Sunday, September 30, 2007

Summer into Fall

Saturday's gardening class: going underground, learning all about soil. We cleared huge beds, loosened the soil, and prepared these reborn beds for Fall. I loved the no mercy weeding, clearing the slate to begin a new. Here's the last harvest from the Summer garden (baking in the October sun: corn, squash, chard, carrots, beets, rhubarb)

We cut back the Summer's overgrowth of salvia leucantha--it's now in vases all over the apartment. The softest, fuzziest of flowers, it grows like a weed in the Bay Area.

Kaleidoscopic Sunday: brunch in a friend's sun soaked kitchen, Blue Bottle New Orleans style iced coffee & peach muffins. Followed by a trip to the SFMOMA to see the most wild, interactive exhibit I've been to in years: the Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Reminded me of Bill Viola & James Turrell yet was completely different. Light. Perception. Color. Moss walls. Walk-in kaleidoscopes. Water. Earth. Glaciers melting. Totally indescribable. Examples from his website:

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