Monday, December 31, 2007

c'est mon anniversaire!

These little grass seeds make life exceedingly difficult with a long-haired dog- they dig their way into her fur and won't come out easily. Still, kind of pretty (especially when not in Amelia's fur).
It's my birthday today, start of another year. I'm wondering if Kaya will be born today.... that'd be cool. I wish you all a wonderful and enriching 2008, and thanks for all the love in 2007.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Red-eared turtle skull

My friend Alex has a serious eye for found nature objects- his arrowhead collection is awesome. This is a red-eared turtle skull he found walking through the woods last week. The last time I walked with him he found a bird of prey's shoulder bone.
Some guys have all the luck.

Friday, December 28, 2007


I saw this mushroom growing in the space a train spike should have been. Kind of a cute mushroom, although I find the majority of the fungi world decidedly un-cute.

Do you like the new watermarks? My photos were being lifted and taken to other sites, so I thought it was prudent.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Kermit does Talking Heads

The Talking Heads 'Same as it Ever Was', as performed by Kermit the Frog.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


This is the first loaf of bread I've ever made- looks pretty, doesn't it? It didn't have a lot of flavor, but maybe next time. I'm letting some milk spoil on top of my fridge right now to make sourdough bread-- we'll see how it turns out. it sure looks nasty now.

I hope ya'll enjoyed Santa's Ghetto, I thought it was awesome, which is why i left it as the top post for so long.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Santa's Ghetto

Found on Santa's Ghetto, 2007, which brings artists like Bansky, Paul Insect, Ron English, and Faile to the streets of Bethlehem... Bansky's piece above was finished by local kids after he left in order to diffuse the 80+ crowd that had gathered. The wall marks the spot where 40 people were killed (bullet holes on top of wall).
I absolutely love Blu's work too- one of the army men made of money being blown away by a giant infant-like monster was powerful. The artwork for sale in the shop is pretty damn fabulous too.

So Gas

the shop is full of boxes of stuff like this.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

'protect our lives and fuel'

I wish I knew the artists name, but I couldn't find it anywhere on the website. Very interesting... familiar...
Click to watch the short animation, here to watch Bendito-- The prayer says it all, I think. I don't want to quote the whole sentance but it ends "and praise your loving ideals of justice, fairness, and consumption".

so good.

(you're welcome.)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Thursday, December 06, 2007

56 Geeks

created by Scott Johnson of Extralife, click here for the full poster (or to see the other 50 geeks).

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

There's yer proof

Killed five seconds at The Blog Readability Test. Found over at my favorite Fin's blog: Pretty things I see. I would have taken the hotlink, but I hate the ad they sneaked in.
(Incidentally, the word 'sneaked' upsets me. I always think it should be 'snuck'.)

Winter Sunset

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Canadian Geese

I was on my way to a buddies house when I saw these geese. I slowed my car and took some pictures while the larger of the geese eyed me suspiciously. I was leaving when I spotted a skinned dear hanging from a tree branch about 20 yards from the car. Welcome back to Southern Illinois wildlife, Lea.