Tuesday, June 14, 2011

For the Birds

Eiders, that is... a flock of seven surface searchers sitting on the surface of the bay this evening. I watched them for a while, thinking it odd (or perhaps not) that there would be six males and one female.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Summer Flowers

The weather has suddenly become summer-like and so the flowers are in full bloom across the fields. I was struck today by the gentle and quiet beauty they add all around the house. I even brought a few into the house, put them into a vase and created an "arrangement". I really did arrange them too, with a piece of tall grass from the field making an upward thrust out of the complementary colors of the lupine and the buttercups. A beautiful centerpiece for the kitchen table.

The clover blossoms were the final piece for the triadic color scheme, with the lupine blue enough to count as a blue. They all have such a wonderful texture and delicate color structure.