i spent part of spring break on wedding projects, including dying and cutting the fabric for prayer flags i am asking my guests to help decorate.
checking items off the to-do list feels pretty good!
i also gave my rainbow jar/flower plan a test run, even though i didn’t have any orange or green flowers yet to work with.
my son requested that i buy him a set of the yoga cards his teacher uses in class. i felt like this particular card was a sign that it was a good addition to our library. he has been setting up flows for me to do with him ever since they arrived.
rainbow tidepool creatures from a low tide walk with a good friend on sunday… with sunshine! on my birthday weekend, i couldn’t have asked for nicer weather for our walk!
red: sunlit crab in the shallows
red: another, larger sunlit crab!
red: gooseneck barnacles are not often seen on land, as they often grow on pelagic flotsam. we saw a cluster on the beach yesterday, looking like they’d just arrived from outer space.
orange: crabs seemed to be prevalent!
orange: including hermit crabs! i loved this little guy perched on the baby orange urchin.
orange: as part of my pre-birthday celebrating, i tested for my orange belt! had an awesome test alongside some inspiring young women.
yellow: test day, the last day of my previous belt rank of yellow.
yellow: and one of my first days of sparring. i was dreading it, but it turned out to be very fun!
yellow: a friday night outing with some girlfriends included a fun dessert, which came with sparkler candle! the friend who took this pointed out my angel over in the lower right corner.
green: minecraft, irl! (in real life, with real bricks.)
green: more sparkly twinkles. dew on clover.
green: twisting dragon pose!
green and blue: sharing smores with camp boss!
blue: smiley face rock!
blue: eagles always visit us at this beach. this was a juvenile.
purple: we picked up some trash from the tidepools, but some trash has become a growing surface, like this sparkly red plastic. i had reached in, ascertained that it was not one to be removed due to baby sea urchin, and stooped lower to take this picture before i saw the sculpin lurking in complete stillness! they are incredible at hide and seek.
purple: still quite sparse after the wasting disease that diminished their population to almost nothing, we did see a hopeful handful of sea stars.
purple: sea urchins with tube feet visible!
purple: some of my birthday flowers, and another purple birthday present, from sparring. it looks much worse than it feels!
purple: crocuses in the terrace garden. i’ve always loved the stripey ones!
red violet: speaking of stripey, the trilliums are beginning to do their magical color change trick. trilliums in red violet, 3 petals on the 3rd of april, a lovely birthday present!
white: but a few of them are still white, providing a nice camouflage substrate for the cute white spider.
a splash of color on monday
a photo study documenting the colors of the spectrum: the balance points between light reflected and light absorbed