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
Enjoy!

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!).

June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day


My father was a devoted gardener, the sort who pours over catalogs all winter, plotting their garden designs, who would give a tour of the garden soon after I arrived, telling me all about his blooms.  I have not really inherited his green thumb but my sister and I both adore flowers and a good garden. These orange beauties were always in abundance come summer.



June 15, 2016

Interview, a bit late to the table

I was so pleased to be included in the poet interviews with Adam Levon Brown. 
The interview can be read by heading to his website www.Adamlevonbrown.org



June 14, 2016

Tassie

Old snaps, sentimental by way of sorting through boxes... our wee dog, Ta.




My mom was happy to show him off. Great dog in a line of great dogs, beloved 

June 8, 2016

Breadcrumbs reading


Was happy to be reading with great fellow writers Sunday for Breadcrumbs. 

It's a great concept -write something inspired by a previous piece, a breadcrumb. My piece will be released in the fall, but was glad to share it with the folks who drove through awful rain to Little Madison Kitchen in Larchmont, NY.
Here's a screen shot of their latest piece, a terrific story by Ken Valenti. Go to the site, read the work, submit, support, share.


May 9, 2016

A favorite illustrator

Out of print treasures such as this lovely - Blueberries Lavender by Nancy Dingman Watson and illustrated by a favorite artist, Erik Blegvad. Some charming poetry and as gorgeous line art.







 

April 30, 2016

Walking the Rye marshlands








Someone thoughtful left a perfect walking stick propped up against a tree. Grateful.





If I press my hands against this, will I find myself back in time? In Scotland? Hmmm.


Better to Be Here Now


Field of deer

On both sides of me (note to self, check for ticks)


And avoid the turkeys (good life rule in general).

April 29, 2016

Woodstock

Popped in my old stomping ground on our way back home.

Birdhouse 


Lovely stream 
Really liked this curved fence.


Upstate









Lake at the end of the road


View of Lake Champlain from a fifth floor window