Tuesday, December 13, 2011

gold tumbler

i came upon this hand-operated tumbler in a clearing in the woods near empire mine state park, california.  fed with pine needles from the ground, this is how it sounded....

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Of | the sun and earth together

during a visit to westminster woods near occidental, ca, some 5th graders and i came across this reflection on a shed wall cast from the water-filled end of a metal storage drum....

Friday, December 9, 2011

"white spirits and gray"

asking for
a Child Readers record!

since taking a picture of this in a shop in Ashland, i've read the first few pages of Eden Phillpott's story online--a description of a stone village by the sea--and regret not buying it.

2 photos

salmon river, or

...on the set of green stars

Of--the mouth in the wood

The mouth in the wood by Loren Chasse
yet another instrument generously salvaged from a flea market by my father...

Sunday, December 4, 2011

listening to orcas island

During the night, perhaps a dozen otters visited the deck of the cabin. We awoke hearing the sounds of their running and sliding across the wet wood, a few shrill squeaks, and the surf raking and tumbling stones. In faint light from moonlit clouds, we could see the silhouettes of the otters poised suspensefully on the low dune between the cabin and the beach.
Elsewhere that day, the singing of raindrops and mud along a footpath....