tell me about your picture.
it’s my dog.
and where is the rest of him?
don’t you see him?
yes, i do now.
“in complex trains of thought signs are indispensable.”
-george henry lewes
with fall comes the ultimate scourge of lawn work: raking leaves. all of those gorgeous, oxygen-giving trees in your backyard become instruments of torture, littering their leafy bounty all over the lawn and sidewalk.
according to the inventor of the the leaf pants, the leaves aren’t the problem. it’s the rake – that pronged nightmare that strains backs, blisters hands, and poses a real threat if left lying in the grass. but a leaf-blower isn’t the answer either. instead, the inventor insists, what humanity needs is a method that is “compatible with the natural body movement of a person.”
enter the ‘leaf chaps’, a pair of zip-on, flexible tubes that slip over pant legs with a net fastened between the two so you can gather leaves as you stroll. the net corrals the leaves and collects them in front of you, so with just a few extra steps, you’re forming piles that are easily picked up later.
not merely convenient, the chaps also promise to make you more productive. rather than struggle with bulky tools, do something you’d be doing anyway (walking around your lawn), while getting work done! sure, that walk is more like a waddle, but that’s the price you pay for innovation.
“if you’re not prepared to be wrong,
you’ll never come up with anything original.”
– sir ken robinson
credits: mental floss magazine
of course it is a worm family birthday party.
“the poet makes silk dresses out of worms.”
proud to have worked really hard
with my colleagues
on this chilly fall morning
to help to make the shelter
a better place for those who need it
put their garden
to bed this fall
new possibilities there
for them to awaken to next spring.
a woodstock moment – 40+ years later
on a whim, a young duo went to the legendary festival
only to be captured in a memorable image
two in half a million:
bobbi kelly and nick ercoline greet the dawn
on august 17, 1969.
“this is the way to hear music, i think,
surrounded by rolling hills and farmlands, under a big sky.”
― uwe michael lang, The Road to Woodstock
credits: burk uzzle (photo), life magazine, tim dumas, smithsonian magazine
first time ever
on a school bus
on a field trip
looking at the world
full of wonder.
“good things come, and i’m not just referring to riding the buses.”