Category Archives: may

noble art.



agenda for the last sunday of may:

leave things undone


“besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.

the wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.”

-lin yutang






may, 2023, barton nature area, ann arbor, michigan, usa

at last, may.


yes it was yesterday, i think they may have over-celebrated and lost count. 

the fairy dance

the soft stars are shining,

the moon is alight;

the folk of the forest

are dancing tonight:

o swift and gay

is the song that they sing:

they float and sway

as they dance in a ring.

o seek not to find them,

the wee folk so fair;

they’re shy as the swallow

and swift as the air:

if you come, they are gone

like a snowflake in may:

like a breath, like a sigh,

they vanish away.


-katherine davis (1892-1980)




image source: peter gray’s vintage art and postcards