Marilynne Robinson essay "Is Poverty Necessary"

The bipinnate leaves of this pecan fan out from directly underneath in a mesmerizing echo of rippling circles of rain water.

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White on persimmon logs, orange on elm. Did they live in the trees before they were cut down? Before they started dying?

Favorite shot of the last two weeks of our roadtrip, in Northern Wisconsin. Mergansers and muskrats agreed

All summer long Google maps has been giving us ludicrous extra turns and detours around the country. Spoiler alert, I stayed on 18th and it all worked out.

Lots of wildlife crossing today via 200km of gravel farm roads. The eagles and prairie dogs abundant in matched proportions.

I've been majority offline and will continue to be for a while longer, as seen from the horizon of frantic day by day life. But I feel it's worth noting the dedication to contemplative sand raking this campground host in cell-signal-free northern california demonstrates.

Started out on our summer road trip, is such a good mental shift in pattern and focus, to just reflect and watch the sun fade into night.

We've got spring blooms on the trees and in the lawn, a speckled yellow blue white carpet until I mow. Which will bring immediate perpetual summer. Go on ahead lawn, be lumpy and unkempt and gorgeous for a while more.

Sourdoughs fresh out of the oven - white, whole wheat, rye, and country seedy. Doughs in the fridge for the morning bakes of croissants, caramel pecan buns, and baguettes. I love baking at home for the morning local market.

It's been a month and I'm still not sure what insight to draw from these bright blue gallon paint cans filled with giant sea scallops left on the sunny sidewalk. is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.

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