Adventures with Vincent

East Coast/West Coast lady-o who likes water, architecture, pattern, birds, museums, kids' books, type, trees.
Who I Follow




Arpino, Itlay by Raffaele Camardella via TS


A crimson fire that vanquishes the stars;
A pungent odor from the dusty sage;
A sudden stirring of the huddled herds;
A breaking of the distant table-lands
Through purple mists ascending, and the flare
Of water ditches silver in the light;
A swift, bright lance hurled low across the world;
A sudden sickness for the hills of home.

Willa Cather, 1903

Fragments of sin are a part of me.
New brooms shall sweep clean the heart of me.
      Shall they? Shall they?

When this light life shall have passed away,
God shall redeem me, a castaway.
      Shall He? Shall He?

— Marianne Moore

The Field Book Project

An initiative to increase accessibility to field book content that documents natural history.

How wolves change rivers

Happy Mother’s Day to me!

Orchid Monkeys!

Orchid Monkeys!


Author Harper Lee and actress Mary Badham (Scout) on the set of To Kill a Mockingbird in 1962. 

Today is Lee’s 87th birthday! 

One of my favorite books. What a character Atticus Finch is.

Jason Isbell: Cover Me Up