Monday, May 31, 2010

mother nature

sure does great work

(i'm afraid it's not as lovely as your butterflies, jacob
but still a beauty)

Sunday, May 30, 2010


someone's experiencing a slight wardrobe malfunction

(i'm away for a few days...have a safe, fun weekend)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

can you hear

their squeals of delight?

Friday, May 28, 2010

and since we're on the subject of fruit

is there anything more beautiful than an apricot?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

nothing better on a hot day

than a cold slice of watermelon

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

too hot today

to lounge in a red chair under the blistering sun

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

how many of us are aware

of how often we walk with faeries?

Monday, May 24, 2010

covered bridges

span many a waterway in vermont.
this one brings cars and pedestrians from
one bank of the ottaquechee river to another in

Sunday, May 23, 2010

garden globe

aswirl with dreams
like the colors seen
behind the lids of an unborn child

Saturday, May 22, 2010

she plays the piano,

sings in a chorus, uses e-mail, drives friends to appointments.
she's 95 years old.
she sets a new standard for beauty, energy, and grace, doesn't she?

Friday, May 21, 2010

wouldn't it be fine

to wind up the hill from main street,
coming home to this cozy pink side yard?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

happy birthday, mr. brattcat...

gardener, cabinetmaker, builder of houses,
floral arranger, historian, mathematician,
humanist, father, partner, fixer of all things.
you are an artist in every way
and i am so lucky to be on this journey with you.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

allium globemaster

cradled in the rough palms of our weathered fence

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

scientific observation: cause...decreasing mass of flourless chocolate cake

effect...increasing mass of the human anatomy
enlarge this image if you dare

happy birthday to my father

Monday, May 17, 2010

to the accompaniment of a cellist

those who have lost loved ones shared their stories
to mark the 30th anniversary of brattleboro area hospice

Sunday, May 16, 2010

the thing about gardeners...

each spring they come back
and throw their energies
into their sweet garden beds

Saturday, May 15, 2010

this may look like brain coral, but sauteed in butter

these foraged morel mushrooms taste like
the sweet, smoky pub fare of heaven.

thank you, joanna.

Friday, May 14, 2010

white wraiths hover over tender gardens

protecting them from the withering breath of frost

Thursday, May 13, 2010

inside cafe lotus

mirrored disks wink in the pale rain light
(this one might like to be enlarged)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

black tulips after the storm

dressed in glittering rain drops

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

white petals, slippery as ice,

drop like snow on the brick path

Monday, May 10, 2010

in this barn

cows are welcome, dogs are welcome, people are welcome,
but never, ever, ever, ever are bats welcome, says sweet judy green eyes.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

which would open a path to your heart?

white roses or luscious, sweet, ripe fruit

Friday, May 7, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

the day ended

with the taste of honey on its lips

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

leaving the barn in a halo of light

is sweet judy green eyes

(this is one of those images that is a technical failure but i love it anyway)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

she wanted a carrot, some sugar, at least some spring grass

i had not known i would see her and had nothing with me but my camera.
her disappointment was palpable.
(i know what you're thinking, my friends, but the grass was too short to pull)

Monday, May 3, 2010

a song for the magpie

magpie asked for the eighth image from the eighth file and the story behind it...
arkansas, april, 2004
we came upon this one-of-a-kind motel after seeing a faded billboard promising
river-side rooms...never has a little motel so lived up to and exceeded its promise.
there were many great photos from that day
on a camera less than two weeks very first digital.
this is one of the least successful images but it's the eighth.
magpie, i'd like to opt out of the second half of this challenge but
thank you for tagging me and sending me back to this wonderful memory,
particularly because this is my 500th post at CDP.
thank you all!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

bridal shower

how fortunate is the man who weds her.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

theme day: statue

when our house divided,
385 vermonters marched off to help mr. lincoln reunite the opposing sides.
this statue honors those who tried to make a country whole again.