It’s a gloomy and windy day today so a change was in order. Even I get bored sometimes and so I thought I’d showcase some necklaces I’ve gotten over the years. Some have a story while others I just like ‘em. I generally am attracted to silver if it’s going to be metal but my preference is old looking metals and leather…this one was rather unique. Next I got a matching pair. One for meand one for her that’s smaller. It was for our 20 year anniversary. This is one of metal and leather mixed…I like it a lot. Next up my metal tri-cross and leather. Here’s one with some history. It’s a small cross on a silver chain I found in Thailand with the mock ring my wife sent me from the Philippines when looking for a wedding ring her in America. Next up an ear ring on a necklace actually. A dear friend in Japan bought this for me when our family was in Tokyo. This is one from a favorite company I found. It was sold at a kiosk in the Mall of America. If I remember it means “unstoppable force”. This next one changes color…the center part does. I found it in a little shop on the Oregon coast. My dear adopted African brother who is affectionately known as “The Black Eagle” is who I considered when I bought this and added another eagle to it representing me. This next one I put together with parts from other necklaces I like…love the unique chain on it. I don’t often wear chokers but I do like this one. This metallic one has a petrified shark tooth on it . Another one I found in Thailand…including the unique cross on it. It fills me with memories of elephant treks and refugee camps on the border of war torn Burma. Next is one of fashion that reminds me of our trips to Ireland. This next one is a conglomerate too. I made another combo necklace. Last is a gift from my wife…totally unique. Well, that’s it for now, hope you enjoyed it.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
I’m not sure if this title fits today’s blog or blogging in general. It’s warmer today but still only tree’s boney fingers grasp at the blue sky. The pine tree seems much more inviting. The sun is warm while the breeze is cool. Green is yet to grace our prairie. Two Canadian couples were with me today. Brown but at least warm right. These trees need to get with it. These three cat tails are somewhat worse for the wear. I felt like I was visiting a scene from Mad Max at one point…but wait, there’s more. Still the snow melt provides some flowbut it all looks dead and dry. Is this Mordor?
Thursday, March 12, 2015
That’s what I notice since DLST. The tones are more spring like now. Some other signs are out there too…the season is marching on. The browns look more golden just now. This golden effect is amplified by temperatures hovering near 70 degrees. It encouraged me to walk out further than usual. Soaking up the solitude much like this old tire. The soft breeze and occasional frightened duck is all there was to hear. I expect the ditch will soon be flowing fully again but for now it’s a slow, muddy flow. Standing under this windblown tree I relished the moment. I find the solitude empowering somehow. We’re on the edge of town…we enjoy the benefits of city and country here. I suppose this are will be developed sooner or later…for now, I’m enjoying just how it is. I’m still drawn to the cat tails…these two clung to each other and seemed to sunbathe. Once the ditch flows full strength the pond will refill but for now…dry as a bone. Sunsets have such an amazing hue. We take advantage of the warmth to clean out Sal’s cage. He goes for a walk in our grass wile we clean his domain. One last glance at the changed light before heading in.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
We’re scratching and clawing our way up from more cool weather. I see a day in the forecast with 66 degrees…there’s hope in sight. It’s a brown and dismal world without the skyand evergreens to liven things up. I long to see just one bud on the skeletal trees. A single green blade of grass. The ditch where I got some reflective shots recently is frozen yet again. It’s time for some leaves, color and warmth again. The prairie sea of grass needs to return. The pond needs to have water and life in it again. Winter needs to pack up its snow and hit the road. Soon these things will materialize again. Before long the sun will war us all again.