|Tarantula on our sidewalk|
Tarantulas migrate. Did you know that? Nobody really knows where to or from, but they pass through Zuni every year. I saw two. Telia saw five. Normally, I loathe, hate and despise arachnids of all kinds. They give me the creeps and I have taught Aeden to smash them, but I like tarantulas. First off, they are way too big to squash. They also have a mammal-like gentleness that, ironically, places these gigantic spiders in the category of unorthodox "warm, fuzzies."
|Chaco outlier ruins circa 1200 AD|
Tracy Strikes Again
|Play structure of anglo-saxon origin in the Americas circa October 2010|
I have wanted a great compost for a long time. Now that HOA's are a thing of the past, that time has come. The straw bale method involves digging down about 6-12", surrounding it with straw bales and using red worms at the bottom to accelerate the composting process. I built it yesterday and am really excited about getting started.
Telia threw the most rocking baby shower ever for our friend Lori. I smuggled myself in can witness that it was fun in its informality. We tie-died onesies and listened to Bob Marley as Zunis, Navajos, Anglos (as we are called) and one woman from St. Thomas milled around enjoying the ambiance. There was SO much good food.
I have subscribed to a "song of the day" podcast from KEXP.
It is available for free on iTunes. Yesterday, after downloading over 300 free songs, I have finally waded through the so-so and distilled my favorites to about 50 new songs and artists. If you're into music you should check it out. I can't believe it is legal, since I got titles like Peter Bjorn and John, Matt and Kim, She and Him, Rodrigo and Gabriela, Plants and Animals, Blitzen Trapper and Sufjan Stevens. And those are just a few of the names I knew already...
Anyway, now you are more or less caught up. Love you all. Enjoy the pictures.
|Appreciating our fuzzy friend from a distance|
|A tarantula and daddy long legs on my garage wall|
|Aeden on the watch tower|
|This BLM ranger led Telia's hike. He possesses more knowlege than anyone person should have or share.|
|Our friend and colleage Jennifer Kim in front of an old abandoned homestead|
|So cute. She was highlighting the keyboard|