Monday, July 13, 2015

I was invited to respond to a piece of litter

...as part of The Litter I See Project, litter inspired writing by Canadian writers, a new and intriguing project by Carin Makuz in support of Frontier College and the promotion of literacy. I accepted her invitation and received a piece of litter in my inbox, litter that she had collected. "I draw the line at pumpkin pie" is the title of the resulting piece, a brief, list-like take on a list.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Things are hopping again

...over on Select Hops, a collaborative blog project Gerald Hill and I started back in 2008. It has proved generative over the years. The hops are beginnings, much of the material eventually finding its way into our respective books in one form or another. The blog has a new look to go with this terrible fire season. If you look closely you'll see a hint of smoke behind the posts. The background image, from a not so distant time, is by me and was taken very close to home. Here it is in full.

   

Monday, May 11, 2015

This intriguing book about bird feeding

...came in the mail today. Feeding Wild Birds in America: Culture, Commerce & Conservation (Texas A&M University Press, 2015) appears to be a multifaceted history of bird feeding from the late 1800s to the present day. I can already tell I will learn a great deal.


It's especially wonderful to see Harvey's photo of the Rustic Bunting in this book. Behind the book is the place where the bunting seemed most comfortable during its stay in our yard. It seems so long ago, but I still look for it every time I look out the window.