All images COPYRIGHT 2013 SCOTT of WHOKNOWSWHEREORWHEN. My visage has been appropriated a number of times as followers have been kind enough to let me know as they've seen it pop up and it's not flattering. Hssssssss.
The thing that has fascinated me most in life is Time, the passage of it and my relationship to it as I age.
I was born in 1957, and as each year goes by, I find out more events that took place in that splendiferous year: the first artificial satellite was put into orbit by the Commies and set off a panic here....the first Pink
Flamingo lawn ornament rolled off the assembly line, and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was first published, by Dr. Seuss, Burt Bacharach joined with lyracist Hal David to create some wonderful songs and five days after I was born, John Lennon was introduced to Paul McCartney...kinda neat, eh?
Things that matter most to me are family, close friends, my kitty kats, plants, art, making art....laughing and making friends laugh, continuing to find peace of mind and working on self-esteem....and I see so many posts of affirmations on Tumblr esp by young folks and I wish them luck with this one....it's probably more of a life-long journey than something we magically land upon.
I love the plant world, sometimes I think, as if I actually was one. They're the other major form of life we share this planet with, but very few treat them with the dignity and respect they deserve.
We hear of animal rights, thank God, but not enough of plant rights.
I remind people: we need them, for the air we breathe and the food we eat, they basically don't need us.
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"Where or When" is a song by the team of Rogers and Hart. Lorenz Hart was a gifted lyricist, who happened to be gay, and wrote lyrics to some of the most beautiful love songs I've ever heard. The wonderful melodies were composed by Richard Rogers, before he teamed up with Hammerstein.
A close-up of one of my bedroom walls, with 2’ tall carved wood columns and a tin ceiling panel from a church. I use only led candles that flicker—-the type that has three light bulbs. None of the romance of a real candle but they create a great atmosphere with no fire hazard and I leave them on all day. Btw, that is a wired spotlight next to the tin panel.
Before the ground froze solid here in Minnesnowta I rescued a few weeds for my ark. The last time I did this was around ten years ago with a dandelion. It’s much easier to paint from life if your subject is right there. I paint from photos but I like it better from life if possible.
Here’s a cuddly and cutle little Thistle lant, whose thorns still managed to prick me through its temporary holding zip-loc bag! Grrrrr
An article in May of 2002 introduced me to this Gentleman’s work. I haven’t looked at it in a few years and to my surprise he’s a beardy. With a beard the number of notes on Tumblr should catapult this post into the thousands! Haha. Next post will have some of his work. I’m sure repros online will be better—-I didn’t check.
I cleaned out the Hallmark Store. This will go down as the year “tradition” and homophobia got separated.
At least, “Don we now our fav aparrel” would have a ring to it!
I hate finding shit like this too.
It reminds me of an Ann Landers/Dear Abby (sisters, btw) column in the dark ages many years ago. A disgruntled woman wrote in asking why we homosexuals had to use a nice word like “gay” ‘cause it ruined its previously popular definition of fun, joy and, well, gaiety!
One of them defiantly responded that we were free to call ourselves by whatever name we saw fit!
And it’s still left an impression on me thirty-five years later.
"We’ll turn up the air conditioning all the way! We’ll make it like winters used to be!"
——-Shirl, Soylent Green, 1974
A prescient commentary on global warming from way back when. The ecologically dystopic vision of 21st Century earth destroyed by the “greenhouse effect” (a term which has morphed into “climate change”) has been with me since I was 17.
A winter like we used to have in Minnesota, for better or worse.