Thursday, February 26, 2009

February is Almost Over.

THE month of groundhogs, valentines and presidents. That's how I think of February.
And *surprise* snow showers! This morning I awoke and walked into the kitchen to grind the Java Rocket coffee beans and goodness gracious! There was a white world outside and the kitchen skylight was covered with snow.
I felt gleeful and kid-like and knew immediately my disintegration project had come through another grand round of weather. Wind, rain and now a second frosting of snow.
I grabbed the camera and a jacket - and, oh yes, some shoes - and took off for the back yard. There were no bird tracks this time, but the wind a couple nights before had nudged the leaves around and the book pages were soaked through and through.
(For anyone just checking in - without having heard the whole idea of this "project" - a group of us are testing the boundaries of disintegration. Some of us are working in parts of the world where winter holds court, and some are in southern climes where they are upside down and it's now their summer.)
I haven't touched my pages since January, so I don't know what they look like underneath, but what fun it's been to just. see. what. happens!
Tiny little *snowflakes ** fell down on my hair as I stood there in the garden hearing the silence ... the birds all quiet wondering what had happened to their happy springlike weather from a couple days ago. (They were chasing each other around the front yard, careening through the magnolia tree, flirting with each other like mad.)
Here you can see our Oregon grape bush draped in snow, with our neighbor's shapely fir tree - elegant, as always.
My "Readers Share Story" project is still ongoing. I offered library card packets, with a part of a story written on each one - to those who wanted to participate. I have five cards left (see photo). Let me know if you would like to be in on this. I write part of a story on each library card, mail them off to participants, they decorate the front of the library card holder and then take a photo of what they've done. They send it to me and then I will post the photos and the entire story I wrote on the cards on the Rendezvous blog site. Think about it and let me know - femminismo


~Barb~ said...

I can't wait to see what your disintegrated paper looks like in May. That will be so cool.

I'm looking forward to receiving my library card packet. Woot!

Peace & Love,

A rambling rose said...

yes i echo the above re disintegration - and I too am really looking forward to receiving my library card packet too
Enjoy the snow weather!

Dawn Sellers said...

I've thought it over and I'll play too. Sounds fun! You can drop off a card at the store or mail it, let me know if you need my address.

ArtSparker said...

I would like to decorate a card...My email is smsanford at if you would like my address. I do s similar project with sticks.

Kimmie said...

I'm finding the disintegration project is helping me to welcome "weather" more than usual! We had snow last week too .... lovely lovely hand of nature hard at work!

Linda said...

Great idea!

Candace said...

Catching up here, femminismo. Love the snow on the tree. And I am really looking forward to seeing your Disintegration Project pages too! What fun I've had watching all these folks' projects.

I always think that there is a definite cut off date for any snow and that date is the last day of February... (well, I was wrong wasn't I?)