Sunday, May 22, 2011

Beware: Beach Plum Blossoms

Beach Plum blossoms herald spring on the salt-sprayed barrier islands.

Popcorn white blossoms cover the  beach swale,  entwined, however, with an evil partner: poison ivy, juicy red and groping for the unwary.

Beauty and terror in one eyeful.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Utilitarian Ephemera

Grandma's paper of needles lasts nearly forever,  handed down from one reluctant sewer to the next. One loose button, not yet even a decade separated from its shirt, finds its way home at last.