I’m making a real effort to focus on flora today and stay away from fauna. If you read the entry titled “Black and White” you know I encountered a skunk on a previous walk. Yesterday, it happened AGAIN! I was watching very closely as I went up the last hill and detected movement in the grass. Yep, there was black and white again. Yes, I did run down the hill AGAIN!
Also, Bruno the dog just brought me the last of a snake that he or some other heeler consumed in the back yard. There was enough skin left to determine it was a coral. So, with raccoon footprints on my front wooden door, a skunk in my walking path and snakes in the back yard, I’m thinking about moving to town! You’d think I live in the boonies, but you can watch the video on the opening page of the website and see that is not the case (www.dreamcatcherranch.net) .
At any rate, all I can control “habitat wise” is the work in the studio and I hereby proclaim that it will be FLORA! (did I mention the ant and mouse traps I just set?) Flora doesn’t sneak up on you. Flora is graceful. I like flora! Yet, it has to have a little metal twist to it.
While I usually work until a piece is completed, this one spread over two days. Late yesterday, thinking I had all the soldering complete, I pulled this piece out of the pickle and a leaf fell off. With hungry fauna (dogs and spouse) waiting, I set this aside and started again this morning. It has now been resoldered, given a patina and run through the tumbler. I think it’s perfectly secure this time. Now I just need to figure out what type strand to hang this pendant from. Alas, the fun part is over. Yet, there’s more flora on the table . . .
I’m wishing you a good weekend free of black and white fauna and full of beautiful flora.