Live with me on Earth among red berries and the bluebirds
And leafy young twigs whispering
Within such little spaces, between such floors of green, such figures in the clouds
That two of us could fill our lives with delicate wanting:

Where stars past the spruce copse mingle with fireflies
Or the dayscape flings a thousand tones of light back at the sun—
Be any one of the colours of an Earth lover;
Walk with me and sometimes cover your shadow with mine.
—  Milton Acorn, “Live With Me On Earth Under the Invisible Daylight Moon,” Dig Up My Heart: Selected Poems 1952-83 (McClelland and Stewart, 1983)
From Pyrrha's voice, it sounded to me like Jean had talked to her about Weiss before
  • Jean:Hey Pyrrha, so I've got two tickets the new Spruce Willis Movie.
  • Pyrrha:[Mental squeals of joy] Yes, Jean, of course--
  • Jean:I asked Weiss if she'd be interested in going with me but she wasn't, so you can have them if you'd like.
  • Pyrrha:[Mental screams of anguish] Oh... That's very... sweet of you...
  • Jean:Aw, don't mention it, it's not like I've got anyone to go with.
  • Pyrrha:...Hey, I have an idea, why don't you and I just go together?
  • Jean:I dunno, that'd be kinda weird, don't you think? I mean, people might get the wrong impression.
  • Pyrrha:I guess you're right.
  • Jean:Anyway, see ya round!
  • Pyrrha:(I just want to curl up and die)

essential oils i have with me:

  • lavender
  • chamomile
  • spruce
  • clary sage
  • lemon
  • orange
  • mugwort
  • tea tree

essential oils i have but not on hand:

  • myrrh
  • rose
Some new ideas for this blog

I’ve decided to add some new things for this blog that’ll spruce it up a bit. 

Tags: I’ll use certain names for different people like the following:

  • Toris: the Brownie
  • Raivis: the Shortie
  • Eduard: the Four Eyed
  • Katyusha: the Sestra
  • Ivan: the Brot
  • Romana: the Raging one

Collaborate: I want to have a chance to answer some asks with others helping but I never get quite that many asks so if I do I hope to get help from my friends.

In a rare treat, we have Tyler Green's recent interview with renowned photographer Robert Adams featured on our blog today. Check out the post and listen to their exchange about trees here.


Adams, 75, is one of America’s greatest living photographers. In the 1960s and 1970s he brought a new sensibility to photographing the most classic subject of American art, the land. By emphasizing man’s impact on Colorado and its suburbs in series such as “The New West” and “What We Bought,” Adams helped pioneer art that addressed our impact on the landscape and the Earth.

Pictured: Robert Adams, Sitka Spruce, Cape Blanco State Park, Curry County, Oregon, 1993-2003. Gift of Randi and Bob Fisher. © Robert Adams


Nature Blog, a lot of personal photos taken from an iphone. Hiking, backpacking, climbing, and camping, In the Black Hills of South Dakota and beyond.