Monday, July 16, 2007

Shrink Yourself!

Aha! Look what I found in my Apophysis folders. It looks kind of like one of those ink blot tests, don't you think? What do you see when you look at it? First I saw a butterfly but the longer I looked at it, the more it started to look like a tick to me. Yuck. Now it looks more like a waterfall. Yes, definitely a waterfall. Maybe that's because I have waterfalls on my mind because I'm going on a trip (tomorrow) where I get to see a waterfall I've been wanting to see again for a while. Yay!

I will be gone for about 9 days on my yay trip. So I'm leaving you some homework. :-P Look at the "ink blot" and tell me what you see & why you think you see it. "Shrink" yourself!

Waterfall, here I come!
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Wednesday, July 11, 2007


I got tagged by auntsissyfaye so here are the rules:

"Each player must post these rules first
Each player starts with eight random facts/habits about themselves
People tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules
At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to tag and list their names
Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they are tagged and to read your blog"

So here goes, eight random facts.

1. I collect rocks.
2. I love landscaping...digging in the earth, smelling the earth, sculpting it and getting earth all over me, then washing it off--the whole experience. I LOVE that. Dirt is cool. I guess you could say I like getting dirty! Ha! First thing I'm going to do when I get well is play in the dirt. Yeah!
3. I like to peel lemons and eat them, just like that. Yummy. (Hmm...Note to self: buy lemons)
4. When I was a kid, the boy next door feed me some really good cookies that he said were loaded with calcium. He was right about the calcium. But the cookies biscuits. :\
5. I was known as "the Bird Lady" because I was a breeder and had so many aviaries. So whenever someone found a baby that fell out of the nest or injured birds, they took them straight to me. Not all of them were wild birds. People buy exotic birds and get fed up with the noise, the mess, the demands and responsibility of owning a bird and just open the cage and let them go, indifferent to the fact that most of these birds will not survive for reasons I won't list. If they made it to my house, they struck gold. I love, love, love birds.
6. I like shiny objects. Heh. Seriously, I do. :-)
7. When I was 14, I broke my arm showing off for the football team doing a series of cartwheels. Am I cool or what? Don't answer that question. :-P
8. I like fractals. Bet that was a big surprise.

Whew! I thought I'd never come up with eight things. I'm so glad it was only eight, how cool is that? :-)

Now I'm supposed to pick eight people and tag them but I am not that assertive, 'bout somebody surprise me and write a list of eight facts about themselves? I'd love to read them. But nobody is obligated.


Oops, almost forgot. The above fractal was made with Fractal Explorer.
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Saturday, July 07, 2007

one man's trash, another man's treasure

One of the neighbors had done some yard work and left this at the street for maintenence to pick up. I thought, what an very interesting pile of old vines and I was thoroughly enjoying the colors and textures and every little twist and turn of them when it occurred to me how strange I must look standing there in the road just staring like that. But I wasn't nearly done looking at them! Yeah, I'm funny like that. So I went home and got the camera. Ha!

Wouldn't it be fun to make a sculpture with those vines? They already were a work of art, just as nature made them. Sigh. I really miss having a camera. Good times, good times. :-p
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Monday, July 02, 2007

a taste of Mississippi weather

This picture was taken about 20 years ago on the drive back from a visit to Vicksburg, MS. I was used to severe weather but this cloud made me a bit nervous. A vivid memory. The picture doesn't do it justice but it can still give you a taste of how threatening and ominous this cloud was. The side of the road we were on was blue skies and sunshine but the don't think I'd ever seen such an intimidating cloud before. We snapped a picture out of the car window and prayed that a tornado wouldn't drop out of it. It looked so heavy, it was hanging so low to the ground--I didn't know it was possible for a cloud to hang that low, especially as full of water as this one was. When it did finally break there was a heavy downpour so we had to pull over to the side of the road because you couldn't see to drive. Then it ended abruptly and gave birth to a beautiful rainbow rather than the tornado we expected. What a great storm!
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