Thursday, May 29, 2008

From Haircuts to Insects to Trees ... and back.

ON TUESDAY, my esteemed hairdresser did her magical tricks with my head o' hair and transformed me into someone else. (Well, not really someone else, but someone who felt like someone else!) The head massage during the shampoo was the topper - no pun intended.
Earlier in the day, at noon, a friend invited me to attend a yoga class with her, and since it had been a while since I'd gone - and I've been feeling guilty about it - I went. I knew it was the right thing to do.
Boy, was it ever! It was the last class of the semester and covered the "restorative" poses, so I didn't have to work hard but did get muscles stretched out and was soooooo relaxed.
I visited an old friend after getting my hair done. She will be 99 years old this June. She was my seventh and eighth grade teacher and one of the most important women in my life. So, all in all, it was a day restoring body, mind and soul.
There are flowers unfolding everywhere in the garden and this year I am so happy to see the aphids have left the lupine alone. I see, however, that the flower has another evil buddy with a taste for it. They must be some type of boring insect, since they come up the stalk and leave a trail as they munch the flowers off and scar the stem. Anyone have any ideas? Do I need to catch them at night. I did not see any evidence of the varmints in the daylight.
One last picture and then I will go off to work. There were all these green "spinners" from a small maple tree in front of our office. I couldn't resist documenting their attempts to propagate, but I fear they will find no amenable conditions on the concrete sidewalk. We talked about how we used to play with them when we were kids: spinning them from a high spot or tearing them apart (since they are slightly sticky inside) and "gluing" them to the bridge of our nose. Have fun whatever you do today - femminismo

1 comment:

Candace said...

What a great post! Our spinners do not come down until they are husked with a sort of dried out glittery gold look to them. Your lupine -- magnificent! I'll check back around the weekend. Making an art journal this week... yikes.