~thankful thursday~ navigating transitions

like the little creatures in the ocean that bioluminesce, i am trying to generate my own light during this dark time. many organisms are triggered to glow when they encounter disturbance, and transition times are a continuous source of predictable disturbance for me, like waves, like tides. i have always felt like that dynamic position in the universe where air, land and sea coalesce on the edge of the ocean is the most magical, and of course that transition between rain and sun that brings us rainbows is another personal favorite. i am thankful for the magic around the edges of things. . . . → Read More: ~thankful thursday~ navigating transitions

quest for sparkles

the day after our 3 month anniversary, i went for a run on the beach and noticed what looked like shimmering glass marbles in the surf zone. upon closer examination i figured out that they were jelly blobs, and more specifically, ctenophores. i have had a love for ctenophores ever since i learned about them . . . → Read More: quest for sparkles

~rainbow mondays~ butterfly butts and darth moths

 

red: the biggest one

red: seeing hearts

red: a dragon of dragon house 2.0

red: darth moth

orange: lilies of the lab

yellow: one of the best things about the bayou walks is the wafting aroma of honeysuckle lurking around various corners

yellow: i finally sat still . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ butterfly butts and darth moths

bioluminescence

"hey, baby"

a portrait of the artist as a ctenophore

i have been fascinated by bioluminescence since long before i knew it by that name. one of the best things about growing up in the northeastern united states on a farm with big grassy meadows was the abundance . . . → Read More: bioluminescence

~quinn’s forty sixth month~ stirring the pensieve

~written november/december 2018~

by this time, the blog had taken on a life of its own, and i began documenting quinnโ€™s happenings on a regular basis in ~a month of unschool~ posts the next month, which then transitioned to ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ posts. as such, this . . . → Read More: ~quinn’s forty sixth month~ stirring the pensieve