Sunday, April 25, 2010

After They Moved to the City, Phillip and Sadie Never Felt Quite at Ease When They Visited the Forest

Phillip and Sadie grew up in the forest, but even before they moved, they felt like outsiders. They never enjoyed the night time flights of their kinfolk. They despised the taste of raw mouse and dreamed of sitting down at a table for a dinner of pasta or steak. They dreamed of tall buildings. Instead of spending their days sleeping, they longed to visit museums.
In their new home of the city, they were considered a bit strange, but their oddity was not only accepted but embraced. New friends loved to hear stories of their childhood spent in the forest. Few other city inhabitants had lived in the forest. But now, when they visit their families in the forest, they feel more uncomfortable than they ever had before.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Leaves and Flowers

Here are some lovely specimens from my pressed plant collection.










Monday, April 19, 2010

Stamps!

I am slowly going to share my entire stamp collection. Here are a few of them:








Saturday, April 17, 2010

Party Time

David's birthday party was not too long ago. Here are some pictures from the celebration.

(taking a rest before the dancing begins)

(awkward party goers)

(future musical theater duo)

(I think Sid took this photo)

(blue wall)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sylvie Sees the World in Three Colors

Sylvie knows that other colors exist besides green, red and brown, but those are the only three colors she sees. The ocean never appears a shimmering blue color to her, but instead a dull red color. Snow is green and the night sky is brown. She was never dissatisfied with the three colors she viewed the world in untill she learned that others saw more color. Somebody once tried to describe purple to her, but it made no sense to her. Some colors she was glad not to know. The ideas of white and black both terrified her. The foggy blankness of white and vast infinity of black were colors she could do without. But she longed to see blue and yellow and orange and all of the other colors that existed.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Eugenia Teaches Her Pet Clouds to Rain Upon Whomever She Most Feels Like Irritating

Eugenia spent many tedious hours training her three pet clouds. Clouds are stubborn and easily distracted, which are just two of the qualities that make them difficult to train. Through all the frustration and slow progress, Eugenia dreamed of the accomplishment of her training. Eugenia was spiteful and had many an enemy or sour acquaintance she wished to part some vengeance upon. But when it came down to it, she was only so spiteful. She did not want any true harm to come to any enemies, only irritation and inconvenience. Rain was the perfect way to accomplish this.
Now that Eugenia has succeed with the training, she floats around the sky searching for any one who has crossed her. Among her victims are an old childhood foe, a child who aimed a sling shot at her head, and a man who took her parking spot. What Eugenia doesn't realize, is that some people enjoy a good rain storm.