Under the loop

In this series I will photograph objects on or around my desk, tiny enough to fit under a loop. Photo No. 1: a bonbon.
I am alone and I am bored.

Digital killed the physical star

I am digitalizing my life for reasons to be explained later. I’ve scanned in over six hundred photos this weekend of family and friends which has made me a bit weepy and in love with life as I know it.
I leave you with image No. 369. Back in ’97 I had the idea to write the word “fear” in the sand and let the ocean wash it all away in some great metaphorical moment. I wanted to live my life fully, completely, boldly; or maybe I had seen “Strictly Ballroom” too many times. It didn’t help much, but I got a good polaroid shot from it.

Super tired

A few weeks ago I cleaned out the small ponds in our garden that hadn’t been touched since last fall. They were filled with slimy whatnot and every now and then I imagined an arm springing from the goo to pull me down into an abyss of horrors. Then I remembered all the comic book characters that realized super powers because of some supernatural faux pas and started to wonder what my newfound strength would be. The only symptom that’s manifested in the past two weeks is the ability to make myself feel really, really tired.

Santa’s Revenge

Because I forgot to leave cookies out last night, preferring to make them today, Santa took his revenge on my oven. The first batch baked blithely for 12 minutes until reaching golden perfection. With the second batch (pictured above) the oven freakishly overheated so that the cookie bottoms scorched in ten minutes. I reached the scene in time to prevent total charring because I heard the oven pop a few times. That sound was apparently the heating element being shot to hell so that the third batch took half an hour to match the first while the oven cooled its way back to room temperature. Tonight we’ll be eating pasta. Ho ho ho. Merry Christmas or whatever.

Somebunny loves me

My sweetie surprised me with this beautiful gift today. Say it with succulents! I’m not sure what the budding plant is, but it stays green all year and blooms throughout the holiday season. Which reminds me, I need to find a Christmas cactus if they have them here.

IlliFri: Reflection

I missed Illustration Friday yet again, but I had a very good birthday reason (both JM’s and mine were this week.) Instead, here’s a photo I took yesterday on our outing to Luzern which like much of central Switzerland was massively flooded. After visiting the art museum I watched people having fun wading out to the benches, taking pictures, and enjoying the first gorgeous day in a very gray and wet week.