noasi on a smaller scale

Yes!

Hell yes!

Yes yes yes!

How about you?

view looking up into a palm tree and clear evening sky

Current status, tired doggie.

black dog splayed on grass, sleeping

TIL the hard way that soap and water will not wash hot pepper oils off one’s hands. #oops

sunset seen through street trees silhouettes

Twelve more days of Lent. I cannot wait until Sugargeddon on the 4th.

yellow flowers up close

I would argue that when someone sends you “get well quickly” flowers, the appropriate response is not, “What the f— is this?”

But here we are.

bunch of yellow roses in a circle arrnagement

In defiance of a culture of alcohol, of which I have been a willing participant for many years, I turn to Seedlip, non-alcoholic spirits, for this weekend’s cocktails. 🍸🍹

Sometimes what you meant to paint isn’t what you actually painted, and that ends up being just fine.

This one is titled Sunset

painting of blue to yellow to blue graident with bright yellow dots overlaid

Despite a whole glacier for camp locations, not one but two other parties pitched within 15m of our tents. I was disappointed in their choices, having little privacy for personal tasks. Did said tasks anyway, in full view when necessary. Them’s the breaks. #baker2020

blue tent at sunset on top of Mt Baker, WA, US

Had my first covid test in prep for events later this week. Keeping workload light because of events later this week. Having steamed milk to reduce anxieties from events later this week.

top down view of frothed milk foam in a cup

Had a sleepover with Luna. She both kept me up last night, and woke me up early. I shall sleep early tonight.

dog sitting on a pile of blankets

Nature with her pompasetting ways, tsk tsk.

peach tree blossom

Looking forward to returning to one of my favourite places in the world, though not specifically Neko Harbour next time.

Neko Harbour, Antarctica

What genetic code prioritized the twisting branches of the white oak?

looking up into bare white oak branches back lit by the sun

Convinced again that there’re a rat and her babies in the compost bin, Tilly started digging.

I eventually rotated the bin to a new location to show her the bin had no rats this time.

“This time…” was her walking-away look.

dog standing in a full compost bin with her nose buried

🎢 This sh– is bananas, B A N A N A S 🎢

I do love spring in the middle of winter, though.

almond blossoms with a blue sky

Today I learned the phrase “another D as in David” is written as T.

My name is not so hard to spell as to write that letter incorrectly.

outline of a leafless tree backlit by the sun that has nothing to do with the comments in this post

Went to throw a disc at the park yesterday. One pass caught the wind and came zinging in fast. I caught it at least.

Been a while since I’ve had ultimate frisbee bruises. I miss playing so much.

I strongly suspect I am going to enjoy painting with these colors…

set of green to blue gouache paintsset of green to brown gouache paints

The weather is iffy, but changing. Noticed the first peach blossom today.

light pink, partially opened peach blossom

Despite two people and three dogs walking over / on it, the newt was still alive!

newt and ground

Trying roasted buckwheat tea for a non-caffeinated drink at home this evening. Tomorrow’s exploration is a barley tea.

top down view of a tea strainer and water steeping

She sat still long enough for a picture and a startle, as I pounded on the window to shoo her away.

squirrel on a wood fence

So lacking erudition in the medium.

watercolor seascape

Upon reflection, I probably should not have had that second chocolate bar.

reflection of trees in a sidewalk puddle

Moles have invaded my yard, and have begun digging under my slab foundation. I’m struggling with my compassion for an animal trying to survive, against my worries about the structural damage to my house. I don’t want to kill them, yet they seem unwilling to live elsewhere.

container of rodent poison