Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer camp

Away freeway trolls
and skull poison

Away chainsaw dogs
and anything downloadable

Welcome butterfly people and snake elves

unfamous artists
and freeform laughing

dark and beautiful
names that mean shadow

and drowsy bee biographers

Stand still long enough

Measure the angles of coyote eyes

Change your mind about
what is highly collectible

Get broken spiders back in love


meresy_g said...

love it. well, except for the broken spider. Furry spiders are not my friends. What is the picture of the thing that sort of looks like a fish head with a crayfish tail?

Jochen said...

Those are very beautiful pictures and some lovely poetry.

Rurality said...

Meredith, it's a crayfish! Or crawfish, or crawdad, depending on where you're from. :) Actually it's just the shed skin of one.

Thanks Jochen! I just changed it a little bit... added one more pic.

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robin andrea said...

Lovely collection of pics and poems. All very beautiful. I saw a coyote in the tall grass outside our fence yesterday. I tried to get a pic of it, but the camera could not discern the tawny creature among the browning blades.

Floridacracker said...

Very nice. Beautiful sky pic.

Hope rain fell from it.

South of the Gnat Line said...

While Google searching "Cuckoo Marans", I ventured across your spot - great photos! Nice to find another Southern neighbor ~

Have a great weekend,

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Lovely... I just devoured your post. :)

kris said...

That's very nice - the photos are great.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Lovely set of photos!

KFarmer said...

I've been looking at cameras for over a year now and am still undecided. So much money to spend, I want to get what fits the bill so to speak and when I finally decide on one, I find something out about it I don't like. Its very frustrating. Good luck choosing- :)

mon@rch said...

These are all wonderful! Expecially the coyote shot!

Bobby said...

wow -- pure art

How close were you to that coyote? I lived in DC five years, and there's this big park running all the way through the middle of DC, Rock Creek Park. There were coyotes in there, and they were getting going and digging through the trash at the embassies and houses along the park.

So...on another note... you should publish a list of known skull poisons PSA style.

Great post

Rurality said...

Thanks y'all! I really know nothing at all about real poetry (as you can probably tell) but I was really in the mood for something like this.

FC, nope, nary a drop as of late. The promised 1 inch was actually a measley 1/4 inch, and with temps nearing 100 the ponds are evaorating at an alarming rate.

RA I can't believe the things you see in the daytime there!

Bobby, the coyote shot was from the game cam. (Click on the Game cam link on the side and you can see more like that.) The regular camera I have now is not fast enough for a picture like that. "Oh, look, there's a coyote... let me turn the camera on and wait 2 minutes til it's ready to take a photo..." Not. That's one reason I want a new camera!

KF, yep, I can relate.

Harriette, nice to meet you! :)

Thanks again everybody. You sure make me feel good.

Sandy said...

Great photo essay. I wouldn't want to meet up with that coyote!

lime said...

oh sign me up for that camp!

Ericka said...

looks like a lovely ramble. :-)

AuthorMomWith Dogs said...

Beautiful painting with words. Oh, and some pretty fabulous photography too! :)

vicki said...

You have outdone- you! Such beautiful images and few words. This post has me up and out the door to see what I can see, in a macro kind of way. Thanks!

mountainmelody said...

Mark me down. I'm coming to your camp!

Rurality said...

Thanks y'all. You know I had almost forgotten, but at one time we'd actually had a thought or two about building cabins here and renting them out... could have had a real camp I suppose. :)

cyndy said...

Beautiful images...beautiful words!

What a great post~ Thanks!

lisa said...

Great post! Absolutely describes the essence of summer!