Wednesday, March 14, 2012
ABC Wednesday: Ice Capades
After a week of irrationally balmy temps that feel like late May/early June instead of mid-March here in northern Wyoming, the frozen creek in front of our house is now flowing unencumbered by so much as an ice cube. It feels odd in our current 70º weather to share these icy photos I took a few weeks ago, but I've wanted to post them since I took them and just haven't found the time. ABC Wednesday's "I" week gives me the perfect excuse ~ and although ice has been immensely inconsiderate to me this winter, I think these idiosyncratic ice formations, looking so much like fringe, little bells or even tropical Datura flowers, are incredibly delicate and quite pretty!
Feast your eyes on more I's at this week's...
A wee update for those of you keeping track:
Been moving things to the new rental slowly but surely, Dragonfly Cottage went on the market nearly two weeks ago but this morning was its first showing (hence my rushed post!), and my elbow is feeling and functioning better and I'm doing the best I can not to overuse it, I swear! :-) And I'm painfully aware of how behind I am on replying to comments on the last two posts and visiting blogs - I'm hoping for some respite and time to catch up once we've moved (if not before!)
Meanwhile, here's wishing one and all a very...
- INFERNO ~ Dan Brown
- MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD & EVIL ~ John Berendt
- MY NOTORIOUS LIFE: A NOVEL ~ Kate Manning
- ONE SUMMER: AMERICA, 1927 ~ Bill Bryson
- QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING ~ Susan Cain
- THE BEAUTIFUL CIGAR GIRL ~ Daniel Stashower
- THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY ~ Erik Larson
- THE SHADOWS, KITH AND KIN ~ Joe R. Lansdale
- THE TIPPING POINT ~ Malcolm Gladwell
There is still strong in our society the belief
that animals and the natural world have value
only insofar as they can be converted into revenue.
That nature is a commodity.
And that the American dream is one of unlimited consumption.
There are many of us, on the other hand,
who believe that animals and the natural world
have value by virtue of being alive.
That Nature is a community to which we belong
and to which we owe our lives.
And that the deeper American dream is one of unlimited compassion.
~John Robbins, "The Food Revolution"