now i have understood

i think i have finally sorted out my issues with dreamweaver, and can now focus on building my site. 

check out [ C U B E F A R M ]. its still really sparse, but now that i've got my bugs worked out you should see some updates real soon. please let me know if anything doesn't work!



Dead Things

It rained lots, and lots last night, just like all the weather forcasters said it would.

This morning i entered the fenced in pool area at my mums house to stretch out a sheet that had been soaked in the deluge and was struck by an awful stench. The item emitting the stench was quicly located as a blob of putrid green flesh bloated and slick from the rain. Bones were visible here and there where the skin had melted away.

After viewing the Dead Thing from several angles (firmly clamping tshirt over mounth and nose, breathing in coffee breath to avoid another whiff) I determine it to be mammalian, a large rodent of some kind.

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pictures (beyond the cut for you squeamish types)

i especially like the colors. Aside from upping the contrast a bit I didn't saturate the colors and more, that green is all real. You should have seen it earlier when it was fresh and bloaty.
Also, may I point out the grain like swarm of maggots at its cream center?

Its the food chain!


summers end

this summer i heard so many people talk about how fast the season had come and gone.

blink, and its may
blink, and its june
blink, and its swampstock
blink and it’s gone.

granted, the summer isn’t officially (scientifically) over until the 21st of this month, but with the passing of the s.s. holiday weekend, and the start of school, i can’t help but feel it is over in that romantic sense that summer meant when i was a kid; that eagerness for the summer to begin, the long and endless stretch of wonder as it passes at a crawl, and that final, slightly guilty, excitement at the prospect of a new school year.

of course, it’s different now that i’m older and deal with grown-up things like going work in a chilly, air conditioned office, but the days are longer, and when i still leave that office the sun is still warm and high enough for me to enjoy it.

i traveled to foreign lands and experienced a whole new, exciting world.
i painted, and sketched, and dabbled.
i saw the sun rise.
i went into the chilly silence of a cave.
i sun bathed on a rooftop while the city roared below.
went into a castle.
saw mountains, and rivers, and vast stretches of ocean.

and it’s all been a very interesting summer.

but summer is over.

and the anticipation for all of the things autumn brings! the promise of apple cider, and the skitter of dry leaves. school, and those endless, crisp, pale blue skies. i like the autumn. rather a lot. my patience for the beating heat of the sun grows weary, and i long for the days when i can wrap myself in a wooly cloth and jackets, and see my breath in the air. and, of course, the glee of halloween, pumpkins (and jack-o-lanterns!), and warm pie!

another summer come and gone, and autumn looming close behind.
here it comes.

dear summer,
this is your queue to go away.