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Ariadne’s Thread

Posted in Photography 365, Still Life with tags , , on December 19, 2010 by Megan

Ariadne's Thread


Because she loved Theseus so much, she helped him escape the Minotaur’s maze with a very magical string woven, not of red fleece as the legend says, but of gold and iridescent fibers to help light the way. Charms, beads and totems are woven into the thread, which is knotted at intervals, to create an aura of protection about Theseus.


‘Tis the Season….

Posted in Botanicals, Photography 365 on December 17, 2010 by Megan

For the seasoning!

I am appalled that I’ve never before used fresh nutmeg – and equally astonished at how perfectly gorgeous this little, plain brown…. nut… can be so beautiful inside.


Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Posted in Photography 365 on December 16, 2010 by Megan

Abominable Snowman


Why, the Abominable Snowman, of course! I’ll bet you didn’t know their preferred method of entry was down the chimney!

Lynx, Meet Hibiscus

Posted in Animalia, Photography 365 with tags , , , , on December 13, 2010 by Megan

Sneaking in under the wire tonight. I was in bed, but the restless insomniac in me got back up. I figure it’s better to do something productive than lay there frustrated, right? (And, you know, I only have to be up in another 5 hours.)

We were inundated with lynx spiders this year, among other, more nefarious types. This one decided my hibiscus plant was the perfect place to lay her egg sac. Watching her was amazing: she laid the sac in the middle of the leaf, then using some super, extra strong silks, actually hemmed the leaf shut around the sac. If I happened to touch the plant, she would either charge towards me or move quickly to straddle her sac. Amazing and unexpected behaviors!

Lynx, Meet Hibiscus

You can just barely see her on the web – she was right below the egg sac when this was taken. It was so windy that I wasn’t able to get a good shot of the sewn-up leaf.

Our Statures Touch the Sky

Posted in Photography 365 on December 9, 2010 by Megan

We’d never know how high we are, till we are called to rise; and then, if we are true to plan, our statures touch the sky.
-Emily Dickinson

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
– Rabindranath Tagore


As I lay me down to sleep, this I pray: that you will hold me dear. Though I’m far away I whisper your name into the sky, and I will wake up happy.
– Child’s bedtime prayer


Posted in Photography 365 on October 3, 2010 by Megan

My heart, your hands

Posted in Photography 365 on September 30, 2010 by Megan

The very embodiment of trust, I think…