April 29, 2016


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


Lovely stream 
Really liked this curved fence.


Lake at the end of the road

View of Lake Champlain from a fifth floor window 

April 27, 2016


Point the arrow North and follow winter's slow retreat

April 22, 2016

Poetry April

So pleased to have my poem, Perspective, on the No Extra Words podcast. I'm reading it - I found an app to record it and did so feeling madly techie the entire time. 
Another good thing this lovely month of celebrated poetry is having four lines from my poem, Backstory, riding around on buses as part of an inspired poetry event by Norwalk, Connecticut 's very own poet laureate, Laurel Peterson. 
If you are on a bus in Norwalk, enjoy the poetry snippets by assorted poets, and here's the photo to guide you to listen to the podcast. 

April 17, 2016

Sunday Quote

Be a songbird, not a parrot. 

- Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poetry as Insurgent Art

Alice (New York Historical Society Museum)

April 3, 2016

Sunday Quote

It is the still, small voice that the soul heeds, not the deafening blasts of doom.

- William Dean Howells

April 1, 2016

Spring unspools

I've been down with the worst cold and it seems that Spring was very busy while I had my nose buried in a box of tissues.

But where are all the turtles?

March 29, 2016

New poem up

My poem, Come What May, is now up at the wonderful Woman Around Town. 

They have published three other poems of mine previously and I'm always so pleased to be represented there. 

March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!

Go out with joy, and be led forth with peace.

- Isaiah 55:12

March 8, 2016


Visiting the cairn at Purchase college while up there. I am a fan of Andy Goldworthy's work and it's a pleasure to be able to say hello to this piece when I'm in the area.

And a magnificent neighboring sculpture of sorts, wrought from seed and God of all mysteries...

February 28, 2016

Sunday Poem (just out today) in lieu of quote

Happy to have a poem out on Woman Around Town.  This is my third poem with them and I love how they present the pieces with beautiful photos.

Follow this link for my poem, Out of the Blue. 


Happy Sunday!

February 20, 2016

Sunday Quote

Forget everything bad. Remember love.

- John Patrick Shanley

February 5, 2016

January 29, 2016


Goodbye Paul Kantner, your music was important to me and others. We are losing so many lately, aren't we?

January 24, 2016


For the lights staying on, the plow coming through, being strong enough to shovel, Advil, hot cocoa and coffee, polartec, the beauty of winter, staying safe and warm. Oh yeah, and leftover Chinese food. 
Feeling blessed and grateful.

Snow day

The only one out on the pristine street

Except this fella

Even his dog coat wasn't much help. I dug trails three different times and the snow filled them all in within an hour.  
Tomorrow will be better, little dog.

January 23, 2016

Snow forth and have some tea

So grateful we have power. Light and heat are everything right now. Everyone stay cozy and safe.

January 2, 2016

Sunday Quote

You can't laugh and be afraid at the same time.
-Stephen Colbert

And Tucker agrees.

January 1, 2016

Welcome 2016

A lovely quote by T.S. Eliot. The person who designed this lovely poster misspelled his name so I have edited it out (a lesser crime than mine as I pinched this off of Pinterest). So I start this year with a theft of words that summon up that desire for newness, the hope that there is hope and second acts and third chances. Amen to that and here's to a blessed new year.