October 7, 2015

Early Autumn walk

This tree is the first being to greet you as you enter the grounds. I am fond of trees bearing their names.

The way its old limbs sprawl reminds me of the great southern oak we saw in South Carolina.

October 4, 2015

Sunday Quote

Everything is hard before it is easy. 
- Goethe

September 18, 2015

The chapbook arrived

And I am so pleased with it. Worth the wait.  If you are interested in getting your very own copy, go to the Finishing Line Press website or, eventually, Amazon, where it will soon also be available.

September 13, 2015

Sunday Quote

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.

- W.B. Yeats 

September 7, 2015

Sunday Quote

Loved this sign on a wall in either Scotland or England (many stops on road trip, it blurs).

September 4, 2015

Short Story out

Happy to have my short story, Eva's Ocean, in the 2015 edition of The Westchester Review.

August 31, 2015

Goodbye to a Great Dog

My dear friend's dog, Moonlight, passed away this weekend. Moonie was a great family dog, a loyal companion, and possibly part Wookie. You will be deeply missed, Moonlight.

August 22, 2015

Alnwick gardens

At the garden and the castle in Alnwick, Northumberland, England

Appropriately called Sunnyside Up

Looking up

The only fountain without scads of children splashing about..a hot day
A magic door

August 11, 2015


Out and about this lovely city
It's the Fringe festival crowds and high season for tourists

Sword swallower outside of the museum

Cool heads ruling in the museum but it's wild around town

August 6, 2015

A little more Vermont

Best movie theatre and terrific restaurant.  Waitsfield, The Big Picture.
Noontime bear sighting on Bragg Hill
Yes, we were thrilled (and happily in my car)
Very happy to see nature from my car when nature is a bear (who looks small here but was not at all)
Of course this trash monster in Burlington was pretty alarming too :)

Always a beautiful spot in Warren to relax
And a shop in Waitsfield that is straight out of a fairy tale.


Evening on Bragg Hill

A light drizzle at the swimming hole