd Press with a larger spread of captioned photos. The Blue Mountain School (BMS) community knows how to throw a party. The 5th annual Mardi Gras Costume Ball, a BMS signature fundraiser, was celebrated Saturday night in three festively decorated rooms at […]
What we want to say to winter. When humans see their shadows. The roar of blue sky gets louder. Robins patiently wait. Liam breaking bad. ____________Shadow Shot Sunday