Monday, December 31, 2012

under a blanket of snow

this christmas creche cow turns her rump on 2012
and looks toward a bright 2013.
wishing you all a safe and satisfying new year

Sunday, December 30, 2012

once the town's high school

now the municipal center.
i've spent many hours on the top floor of this building,
working under the sloping attic ceilings.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

if only every home could be graced

with the bright notes of a flute
and the generous spirit of the flautist.
thank you, dear shelley, for that joyful concert

Friday, December 28, 2012

hello snow

we've been waiting for you.
it's good to be back.
thank you all for your kind wishes.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

happy holiday

hope you are all touched by magic

Friday, November 16, 2012

flying the coop again

back in time for thanksgiving
(don't tell the turkeys)
have a great weekend everyone

Thursday, November 15, 2012

just when vermont lays its sleepy head down for a rest

upstarts of purple
 make it sit back up in bed 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

on a still november afternoon

light filters through the blue-veined air

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

bridgework in brattleboro

been over a year since irene
and we're still picking up the pieces.
but we're definitely making progress.
our thoughts go to all of those in the early stages of recovering from sandy.

Monday, November 12, 2012

taken this summer at the toronto busker's festival

just for today let's imagine this fiddler
is playing happy birthday
to my dear friend leda.
happy birthday, cutie!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012

my spirit swings from birch tree to birch tree

even in grim november.
 vermont this time of year is a threadbare blanket
of delicate beauty.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

gray new england skies

it's t'aint season in the northeast
t'aint autumn, t'aint winter.
dreary skies, though, don't dampen the joy of being home,
even if i do have to depart again next week.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

home and gone again

boarding another plane tomorrow.
back in about ten days.
how small we are, how big the world.
take care, all.

Monday, October 22, 2012

back in brattleboro

with its misty autumn mornings

Sunday, October 21, 2012

a fond farewell to bruges

city of mystery, history, and dreams

Saturday, October 20, 2012

the windmills of bruges

stout little soldiers ever watchful on the berm

Friday, October 19, 2012

bruges at night

a glimpse of the illuminated clock tower from our hotel room window

Thursday, October 18, 2012

displayed in the chocolate museum of bruges

charming tins adorned with portraits of the royal family

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

from behind the clock's face in bruges,

we gazed out over the wind and rain soaked landscape

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

swans ornament the canals in bruges

white pillows of grace afloat in a bed of rippled glass

Monday, October 15, 2012

weary, wet, and footsore visitors to bruges

may still delight in the city
under the canopy of a horse-drawn carriage

Sunday, October 14, 2012

in bruges

around every corner
such stunning surprises
await the intrepid walker

Saturday, October 13, 2012

such lovely lace

can be found in bruges

Friday, October 12, 2012

amazing bruges

please indulge me over the coming week in a series of images 
taken in the timeless city of bruges

Thursday, October 11, 2012

paris: the grand finale...

 delectable moments
 arching moments
 moving moments 
 iconic moments
 profound moments
 pyramidal moments
 matrimonial moments
 alley cat moments
 stone-tender moments
 medieval moments
 private garden moments
 long, sweeping moments
 canal lock moments
pere lachaise moments

au revoir, chere paris

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

wild life on the streets of paris

 in a dress shop on rue d'aboukir
 in the shadow of the louvre
 on pet store row, across from the pont neuf
 outside a montmartre cafe
on boulevard saint-martin

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

the street entertainers of paris

 notre dame
place de furstenberg
sacre coeur
sacre coeur