dance #294, himalayan balsam

dance #294, himalayan balsamSaturday October 10, 2009

Himalayan balsam

12:00-1:30 p.m. Wandering through High Park. Checking out the near-ripe seed pods of the Himalayan balsam growing week-like through the park. Invasive Impatiens. The seed pods store massive quantities of potential energy. Silently waiting. Spring loaded. Ready to pop. I trick Dorion, getting him to touch the pods. Kerpow! One explodes and he jumps back. Seeds sprung, flung. Many of the pods are still unripe, and I approach them cautiously, testing them out, not wanting to pop them before they are ready. The dance is this tentative touching as I feel-out the energy each pod stores.

Alice came home from her hunting trip. The day was stunning. Bright, sunny, and cool. Fall.

~ by nmyers on October 11, 2009.

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