Two more testaments to my love affair with anemone and a certain bird’s nest
A few more additions to the skull series. If you want to see the rest of them, click on the skull category on the right.
A little gilded throne for woodland romance
The second in the pine cone series
I’ve always been amazed by the math of pine cones.
These little arrangements are perched on a sugar cone, with flossy California oak moss and dear Hellebore. The dusty purple rose is named Amnesia.
I’m not sure just which kind of bird made this nest. Outside, it’s composed of twigs and grass and such. Inside, it’s lined with thyme and lavender and rosemary and little bits of downy cotton ball.
These little arrangements are done in an oriole’s nest.
It was built around a Poplar branch, attached by threads and string. Oriole nests are like sacs that hang down off of trees. This one is composed of the most ingenious materials: dental floss, fishing line, twine, yarn, bits of plant material and plastic, woven into something remarkably strong and flexible.
Next time I cut my hair, I’m going to leave the clippings out for the the orioles.
If you put your ear up to this bird’s nest, you can hear the wind rustle through summer trees
Still life with bison horn. The North American Plains Bison (Bison bison bison) should not be confused with a Buffalo.
The horn is a tiny cornucopia, spilling over with flower bounty. And coyote jaw. And artichoke.