You can tell a lot about people by the “stuff” they collect.
For years, we collected piles of junk….. pieces of metal, old furniture, books, taxidermy (really), etc. Ugh. At the time we had 12,000 sq feet of studio space, so like attracted like and it took years to get rid of it all.
(we still have the buffalo head…….)
When “Operation Fix the Osprey Platform” failed on Wednesday, we headed over to Alice and Bill’s place to warm up. They collect miniature orchids, botanical names, seaglass, antique tools, arrowheads, interesting rocks, nature walks, stories, birds, nature books, knowledge of eagle nest locations and local history. And a beautiful Chesapeake workboat that collects crabs, whenever Bill takes her out.
How cool is that?
And check this out – it’s not really a collection, but it is. Or actually, it’s a collection belonging to a yellow-bellied sapsucker, who has drilled dozens of holes in the blue atlas cedar out in front of their house. I suppose that technically, you could say that the sapsucker collected the sap, and Bill and Alice are left with the holes. In any case, lined up like books on a shelf, these holes – up and down the entire trunk of the tree – look and feel like a collection too.