local to local

Daily observations at or near Two Dot Spot, written by hand on the backs of postcards that record with ink and coffee a few minutes of the earth's orbit around the sun. The cards are physically mailed from Two Dot, Montana to those who have requested them...local to local. Ruth Marie Tomlinson

7.23.2012... quarter cloud cover, slight wind

I woke this morning just at sunrise and was startled out of my bed by a giant flock of birds in the yard. I’ve tried all morning to identify them as something other than starlings, but the traveling hoard suggests otherwise. Even before fully waking I registered them as being too many… Hitchcockish. There’s been another bird in the yard that I have been stalking. I think it may be a Brewer’s blackbird. There have been goldfinches as well. But now it is the hot middle of the afternoon, the insect hours: flies, bees, ants, butterflies. The hay in my neighbor’s field was raked and baled this morning. It is a mark of summer passing. I could make the comparison of a drawing being rolled and delivered for exhibition. Larry McMurtry compared herding words to herding cattle…I guess there is a metaphor in everything.