May 2019

May is my favorite month.  It unfurls into roses—their display of pink petal is bawdy, their fragrance lasciviously abuzz with bees.  It lasts but a few weeks before it crumbles, scattering onto the winds and cool rains that the Three Chili Saints bring mid-month. 


This May was wetter than any in recent memory—and in some places, wetter than any on record.  The Rio Grande is full, and so are the damn lakes to the north and the south of ABQ.  And the mountain is a singing green.  And the valley floor is too.  Everywhere is green and soft and thick with mud.


So, the butterfly migration has arrived to feast on hundred-year flowers; to mate and lay eggs that will hatch into wriggling green larva.  Some will make it through, fattening themselves on garden favorites before nesting into cocoons, and beginning again.  But some will find themselves in the grasp of a hunting wasp.  And so it goes.


wing * stone *ephemera

Amulets to Protect and Portend

Jewelry Handmade in ABQ, NM, USA

Jessica deGruyter

Amulets to Protect & Portend


Jewelry Handmade in ABQ, NM, USA


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Cloud Shadow on Green Mountain

All the birds have flown up and gone; A lonely cloud floats leisurely by. We never tire of looking at each other - Only the mountain and I. Never tire of looking at cloud shadow blue and mountain green wing and stone. Sterling silver, fine silver, silver solder, 24k gold, enameled copper, acrylic, rose cut tourmaline, boulder opal cabochon, green gossular garnet specimen, emerald crystal specimen, preying mantis wing specimen, fennel flower specimen.

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