Thursday, June 30, 2011

koru #190

This lovely cobblestone koru comes from my friend John who is currently living in Germany.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

koru #189

Koru luminary take two (this time with the water frozen enough so the can didn't collapse).

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

koru #188

Dinner still life with koru, pecan halves, Granny Smith apples, Edward & Sons Brown Rice Snaps, and Muenster cheese slices. It has been way too hot to cook.

Monday, June 27, 2011

koru #187

Last night my friend Andria sent me this koru. Her timing was uncanny as hundreds (perhaps thousands by this point) of acres of Northern New Mexico are currently burning. Across the northeastern part of the state the skies are choked with smoke and it is raining ash in Santa Fe. Although the cause of the newest fire which currently threatens the Los Alamos National Labs is still unknown, and dry thunderstorms are forecast for this afternoon, I can only echo Smokey's words: Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires. And yes, despite what I always thought about the desert, it is forests that are burning, tall ponderosa pines and pinon. Please pray for rain.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

koru #186

Have you seen the new "Garden of Love" forever stamps yet? Neither had I until my mom sent me a letter stamped with one the other day. She even labeled it to be sure I wouldn't miss the korus (you can see the arrow she drew at the lower left of the stamp). Thanks Mom!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

koru #185

Garlic scapes (or is it scape?), Santa Fe Farmers Market, Santa Fe, NM.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

koru #183

Teal spiral plate with iron edge glazing, purchased at Wabi Sabi, Taos, NM.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

koru #182

Sun hat koru (interior).

koru #181

Forgot to post this last night. Found this book in my friend John's library. I love the way the reflections make it look like a moonlit landscape. "The Black Box: An Illustrated Field Guide to Transformation" by Tish Bastian.

Monday, June 20, 2011

koru # 180

Random beach foam koru (lower center) sent to me by my friend Wendy. Her daughter Jaime took the picture. So cool.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Friday, June 17, 2011

koru #177

Sterling silver koru earring belonging to fellow writer Lisa hung from an exterior light sconce, Taos, NM.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

koru #172

Why yes, it is another late-night, pre-packaged food koru extravaganza -- this time with tea! Stash Licorice Spice, Traditional Medicinals Breathe Easy, and Hawaiian Islands Tea Company Coconut Macadamia.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

koru #171

I can't believe I didn't feature these sooner, but they were hiding in the back of my closet. Matai mary janes by Naot Footware (one of the most comfortable shoes ever made).

Friday, June 10, 2011

koru #170

You'll never guess what I found on sale at Vitamin Cottage... mmmmm, Coconut Creme Pie LARABARs...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

koru #169

Rolled-up grocery list. Yep, it's a stretch, but it still counts.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

koru #168

Cover detail, King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa by Adam Hochschild.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

koru #167

Yes, another guest koru. I just got feedback on my novel and got distracted with plotting and research. It's a good one though, again from my parents who found this little wire darling on a London sidewalk, just sitting there waiting to be noticed. Love that.

Monday, June 6, 2011

koru #166

So this morning I got an email from my father entitled "octokoru" with the following picture attached. After pressing him for more details, he told me it was a photo of a picture, I'm guessing, hanging on the walls of the Seattle Aquarium, where he and my mother spent the day celebrating her birthday (happy birthday mom!). So very cool. Thanks dad!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

koru #165

Cut metal koru atop bucket light at friend Jim's amazing property.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

koru #164

Prayer flag, fabric ink on cotton. Designed for new food garden at Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM.

Friday, June 3, 2011

koru #163

My parents just got back from a visit to Italy and I believe they found this at the Pisa airport. Very cool. Thanks, Mom!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011