Thursday, April 30, 2009

how I found the wormhole in the backyard

I went out to the backyard after dinner to take pictures of the wildflower patch.
I got down on my hands and knees to get a closer look.

I looked up just in time to see the rosemary behind the wildflower patch, unfurling its octopus arms.

Right before my eyes, the coreopsis started growing taller on their stems,
like something out of 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'.

The wildflowers started to sway dizzily in the breeze.
A trio of gaillardia clasped leaves and began to dance a circle dance.
I started to feel a little drowsy.

A tiny blossom popped out and whispered in my ear,
"You know, some call us 'Blanket Flower.'
You seem sleepy.
Would you like to lie down?
If you get cold, we will cover you up."

The garden began to spin as I laid down my head.

Suddenly I noticed the wormhole open.

I tried to take more pictures, but the camera stopped working...


  1. I think you just hypnotized me.

  2. aerial whirlpool!!... sweet.., What technique did you use?... rotate the camera as you snap, or some other picasa technique...?.. ~ cheers ~ bangchik

  3. It was a complete accident. Right before I went in the house, I just started pointing the camera at the ground every-which-way and fired off a bunch of shots. Most of them were just blurry, except the last two.

  4. I'm gettin into this tale...!

  5. Came here from your comment at Iris/Society garlic - and glad I did, Caroline- what a fun post!

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

  6. Beautiful! Thanks for the out-of-the-ordinary post!

  7. What fun! I love how you made a story out of a couple of blurry photos. Great blanketflower photo, by the way.