1. Shonen Knife - “Pop Tune”

     
     
  2. - fairy lights -

     

  3. Of course…

    …my summer photo project and my recent obsession with magic has nothing to do with time slipping through my fingers like water, and the wish that I could hold on to it just a little longer, and make this summer last forever.

      Nothing at all…

     

  4. "You know, I do believe in magic. I was born and raised in a magic time, in a magic town, among magicians. Oh, most everybody else didn’t realize we lived in that web of magic, connected by silver filaments of chance and circumstance. But I knew it all along. When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it. See, this is my opinion: we all start out knowing magic. We are born with whirlwinds, forest fires, and comets inside us. We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get put on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age. Told to grow up, for God’s sake. And you know why we were told that? Because the people doing the telling were afraid of our wildness and youth, and because the magic we knew made them ashamed and sad of what they’d allowed to wither in themselves."
    — Robert McCammon, Boy’s Life
     
  5. Other Variations, GPOYW

     
  6. - GPOY It’s just a kind of magic W -

       (A variation on the GPOY I posted yesterday.)

     “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”- Roald Dahl

      Related to my summer photo project - Magic. Faerie folk, ghosts, mystery and wonder. Scientific marvels, secrets of space and time, things that couldn’t possibly be true, ritual and deed, the granting of gifts, dark tidings, signs and portents, flim-flam, the knowledge of ancients, sleight of hand, whispers in the dark, the thing under the bed, wishes three, and witchcraft.  

      “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.”- W. B. Yeates

     

     
  7. - Time Vortex -

     
  8. - rear window, country roads -

     
  9. - country ghosting -

     
  10. - the business of bees -