Wash, Dry and Upside-down Flying Charles

#86 – Tuesday November 6th

I’ve always loved the beginning of November. No more dressing up for all Hallows Eve, and a brief respite before the unrelenting force of holidays. Bright crisp days, nights to bring the blanket up tight. With November, I’m in my element.

I don’t remember when I first encountered René Magritte’s The Treachery of Images (This is Not a Pipe), but it was the beginning of my interest in the interaction between language and images. There was a time when I faithfully submersed myself in the study of Surrealism, and while I’ve moved on to my own explorations of these interactions, there are still moments that bring me back. One such happened this week, and in the garden no less. So here is a short video inspired by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali’s surrealist 1929 film. “Un Chien Andalou” (An Andalusian Dog)

Another garden treat, a flower past its prime, still beautiful.

Thanks for reading, and watching.

Charles