|Amazing re-appearance of Yellow Tulipa for the sixth consecutive year|
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
At Last! Our travelling Anthro-photographer has witnessed, documented and photographed two local joggers in the very early stages of the Jogger Courtship Ritual Dance. Note the intense concentration and the complete lack of awareness of the fifth foot.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
|Ritual Phase I|
|Ritual Phase II|
Monday, February 22, 2010
Now I have a huge catalpa tree in my front yard. Daddy and I planted it together when it was a spindly 7' tall and about 3" in diameter. I think of him every time I see my beloved tree.
But mine is a female Western Catalpa, so it blooms a magnificent clump of delightfully sweet-smelling, pale orchid-like blossoms that shroud the tree for about 10 days. It is magnificent. Cut the blossoms and bring them inside and they barely last at all; they are meant to adorn the tree for the few short days in summer.
About two summers ago there were 3 unknown children in my yard harvesting swords. They seemed a bit skittish. In memory (and defiance) of our childhood churlish neighborhood adult, I went outside and told them they were welcome to have as many as they liked, any time they liked, and that felt great!
Vera A., Denver Colorado
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Our mission today is to find the nearest Likely Human Candidate. Approach your Candidate with a pencil and a clipboard, although a notebook will do. Holding the pencil at the ready, inquire:
"Excuse me, I was wondering. What was your favorite tree growing up?"
(Now we need to wait for an answer. This is the hard part, but do not skimp.)
Carefully scribble down the answer, and thank your Likely Candidate. You might need to offer a word of encouragement.
Be prepared to improvise, since your Candidate may wish to carry on.
Congratulations, we have just shared a precious splash of childhood.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
First, find something you like from the natural world: A Leaf, a Twig, A spice, a sprig, a feather or a flower, for example.
1. Find a person you encounter in your daily life.
2. Smile, and say “Look at this _________ I found. Isn’t it interesting?
3. Wait patiently for two seconds. I know, but try it.
(ONE one thousand, TWO one thousand)
4. Observe the results with care. You may take a note if you wish.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I found it on the sidewalk. It is dark grey, about 4 1/2 inches long. It has polka dot rows on either side. You'll love it, and here's what happened to me at the deli I always go to.
I went there for coffee, and I said, "Look at this feather. Isn't it pretty? Do you know if it's a pigeon feather?" She said unh unh, however it's spelled. She agreed it was polka dotted.
I forgot about this coversation, and I went back in the afternoon. "How's your feather?" she asked me, "Oh, it's ok, it's in my office."
She was happy, and I think that's amazing!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
- Basement Clubs Painted Black
- Staying Up Late
- Getting Stamps on the Back of My Hand
- Having Fun After Midnight!
So Let’s have a cheer for the Our Vision band at the downstairs Ace of Clubs!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
It’s time for an experiment. You have probably done it a million times by accident.
1. Find a person. The next available person will do.
2. Pause and Look them in the eyes.
3. Smile, and say “Isn’t it a beautiful day?”
4. Wait 3 Complete seconds. I know. it’s a long time.
(One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand.)
Observe the results carefully, keeping track. Congratulations! The Human Race has acquired a new member, and we have a new data point!