Dog-eared Dogwood

Flowers of DC Spring, episode 3: Dogwood Collection, National Arboretum, Washington DC. This etegami is of a dogwood blossom, found at the National Arboretum 4/27/13. The words, “dog-eared dogwood,” are mine.

Freckled Green Azalea

Flowers of DC Spring, episode 2: Azalea Collection, National Arboretum, Washington DC. Here’s an etegami of an unusual azalea I found in their lovely collection on 4/27/13. I used a bamboo reed pen… Continue reading

If you wait, all that happens is you get older

Flowers of DC Spring, episode 1:  Lafayette Park, White House, Washington DC. An etegami of a tulip, viewed from the top, which I found in front of the White House, in Lafayette Park.… Continue reading

delicate creatures and insomnia

Ending the week* as I started it, on a cat note. Here are Joxter and Moomin, in a typical pose. The words are from Joseph Wood Krutch: “Cats are rather delicate creatures… but… Continue reading

Scattered blossoms

The cherry blossoms in DC have finally shed their petals… a weekend walk around the neighborhood had us walking along a carpet of pink. I find the petals and single discarded buds along… Continue reading

My Inbox: Iris from Fumiko

A lovely spring etegami of an iris, by Fumiko in Japan. My rough translation of her words: “How many seeds of happiness can you sow today?” (今日は何粒幸せのたねと蒔けるかな)

Sink cat

A little etegami of a cat in a sink, inspired by this image and poem from the blog Stories with no Books. The cat’s name is Siri, and blogger recounted a night when… Continue reading

Chance is a good librarian

Here’s a final etegami for National Library Week* 2013. The words are from Alberto Manguel, author of The Library at Night:  “Chance is a good librarian and the encounters she allows don’t follow… Continue reading

My Inbox: An “Oxymoron” from Debbie in Sapporo

A wonderful etegami featuring a definition of “oxymoron,” from Dosanko Debbie (if you haven’t, you should go to her etegami page, browse, and be sure to bookmark it or add it to your… Continue reading

I Consume Libraries.

Another library-themed etegami, with words drawn from David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest: ‘I read,’ I say. ‘I study and read. I bet I’ve read everything you’ve read. Don’t think I haven’t. I consume… Continue reading