Category Archive: flowers

be still

“Be still, and know that I am god.” Psalm 46:10 Etegami of a late-autumn sunflower, bowing down under the weight of the flower, from a photo I took in my neighborhood, at the… Continue reading

Consider the lilies

“Consider the lilies” This etegami features a line that I thought originated from a couple of 19th-century poets I’m familiar with —  a poem by Christina Rosetti and a personal letter by Emily… Continue reading

fat on honey

 A collage etegami… I wasn’t happy with the words I original painted, so I saved the flower (of course you may recognize the flower from a previous post). Later I found this lovely… Continue reading

Nom-bee-ri

Nombeeri –のんビーり This card features a pun I made up in Japanese… The Japanese word is “nombiri” or “carefree.” I wrote the “bi” (ビー、pronounced “bee”) part in katakana, with the rest of the… Continue reading

Knock their eyes out

The tulips are almost gone, their naked stems suffering the indignity of losing all their petals. Here’s one that welcomed me on my walk to work for a few weeks. It was on… Continue reading

the purple violet sweet

Violets are everywhere: lawns, on the side of the road, in the cracks on the sidewalk, gardens, on hiking paths. Apparently they are weeds and the internet is full of strategies for killing… Continue reading

Stir It Up

I’ve been an avid follower of the Mixology Monday series, where a type of cocktail is proposed and then folks get to come up with drinks to meet the requirements, but never had… Continue reading

You’re my daily thought and my nightly dream

A dahlia etegami, painted from a photo I took at a dahlia exhibit in Halifax, Nova Scotia, August 2014 The words, “You’re my daily thought, and my nightly dream,” are lyrics from “The… Continue reading

Sauteed Cauliflower with Dill

  This recipe I just made up, based on a great item on the menu of Bistro Bohem, a Czech place in my neighborhood. I have tried to find an “official” recipe for… Continue reading

Globemallow

A globemallow, painted from a photo taken at the Chama River Valley, near Abiquiu, New Mexico, in June. We picnicked near a patch of them, noticing that their flowers were closed, and in… Continue reading