Ephemeral Objects

With Ephemeral Objects, I honor the structures of the natural world, form at its root. By presenting these natural objects out of context it is my intent to bring attention to the creations of these “lowly” architects and admiration for their unique construction and beauty.

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I call butterflies
to me to die.
The tattered ones
come day in day
out, tired and frayed.
I respect the remains of
beauty. I will hold you dear
while your last flutter
breaks the afternoon calm.
I cherish your dust
of hue and petal,
embossed memory
made of flight.

Have you ever made something from a natural object you found? Do you have any natural ‘sculptures’ displayed in your home? I would enjoy hearing about your experiences with found objects.

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About vsvevg

Hello, I'm Abby Smith. I started this blog in 2010 to write about the pursuit of a self-sustainable life in rural Mexico. In 2015, my then-husband and I moved to Nicaragua, where we created a successful farm-to-table and in-house charcuterie program for a high-end beach resort. In 2022, with mad butchery and cheese-making skills under my belt, I started a sustainable food systems consulting business. Happily, I also have more time for my first love-- writing about food and the complexities of the simple life.

4 thoughts on “Ephemeral Objects

    • That’s a cool idea. I have never used paint in my work, thoughI have applied gold and silver leaf to things to change their color and precious’em up 🙂 Fun, that is the key. Thank you for continuing to read vsvevg Kate, xoa


  1. I have a fondness for agate and stone although (as you likely guessed) they are more family “heirlooms” than objects chosen by me from nature. Still, I have always been drawn to the sense of timelessness and permanence they represent.

    • I love to find a cool stone, and that is exactly why, the timelessness. Bound and Determined in My muse, refuse is a good exmple, and its agate!

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