Garden in August (Been So Long)

Self just realized, looking back over her summer postings, that it’s been a while since she posted pictures of flowers.  The summer’s been so hectic.

First, there was the Fourth of July.

Then the CalShakes picnic, self’s birthday and son’s birthday.

Then, learning how to tweet.

Then, the third season of “The Killing.”

Then, Bella’s various farts.

Then visits to various museums.

There was Bindlestiff’s STORIES HIGH THIRTEEN:  SoMa Edition (Four Stars!)

And yesterday’s epic trip to place an order at Lech Go in Saint Francis Square.

But today —  Hallelujah! — things have calmed down a bit.

So here are some pictures from self’s garden:

Naked Ladies. Self forgets the scientific name.

Naked Ladies. Self forgets the scientific name.

Without fail, every August, the plants she refers to as “Naked Ladies” (She keeps wanting to call them “Bare Naked Ladies,” but that wouldn’t be a flower, that would be a singing group) appear.  Self is always a little sad when she sees them, as it means summer will soon be over.

A clematis she bought in early spring (from Regan's Nursery in Fremont) has one big, white bloom!

A clematis she bought in early spring (from Regan’s Nursery in Fremont) has one big, white bloom!

Gamboling Lizards!

Gamboling Lizards!

These metal lizards are made in Haiti.  Self bought them from the gift shop of Baltimore’s Visionary Art Museum (a brainchild of James Rouse, grandfather of the actor Edward Norton).  At one time, they hung next to the clematis henryi — but the clematis and everything on either side collapsed when the neighbor decided to replace the fence.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Call For Hybrid Projects: Seneca Review

Self finds this Call for Submissions very interesting:

Seneca Review is soliciting submissions for a Beyond Category Special Issue, expected publication date: January 2014

Beyond the lyric essay.
Beyond the prose poem.
Beyond just words.
Beyond just images.
Beyond Category.

The hybrid format allows for a broad range of digital and analog projects:

Experimental typography, splicings, documentary poetics, visual-textual hybrids, multimedia essays, collage, live coding, new media, old media with new applications, audio, video, bio-art, book arts, etc.

Submission Deadline: Oct. 31, 2013

For more information, email

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow 4

Self has decided that none of her postaday posts this week are really illustrative of the theme “Foreshadow.”

The term “Foreshadow” is so tricky.  It’s about impending xxxxx ?

Therefore, shouldn’t her photographs have an element of the portentous?

So, here she goes again, posting another set of pictures, while trying to keep the word “ominous” foremost in her mind:

The Great Highway, Cloudy

The Great Highway, Cloudy

A retired Colonel had this on the wall of his front yard in Siquijor.

A retired Colonel had the Scripture on the wall of his front yard in Siquijor.  He was a jolly man.  But on his right upper arm was a tattoo consisting of three dots — only prison guards have those.  And prisons, we all know, are nasty places.

Do any of these really feel like foreshadowing.

Aaaargh — not really!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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