October 17, 2014

the light at the end

if this week was a tunnel

(and it was)

then tonight

is the light




wishing you a weekend filled with light





October 15, 2014

gratitude leak

It’s another one of those weeks when I can’t see the forest for the trees.

Or something like that.

At least the trees are extra pretty just now.

On Monday two herons flew past my house, just at the moment
I looked out my window. They were quite low in the sky,
and one turned, just as I looked up, and flew straight over my house.

It was a gift, or a blessing, or at the very least,
enough to make me smile for a moment.

It makes me smile now just thinking about it.

A gift then.

A deep breath in a week when I can’t catch mine.

I am grateful.




October 13, 2014

mum’s the word

Well, grand-mum, actually …

And I am over the moon.


Wishing you a week filled with good surprises.





October 10, 2014

friday smile

This photo keeps making me laugh, my silly girl kitty
sleeping with the tip of her nose resting against a file box.

I kind of know how she feels, it’s been another week
with my own nose to the grindstone.

This weekend, I must remember to look up.

I hope you do, too.


Wishing you a weekend of blue skies and good times



October 8, 2014

pictures of you

we’re all the same
we’re all different

the earth has birthed us
the sky keeps us whole

we sing the same song
and tomorrow forgives us

forgets us
protects us

from the wind
that genuflects us

 heads bowed
shoulder to shoulder

in the choir
of existence




October 6, 2014

october monday

The world is colored with orange and brown, red and gold, green and amber. Autumn’s prism, with it’s own brilliant rainbow.

Just outside my window sits the perfect purple of Monkshood, jewel-toned and majestic, overlord of the fall garden.

It was a cold weekend, rainy and grey and busy with work and painting, books and the fire.

And just like that, I’ve fallen into fall.

Head over heels, in love.




October 3, 2014

some days, some weeks

it all just gets away from me.

good thing there’s a weekend for catching up…




October 1, 2014

nature’s bounty

just outside my window

berries that age like wine

flavored by the passage of time

food for bird

food for thought

food for tomorrow





September 29, 2014

sometimes it’s hard to see your shadow

It’s been a year of changes, small changes mostly, adding up to a slight shift in balance.

Mornings have been foggy lately, literally and metaphorically, which is why we have tea, and sunshine. There hasn’t been a lot of sleeping going on, so burning off the fog takes time.

I sleep, I don’t sleep, I discard, reorganize, tame the garden, again. I write, I read, I write.

Tiny changes becoming habits, shedding pounds and detritus, aging my way into a place less frantic. Some days it feels possible, others, not so much.

Either way, here I am. The view shifts with the seasons, the trees grow taller, the row of pines that died has been replaced by a melange of trees and shrubbery planted by birds. They did the work for me, made all the decisions, filled in all the holes.

I let them take back what was already theirs, and they know the truth of that.

We sing together, on mornings like these, and the mockingbird records us. He is the record-keeper, always claiming the tallest tree.

I walk through the fog and listen to the whispers of days gone by, roots and memory twining up my ankles.

The sun is my keeper and night is my forest.

I forage, store, search for more.






September 26, 2014

away they go…


Into a burning away fog on a crisp Friday morning.

Happy travels, I say, happy travels.


Wishing you a weekend of light-filled journeys.






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