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June 03, 2006

My Life Among The Big Fluffy Clouds: A Brief Photo Essay

Posted by john at June 3, 2006 11:43 PM

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shane | June 4, 2006 12:54 AM

Beautiful. For some reason, these pictures evoke a vague and irrational longing. Perhaps I miss a rural setting more than I realize.

Michael G. Richard | June 4, 2006 11:18 AM

Wow, very nice.

That's a lot of grass, though. Lots of wasted time and an ecological nightmare. Have you ever considered replacing it by low-lying native plants? Don't need to be cut, are native, so they don't need extra-watering, herbicides, pesticides, etc.. Just a thought.

Harvey | June 4, 2006 01:09 PM

Nice Pictures.

what do you see in them?

Top picture

above house in that cloud isn't that Jimmy Durante's NOSE :)

second picture

Pegasus with a rider in that cloud at the 10:00 o'clock postion.

I just love those cloud making trees. (last picture)

mythago | June 4, 2006 02:56 PM

Er, Michael, the man lives in the Midwest. It rains enough that you can have a lawn there, as long as you don't freak out about it turning brown in the summer. Which I rather doubt he does.

John Scalzi | June 4, 2006 04:13 PM

Michael G. Richard:

"Have you ever considered replacing it by low-lying native plants?"

No, because that would require work on my part.

MWT | June 4, 2006 08:37 PM

If you leave the lawn unmowed for long enough, native plants will move in all by themselves. :)

John Scalzi | June 4, 2006 09:06 PM

By then my wife would have killed me.

Madeline F | June 6, 2006 01:24 AM

That's what I really miss about the west. Big skies. Crispy cumulus.

There's a feeling of a heart reaching out for it that I'm having right now.

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