April 29, 2015

April 26, 2015

Sunday Quote

Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.

- E.L. Doctorow 

April 20, 2015

My Walden

A foggy evening following a chilly day of rain.
Thoreau had his Walden, I have what are called the twin lakes by my city's high school.

I've walked round it with a new babe, with children, husband, pals, but mostly alone, countless times. 

Said goodbye to scarred trees marked with a slash of orange by the city for tear down, celebrated new green life, 

marveled at the ice capturing the water in winter.  Inspiration for a dozen poems, a testament to finding beauty in our daily lives.

And a heartfelt thank you to Parks and Recreation who laid down the fresh mulch on the walking trails

And cares for the beautiful greenery.

April 19, 2015

Sunday Quote

"...I'd guess that you have some purpose to fulfill and that is why you were saved.  But don't get a swelled head over it.  A cabbage has a purpose when someone needs to make soup."

 - the Bard to Jack, The Islands of the Blessed by Nancy Farmer.

April 17, 2015

Be here now

Budding magnolia through my rain tapped car's roof window.

April 14, 2015

Across the pond

Not the global pond but the one here  by the high school, the little library a bright glow across the water.

April 13, 2015

Sunday quote a tad late

If an artist doesn't separate himself or herself from the mainstream no work will get done.

- Maxine Kumin

April 1, 2015

I could live inside a greenhouse

Love these frogs!

I could move into a greenhouse and bloom all winter

Dig those pouty lips, this green man image has more sulky than mythic mischief!

In love with this sliding barn style door

Ah, the restorative power of green

Gilbertie's Herb Farm in Westport, Ct is always a pleasure to visit but never more than early Spring when winter 's cold is hanging on and I feel the need for some serious green.