A is for…

Twayblade Orchid

Contents for “A” parcel

ORIGIN late 16th cent.: from tway (variant of twain) + blade, translating Latin: bifolium .

So I had never heard of twayblade before.  Now I know: two-leaves.  Like idiot-mittens, there is no separating the two.  This twayblade orchid must be magical when you find it in the woods.  I wonder if it has an enchanting fragrance.

It was pretty magical to open up the contents of Paige’s package.  The hay-scented fern had a beautiful fragrance and the contents seemed to multiply. Calendar pages, Ace Hardware bag full of azalea leaves and a paste paper landscape.  The letter “A” commands some respect, being the first letter and all.

Next Paige and I will meet in Canada as two of the 100 visual artists in the Emma International Collaboration  which meets near Big Lake Saskatchewan 2 hours north of Saskatoon. We’re anticipating a couple of letters might develop over the week.

See you in August!


Chilmark Post Office 02535

On 12 July this is where I picked up the letter “A”.  This is truly the town’s center. It shares a green space with the library and the community center and across the street is the general store.  The post office is closed for lunch between 12 & 12:30.  That’s why I had to go to the PO a couple of days in a row.  General Delivery.  All of life should be this simple.  Stay tuned for details on the parcel’s contents.