Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday doorway: laundry and prayer flags

for years this balcony has welcomed small gatherings of international students.
even in winter they bundle up and sit out and talk late into the night.
sometimes the talk is serious but mostly these students laugh together.
o, how they laugh.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I 'toad' you so

frog concert on the the side of a fountain in Gordon Hayward's garden

Monday, September 28, 2009

the will to survive

in all living things there is such a will to survive.
out of the struggle sometimes such beauty is born.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

move over nessie

this isn't exactly 'champ'--vermont's answer to the loch ness monster.
'champ' has been sighted in lake champlain, about three hours northwest of brattleboro.
this little serpent hangs out in the confluence between the west and connecticut rivers.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

At Dutton's Farm Stand

a vast field of mums.
when i passed they were being watered by dueling swords of spray.

these blossoms followed the fence like a child's bright crayon outline.

Friday, September 25, 2009

skywatch friday: the view from the porch

the open meadow,
the verge of trees.
i guess i just imagined the part about the mountains.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

This old house Thursday: four red pillows

the view is of open meadow
with a verge of trees leading up to a distant host of hazy-blue mountains

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

portrait wall--art installation on high street

look what happens when a photo booth comes to town

Monday, September 21, 2009

ferry across the susquehanna river

Here you are, Jacob.
This is the sister to the ferry we took.
I snapped this as we were pulling up to the dock.

the paddlewheeler took about twenty minutes
to travel one mile
across the widest stretch of the river.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Brattcat's back in town

kudos to simkitty for holding down the fort over the last week.
she had to hire a locksmith to get in (my husband's bad) and tend to the brattcat's brattcat.
how's that for heroic?
thank you all for leaving great comments for her.

i've returned from maryland to find autumn
on the tongues of the lilies.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

this old house Thursday: tapirgal's homestead

A couple of months ago I posted what I thought was Tapirgal's homestead.
Local historian, Charles Marchant, told me he thought I was one house off.
This, he believes, is the actual old Joy family residence.
Sorry to have mislead you, Tapirgal.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Charlie Lives Here

little dog with a
lot of yap

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

babes in the woods

on saturday a black bear crossed the track.
i didn't have my camera ready.
but yesterday these two fawns dashed across the road,
then turned back, curious.

Monday, September 7, 2009

where time has stopped

who knew it could be so easy
to halt the march of time?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

dancing with horses

in gordon hayward's meadow
on a perfect september afternoon

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Conspiracy of Hydrants

on september 3rd,
Boise Diva of Boise Daily Photo posted a hydrant sporting a garland.
here in Brattleboro I found this little red dude dressed in Ralph Lauren.
is this happening where you live too?
is there a conspiracy of hydrants?

Friday, September 4, 2009


In memory of Lenore Blegvad,
gifted artist and author,
dearly loved,
sorely missed.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Swedish house, too

Jacob of Ocala, Florida posted a Swedish house this morning.
All the way up,
at the other end of the East Coast,
in Vermont,
we have Swedish houses, too.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


looking east, toward new hampshire,
across the placid surface of a fountain

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Theme Day: BIG

BIG MESS: my daughter's room five years ago

BIG IMPROVEMENT: same view of my daughter's room today