Wednesday, November 30, 2011

let's warm the cider

and stir it with a cinnamon stick.
i'll pour two mugs,
one for you, one for me.
and what shall we nibble on while we're sipping?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

november unclasps her hair

she stretches and yawns
in the amber dusk

Monday, November 28, 2011

sweet morning

with powdered sugar on her lips

Sunday, November 27, 2011

40 years

and still purring...

happy anniversary mr. brattcat

Saturday, November 26, 2011

snow lace outside


curtain lace within

Friday, November 25, 2011

hush little world

the sun
is settling down
to sleep

Thursday, November 24, 2011

hoping your feast doesn't fall flat

but even if it does,
remember:
a bad feast makes a good story.

happy thanksgiving!
and happy birthday, terry, whose feasts never fall flat.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

you don't need a weatherman

to know which way the fish goes

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

and what would you do with these?

for those of you who are wondering...i don't have a clue
and for those who asked if i made my own cranberry sauce
the answer is i used to,
but my daughters prefer the gelatinous stuff in a can.
go figure.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

blues...we're restoring roads and bridges and houses,

but no one has relieved this tree of the blues snagged during tropical storm irene

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

when i posted an image of one of my knitted orphalines a while back

genie, of paris and beyond, fell in love with it.

"may i have one just like it?" genie asked. "i'll pay a handsome price."

hmmm, i thought, something very beautiful could be done with a handsome price...

"sure thing," i told genie.

so while genie went to paris


i selected the yarn, planned the color scheme, picked up the needles

et voila, with a knit, and a purl, and a click, click, click
this jaunty fellow entered the world...

and is now happily residing with genie in alabama.

genie would welcome naming suggestions.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ellie, the acrobat who lives next door in the purple house,

performed for an audience of neighbors on sunday.
notice the bare feet...the temperature was 40 degrees f.
and it didn't take long for her toes to turn as rosy as her sweater...
but being a professional, she never missed a trick.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

for you, dear leda,

the moon in a basket.

happy birthday,
cherished friend!

Friday, November 11, 2011

have you ever been

inside the u.n.?

(baby brattcat flew home last night and her chair looks so empty at our diningroom table...we miss you baby brattcat!)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

the tangled hair of autumn

combed by fingers of light

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

with mounds of snow in the background, a bouquet of the last summer flowers

for all of you who have come to visit during my long absence...thank you!
(welcome new followers indo panama, eli, and choppography)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

vet clinic door decor...

do you think the pets notice?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

please don't

leaf me this way

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

on sunday morning, this porch shimmered like a jeweled necklace

around the porcelain neck of october

-thank you for the edit, dear malyss-