Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

look out, Nigel Short


First frost! Break out the sprouts.

And the first birds I've seen on our bird-feeder? A chaffinch and a great tit, taking turns to prod the peanuts.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Connoisseur of Chaos

The first of five sections of Wallace Stevens's 'Connoisseur of Chaos' from Parts of a World (1942):

A. A violent order is disorder; and
B. A great disorder is an order. These
Two things are one. (Pages of illustrations.)

Friday, November 02, 2007

it all comes flooding back

Em saw a 'strange bird' out the back the other day. After some discussion, we think it was probably a green woodpecker.