Some Things One Doesn’t Notice at the Car Dealer’s

You don’t really know how a car is made until you wash it.


One can see straight through these wheels!  The brakes are right out in the open air, mud, etc!  Is that normal?  The green is the reflection of the grass.  I guess the hubcap is shiny clean.  🙂



Then I found these cute little cubby-holes for planting potatoes, empty for the moment, but self-refilling. All we have to do is drive to the corner and they will get lots of fertile topsoil.



So I have to wonder—don’t any car designing engineers live in the country?  Do they ever wash their own car?  On any car I have ever washed, I always have trouble with those logo, model thingeys, impossible to get clean.


My desk area

This is how I found it this morning; of course, that’s how I left it last night.



It looks like some kind of metaphysical set-up for a still life.  I suppose it could be psychoanalyzed but I have to go—I haven’t finished my homework.




February 2, 2017

The way it was blustering and raining all night long, with more stormy weather forecast for the next few days, I really did not expect to see my shadow today.


When something appears to be more or less inevitable, one begins to go along the lines of making the best out of it.

I have been thinking about “that wall”.

I think it should have doors.  A lot of doors.  Maybe the doors could double as mile markers.

I think it should be double, two-walled, so that buildings could be put in there.  Businesses, educational facilities, cultural venues.

On top there should be solar panels.

The funds could come from the military budget.  I believe eventually the military should be transformed into a workforce for the collective good anyway.  Why not start here?

A border should be a place of peace and prosperity, friendly exchanges.


Peace Doodle

How do you like the border on this one? The word in Arabic is salaam which means peace.


And the servants of the Most Gracious are those who walk on the earth in humility and when the ignorant address them, they say “Peace!”   Al Qur’an 25:63



Garter stitch makes a nice border.



To be perfectly clear, I find it inconceivable in this day and age to build walls/barriers to prevent people from freely circulating. The whole earth belongs to the whole of humanity.



Say Peas Please 3

They are now in the ground in the greenhouse.



You can also see other things that are overwintering.





Say Peas Please 2

The peas are poking up their heads.  That didn’t take long, did it?   Meanwhile this plant (aeonium) is doing something in between its leaves. It is on a window sill because I fear it may not be truly hardy in my garden. *