When Fish Fly

  From The Golden Key by George MacDonald: “It was a curious creature, made like a fish, but covered instead of scales, with feathers of all colours, sparkling like those of a hummingbird. It had fins, not wings, and swam through the air as a fish does through the water. Its head was like the … More When Fish Fly

From the Weed Patch: Garlic Mustard Pesto

I heart pesto. Basil Pesto. Sundried Tomato Pesto. Cilantro Pesto. Spinach Pesto. If it’s green, garlicky and full of “heart healthy” fats, I’ll eat it. So imagine my geekish glee when I learned the incredibly invasive garlic mustard weed can be turned into pesto. It’s cliche but true: If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em, and … More From the Weed Patch: Garlic Mustard Pesto

Flights of Fancy: Flowerflies, Wishes, and other Winged Things

Nothing captures the ephemeral nature of summertime like the changing colors of hydrangea blossoms. I made these winged creatures from hydrangea flowers, and called them flowerflies. The petals are carefully pressed and embedded in resin. Winged things always take me back to childhood: summertime when endless days of imagination stretched ahead. Those aren’t Dragonflies, but dragons … More Flights of Fancy: Flowerflies, Wishes, and other Winged Things