Wednesday, May 30, 2007

life in the trees



more photos
from
the weekend.

lots of
skirt-wearing
{above}

farmer's market
veggie
dinners
à la grub



and
a new
vintage
WWII
buckle ring



i just
love it.

. . . . .



the beginning
of june
marks the
official
beginning
of
caterpillar
collecting
for me.

i have been
out
in the field
this week
finding,
tagging,
and
GPS-ing
the lucky
trees
in the
forests
of maryland
that i will
collect
caterpillars
from
all summer.

it's nice
to be
in the field
again.
i forget
how lucky
i am to be
paid to do this
{however little}.

lots of cool
things
out to
look at
(in addition
to caterpillars
of course)

tulip poplar
blooms


toads


what's this?

look closer...

baby bugs
are
a-hatching




and this?

a tiny
grasshopper!


and
reflections
in the stream


this summer
i will try not
to bore
you with
my research
but
i think
i will feature
favorite
caterpillar
of the week
...
would you
like that?

. . . . .

lastly...



a felted vessel
for
carson's
vessel wednesday
i made some
to show
the girls


at
felt-n-belch
yesterday.

here's
our
photobooth
photo:



whew
that's a lot
today...
but
what
will tomorrow
bring?

xo

26 comments:

erin scissorhands said...

wow! awesome post :)

the skirt you are wearing is amazing-- and that ring? to die for. what a find!

caterpillar collecting sounds fun!

and those felted bowls are rad! i really wish i knew how to felt. i need a new hobby.

so inspiring...

alyssa said...

Yes, more, more! I love your research.
Those baby bugs are so cute so fresh and dewy.

shari said...

i love the bowls so much gwen. i vote yes for favorite caterpillar of the week! farmer's market dinners sound like just the thing too. have fun collecting caterpillars. i'd love to join you. xoxo

Carson said...

Vote 1 Caterpillar of the Week.

And your photo booth shots should be to the tune of that old Cockney tune "I've got a love-erly bunch of coconuts" .. hope that doesn't get lost in cross-cultural translation ;)

Austen G. said...

Yay for baby bugs and felted bowls! Awesome stuff today. :^)

leslie said...

oh.

those bowls.

they are perfect!

*stunned*

jen said...

oh, those bowls are fantastic! caterpillars are so cute, can't wait to see more.

ms. pea said...

i hope tomorrow brings more hatching bugs! that was wonderful!

gracia said...

So much to fall in love with in this post... wonderful skirts, veggie teas, and of course the beginning of caterpillar collecting. Wishing I was there!
see you, g

julie said...

Bore us?...Never!!!
Your bowls are so beautiful Gwen!!!! I can imagine them in all your gorgeous colours too!!!
Wish i could join you collecting and your photos are so wonderful!!! xxx

Elsa Castelo said...

Ooh, now reading this post I realised that you are the author of those amazing vessels.
Congratulations.
I must say: you are really talented :)

amisha said...

i would really love caterpillar of the week. the photos from your time in the woods are great... the baby bugs hatching, incredible!
and i heart those felted bowls.

cruststation said...

Firstly, I love your green skirt and matching toe nails :) you can't let the details get past me. Loving your buckle ring (I adore anything with buckles on them...) The photograph with baby bugs is amazing and lastly but not least, the felted bowls are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing such a fun-filled post.

Katherine Of It All said...

Did you come up with the bowl pattern yourself, or use someone else's? They are so pretty.

Briana said...

I'm with Gracia on this post. I've fallen for it all...

You have such a fabulous job - and I love the reflection photo - and I would love the bowl pattern.

eireann said...

caterpillar of the week! cool!

those bowls are wonderful.

amykatherine said...

yes, please! show us the caterpillars!

cochabamba said...

dude,
that photo of the leaves reflecting in the stream is amazing. if you ever want to get rid of it, you know where to find me.

Heidi said...

Wow, that ring is awesome. Where did youfind it? And the green toenails are cool too.

lisa s said...

i can't wait for the catepillar a week.

and those bowls are gorgeous. just perfect.

Wendee said...

Hi Bugheart ~ I'm Wendee and I live across the street from your brother (Joe) in Seattle. I think we might have met at his gallery opening a few months back. Was that you? Is there more than one sister? I'm having a great time perusing your blog! Thanks for sharing!

(PS - I found you through SewGreen - that's where Joe sent me - he said to look for the person who loves bugs :)

Feltbug said...

Felt and bugs - its heaven here :)

cricket said...

Very cool felted bowls. Another thing to add to my list of "must try"!

shash said...

favorite caterpillar yesyesyes!

[m] said...

i am not bored with hearing about your research and hope to hear more about caterpillar collecting! i love the bug photos!

the felted bowls are gorgeous.

sooz said...

As always you are too stylish! I of course dear felt friend love the bowls. Now all we need to do is work out how we can eat out of them and life would be complete...