Tuesday, March 24, 2020

This came to mind today....

Jabberwocky

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
      The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
      The frumious Bandersnatch!”

He took his vorpal sword in hand;
      Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
      And stood awhile in thought.

And, as in uffish thought he stood,
      The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
      And burbled as it came!

One, two! One, two! And through and through
      The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
      He went galumphing back.

“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
      Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
      He chortled in his joy.

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.

Source: The Random House Book of Poetry for Children (1983)

Friday, January 3, 2020

a day in the life....

Last Sunday found me roaming around 
Florida Botanical Garden
in Largo, Florida.

I was shutter happy with many pops of 
color but the below had my full attention.
I'm drawn to plants that are, of course,
a little weird but also architectural in nature.

As I was capturing angles of this particular plant....
my brain is itchy with recognition but WHY?

Then POP, we have history.  This is the plant
my 'Little Dancer' is balanced on.

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'Orange Pops'

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'Little Dancer'
original canvas by a Kimberly design
available through 
Ruth Schmuff Designs
shops order through
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