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Celebrate human powered transportation in whatever form you wish

my favorite form of transportation human powered or not is riding a bike i will be celebrating bicycling soon and will post my quest results for now please enjoy this fabulous poem

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Yay, it’s fun to get back to questing!

I made a tiny collagraph. Well, I hope it counts as one!

I love the idea of using scraps, bits, and odd things to make a print. I made mine with q-tips and a heart I cut out of cardboard. I glued them to an empty incense box, inked them, and pressed onto the paper!

Here’s my small (about 1×2 inches) print!

It shows trees and a heart, because I love trees! Or maybe these trees love each other. =)

I just think it’s really cute. This is a fun technique that I’d like to try in different ways in the future.

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Quest #13 might have been a little intimidating.

But the truth is that I found my object almost right away after writing that Quest idea.

I was taking some trash out to the dumpster and there on the ground were long seed pods…

I had never noticed before that there was a tree in that area that drops these.

It may be hard to see in these photos, but they have wonderful twists and curves. They’re a dark, chocolatey brown color with a slight shine. On the ground or on your desk, they sit in a way to seems to imply movement even though they’re still.

I thought about what their magical story might be. Maybe they come from space with little bean-folk riding inside. Maybe they are magic wands the send spirals of sparks flying.

But the other day I discovered their true magic. Once again I was under that tree, but this time it was very windy and I learned something fantastic.

In the strong wind, these pods do move! They blow in dancing spirals and speed back and forth like crazy snakes! The wind propells them, spinning along the ground. How wonderful! That’s their true magic story.

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Emma’s Tree Friend

For Quest #6, I chose to spend some more time with a tree we’ve been friends with for years. And today I discovered some new things!

I noticed something that might be a bird’s nest in one of the branches! I couldn’t get a good photo, though.

Here’s a look at my tree-friend’s bark:

And a special marking:

It’s nice to spend time looking into the world of trees (even if you can’t easily climb up into one):

And I discovered that a cicada had found this tree a nice place to hang out (and molt!), too:

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