Random Photo


A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Grendel’s Laundry List: The Current Stack

grendel book stack april 13 2014

What’s in your stack?

Previous Stack.

I believe that reading, in its original essense, is that fruitful miracle of a communication in the midst of solitude.

Marcel Proust, as quoted by Maryanne Wolf, in Proust and the Squid

Scissor Dance: Dance of the Allergens

sd if you prick me, do I not bleed

If you prick me, do I not… leak?

tree pollen windshield

>Scissor DanceCollage cut and pasted the old fashioned way, with scissors, glue, and a stack of old magazines.

Random Photo: Looking through the Glass

top hat windcrop crop2

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

I am a Camera: Raindrops on Clover

raindrops clover 1

On Monday, hereabouts, rain fell most of the day. I was walking the dogs in the rain that morning, and the three of us, terrier, chupacabra, and mongrel poet, came to a full stop in a tangle of leashes as I kneeled to see the miracle of raindrops on clover.

raindrops clover 2 crop1

Since I am a camera, and had my device in my pocket, I began to take pictures. April showers bring the bloom of spring to the digital panopticon as well as the wide world we walk in, many of us bearing cyborg eyes. The panoptic clouds are full of daffodils; Facebook and Twitter and Instagram are raining .jpgs of violets and redbuds.

raindrops clover 2 crop3

In the images I collected with the iPhone, the raindrops seem to float rather than rest on the surfaces of the clover. I do not know if this effect is an artifact of the camera or not, but I almost fall into a trance staring at the screen at the spheres of water that seem barely to adhere to the cloverleaf.

raindrops clover 4


raindrops clover 5


raindrops clover 6 crop 1

And here is a violet that was poking through the clover:

raindrops flower clover

Note that the raindrops aren’t the floating spheroids as on the clover. Hmm.

When April showers may come your way
They bring the flowers that bloom in May
So when it`s raining have no regrets
Because it isn`t raining rain you know
It`s raining violets

And when you see clouds up on a hill
You know they`ll bring crowds of daffodils
So just keep looking for a bluebird
And listening for his song
Whenever April showers come along

Random Photo

art car doll heads ort

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Random Photo

falls o nut face crop twk

A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.