Monday, February 13, 2012

Finally Rain

We set out in the moist thick air for a very nice change, that sponge like air that tethers the scents and roots them all around you, oui, oui, potpourri! Devoid of anything resembling winter this year, the plants rely on instinct and begin sprouting, some just continue blooming.



The scent of rain and rust, a skunk that rooted around in the night, just the right amount of skunk residue, reminiscent of strong coffee being ground, mixed into a delightful medley of sagebrush and sweet yerba. I've missed this sensory pleasure really more than I can say. Rain should be a fundamental right but it isn't.


I look at shapes in the verdant things and am inspired about my work.


So strange this member of the prunis family, an exotic that made it's way up here, carried by bird or in the gut of a coyote only to plant itself next to the little creek, an early bloomer. Beneath it the first lupine blooms, a flag of purple, knee high, no bees today, a day of rest.

*Prunis, a genus of trees and shrubs including, plums, cherries, peaches, apricots and almonds all are members of the rose family.



Tiny civilizations are revealed, spiders as silent as night, too small to be noticed, each with their own gray and dappled ceiling made known now in the mist, a staggering population of tiny, industrious inhabitants.


I walk back home, step onto the old asphalt road that resembles a cracked clay desert wash. I hear the sound of a chain saw, something being massacred and rejoin the dominant species.


Back home the garden rejoices, a happy little narcissus at the foot of the Kumquat.

So rooted in the beauty of his reflection he could not leave, Narcissus died gazing back at himself in a pool of water. This jovial little flower is rooted too but seems less captivated and vain.



*sold

I've been greedy with my time and joyfully entrenched in my work. I feel I have so many ideas to explore, these are what I call the "fat times" when my brain is bursting with ideas.

*Sierra Madre agate from Mexico, (mother mountain).


I'm jotting them down too, storing up for the lean times, life is a see-saw, it's good to keep some "extra" in the pouch like rich chia seeds, you never know when you might need them.

Damp and delicious hugs to you, xo Ro

18 comments:

  1. Oh my heavens, that ring is divine--looks like something nurtured in your garden, Ro!!

    Rain, rain, glorious rain--hope you're savoring it and dancing in it and even splashing around a bit. Who minds the mud?? And all those freshly-washed fragrances--oh, that's what I miss from winter.

    Thanks for the damp hugs, the inspired writing, the images of all that's budding and blooming and growing in your part of the world. Filling your pockets...always a worthwhile endeavor....

    xo

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    1. Thank you Caroline, that stone is plum scrumptious!

      You know I am, loving every momento, and snuffling it all up.

      Pockets full, check✓

      xo

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  2. that ring is just amazing, to say the least!!

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  3. Really a gorgeous ring!! Great you're enjoying a "fat" creative time - I'm enjoying its results!!!

    Lovely post - it's raining here today & we've actually had alot of rain lately which is SO WELCOME for the trees that have been suffering from drought. xoxoxo

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    1. Yes Priscilla, this is when "fat" is desirable.

      Oh you and me both singing in the rain, ☂☂☂ it makes me SO happy. I get too happy, then I frighten it away..........

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  4. I knew you wanted some rain...so I sent some down. =)

    Holy shmoly, that's one gorgeous ring!

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    1. You mean all I had to do was ask? I'm not shy send more and more :) !!

      Thank you for the ring ♡.

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  5. aahhhh! Damp hugs back atcha! What a cozy couple of days for sure.
    Wow...your Sierra Madre stone is drop dead beautiful. love it!

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    1. I'm loving it, LOVEING IT>>>every thing about it. ❤

      The man I bought if from owns the mine in Mexico, I got a few of those plum beauties!!

      xoxo

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  6. Mama Mia! That "mother mountain" stone is awesome. And the ring setting and design is beautiful! (Or to quote Ash, "Holy Schmoly!")

    Thanks for the great photos and happy rain!
    xxxooo

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    1. ♫♫♫♫ La la la la LA LLLLLa laa HAPPY RAIN!!

      The shrouded peaks looked just like the mozarkite stone of blog posts past, just lovely mi madres...

      xoxo

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  7. Oh, I have to say that I am in love with the rings you've been making (especially the one from last post with the feather and turquoise).

    This has been the strangest non-winter sort of winter. It seems so odd to me to see blooms so early (my hyacinth bulbs I had been storing in the garage sprouted up and flowered several weeks ago, and the irises in the yard are sprouting up like it's April). Wishing you more rain and a bit of snow for me maybe (my husband is an autobody man, and some snow would be very welcome in our neck of the woods). May your week be joyful:)

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    1. I started more of the tall feather rings, they certainly are a journey, one I'm enjoying right now.

      I know, my friend in Austria said the same thing, strange global winter.

      Okay , praying for a few fender benders, all covered by insurance nobody gets hurt.

      Joy to you Susie!

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  8. Damn, that is one gorgeous stone!!! Amen for the "fat" times, crank it out and enjoy every minute!

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    1. Oh she bears your name too Mama :)

      Jut lovin' the fat!!

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  9. Oh I wish my 'fat times' were of that kind! Lovely ring :)

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