July 20, 2016

A Pause

Due to complications from hitting my head, I'll be on hiatus for a spell.  Breathe in summer, breathe in light. Heal.

July 13, 2016

Wave Hill and Art

A nice jaunt to nearby Wave Hill in the Bronx yesterday. 

View of the Hudson River
Goliath Allium I think this was called 

These look like roses, don't they?

Near their small but pleasant cafe, a large room that once entertained famous musicians and celebrities including Mark Twain. 

Water garden
Compelling paths
And an art gallery

Where we were fortunate enough to meet the artist, Joiri Minaya, as she was working on an installation of her piece entitled #dominicanwomengooglesearch, an interactive display (look her up, so interesting) 

Plus mad crazy comfortable chairs to just sit and gaze at the sky.

July 9, 2016

My Hogwarts

A writing day at Manhattanville's Castle, old stomping grounds and a favorite place.

Love a chair with carved beasts

These quiet rooms 

And under the tree where it all started...

July 8, 2016

Really Tiny Homes

As seen on display at the Norwalk Public library in Connecticut. 

Max and pals

Tiny cats
Best for last.

July 6, 2016


On a walk yesterday by a serene seaside park, snapping shots of some appealing looking trees. Afterwards a woman comes up to me, very energetic, and says she noticed me taking photos and was it of poison ivy because she takes photos of it and goes to city hall to demand they rid the area of such danger etc and would I want to join her in her safety campaign ... Horribly cheerful to boot. Masks all sorts of sins, the relentlessly cheery. Ah well, I extricated myself and found some rose hips - now they are something to be cheery about!

Rose hips say summer to me

June 29, 2016

New poem

So pleased to have a new poem up at Woman Around Town. This one, Tappan Zee, speaks of a bridge I have traveled across many times. You can access the poem at womanaroundtown.com

June 22, 2016

Strawberry moon

I like the composition and dreamy feel of this photo, taken night of the solstice.

June 21, 2016

Summer reading - let the games begin!

We have a reading road trip theme at a library and we are about to have our summer kick off party.
Paige Turner is heading across the country - 

Paige is helping to keep Austin weird!

Paige is shooting the Rapids at the Grand Canyon.

The dudes on Mount Rushmore - or a bunch of rockers?

Lake Bemidji in Minnesota, one of the many places that lay claim to Paul Bunyan.

The Iowa state fair (been there! Mighty cool).
A purrmaid and a dogfish spotted at Florida's Weeki Watchee.
And home sweet home ( ready to read!).