Tag Archives: photography

Gifts of root and wing

I’m sitting in this little house in the woods month after everlasting month growing fat sturdy roots into the earth.  Down, down, down, go my roots.  Past the fading couch, past the basement with its wood stove, past the clay … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Friday morning psalm of your grandma’s gingerbread cake and sweet Joe-Pye Weed

We’ll start this Friday morning psalm with a fleeting memory of your grandma’s gingerbread cake, or that strawberry rhubarb pie, or those sugar cookies she served you with a cold glass of milk. While you lick the crumbs of memory … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

One year memories of Positano, Italy wedding

Such a nostalgic day!  One year ago today–June 22, 2019–our daughter and her fiance married in Positano, Italy. It was the trip of a lifetime.  Twenty of us traveled across the ocean from the United States to see the bride … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 40 Comments

Porcupine, bear, lake trout & crunchy grasshoppers

Lots has been happening in our Little House in the Woods.  I seem to forget, at times, that we’re still in the midst of a pandemic.  Here are a few highlights: At 1 a.m. on Sunday morning a noise startled … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

After the storm

Storms sweep around, between and through us all the time. Nature sometimes delivers with a vengeance, doesn’t she? Viruses, bacteria, parasites, cancer, heart attacks, tornados, fires, hurricanes. Storms sweep through our lives, often arriving unexpectedly, tearing up trees, homes, emotions. … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Hungry bear in the neighborhood

We’ve experienced a little excitement in our neck of the woods this week.  On Monday morning we awoke at 6 a.m. to a broken bird feeder and garbage strewn about the lawn. “I think we’ve been visited by a bear,” … Continue reading

Posted in May, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , | 26 Comments

The herd is our brother, too

All week I intended to share a poem here.  Written six days ago.  I lounged on the couch in pajamas pre-dawn last Wednesday, happily anticipating quiet peaceful meditation.  Instead, a poem lassoed me.  The poem circled its rope from the … Continue reading

Posted in May, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 58 Comments

Back in the blogging saddle (yet again)

Dear Blog Readers, I know it’s been almost ten months since last writing here.  No excuses.  The muse simply departed and headed elsewhere.  No huge creative outpourings arose.  The camera rarely clicked.  My WordPress plan expired and they insisted upon … Continue reading

Posted in May, 2020 | Tagged , , , , , | 47 Comments

Once upon a partridge and other spring mailbox stories

Imagine walking to the mailbox, afternoon after afternoon.  Out the front door, down the three circular wooden steps onto cement and grass and gravel.  To your right lies a garden (in springtime newly planted) and to your left a tall … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , | 38 Comments

In which I see my first UFO

I intended to write a nice calm environmentally friendly post about a lovely Sunday morning sashay around the woods with a camera.  About this very special time of year when the temperatures hover below freezing and the snow has condensed … Continue reading

Posted in April, 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 56 Comments