Did you see this pic on my Instagram feed yesterday?
It is not a conventionally pretty shot. The internet is full of the most amazing close-ups of this other worldly out of this world moon. But the juxtaposition of scrappy industrial detritus and perfect natural beauty appeals to me. I do love balance but we do not live in a perfectly balanced sublimely curated Instagram world.
I did a whole series on decay when I was younger – but where all those images ended up I have no idea. Traveling does that to a person. Her memories get lost. No memorabilia to remind her of the memories. If we were to hang a whole decade of memories on one image what would it be.
I am waiting for the sunrise. No work today – not officially anyway. We are again at that stage in the year when I leave for work in the dark and return in the dark. I do not see daylight for five days. I see these Midwest winters as my anti-skin-cancer period! But I never see my animals in daylight, they are all tucked up in bed when I get back to the farm.
Well the light is up. So I will go visiting.
Good morning Nelson. No sun today.
A beautiful crop of roosters.
Tima and Wai ( under the pile of blankets in the background) still sleeping. It was early yet – when I layered up and went out.
Time for me to get going too!! I am working on my cheese loaf. Maybe rolls.
Oh, the book I am reading is called The Lincoln Highway – A Novel. So good!! Written by the same fellow who wrote A Gentleman in Moscow. Two extraordinary books. I have to keep reminding myself to read slowly.
I have read A Gentleman in Moscow three times.
Have a lovely day!