June 27, 2010

indigo bunting





light and variable winds, scattered clouds

I'm feeling dispirited lately, lost. I really don't know what I'm looking for anymore.

June 26, 2010

June 25, 2010

June 20, 2010

mona lavender in the shade

I like the wabi sabi branches.

June 19, 2010

June 18, 2010


light, shadow and stripes

Yeah I don't know what to call this one.

June 17, 2010

June 16, 2010

tepary beans

These would pass for pebbles if not for the little red circles around the blowholes. This is probably two-thirds of this year's total harvest - there are a few more coming along still. The beans did better than the peas, though. With these I got back about twice the number I planted, but only about half with the peas.

My Native American food book says the desert people preferred these to other beans, because when you eat tepary beans, you only have to eat twice a day, but when you eat ordinary beans, you have to eat three times.

my next million dollar idea

Classical Guitar Hero!

now cut that out

Gettin' a little crowded down in these parts.

June 15, 2010

the visitor dun dun dunnnhhhh

An armadillo dug up all of our tepary beans; it shoved the chicken-wire fence frame to the side and dove right in. Probably looking for grubs. That's OK. The beans weren't doing too well. We got enough of them to re-plant next year, but not enough to make a meal of 'em. (They're awfully pretty beans - tan with a bright, thin red outline around the whaddayacallit, bean-hole.)

June 12, 2010

June 6, 2010

near and far ii

Another warm Sunday afternoon bike ride.

June 5, 2010

June 1, 2010

nobody here but us bushes

Garden ornament self-camouflage. Always up to somethin', these. Gotta watch 'em.