Thursday, May 31, 2012

the best things in life are

 free.

(oak street, brattleboro)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

bird song

 birdwatchers
move so quietly in their search...
always listening,
eyes seeking the sudden rush of feather,
 the soft breast swelling with song.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

the farm manager's office

does your desk look this tidy?

talk about old-school typewriters...

(billings farm)

Monday, May 28, 2012

got milk?

taken at the billings farm in woodstock, vermont

Sunday, May 27, 2012

dearest julie

may your flour and sugar bins always be filled with the finest ingredients.
and may the food you make be as sweet and satisfying to your lips as it is to ours.
happy birthday, beloved friend.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

at the billings farm

this path divided the oxen from the cows and horses.
do you suppose this would have been as peaceable a kingdom without the fences?

Friday, May 25, 2012

the balloon girl

when our daughters were young,
every now and then mr. brattcat would leave an inflated balloon
at their seat at the diningroom table.
they'd find the colorful, simple gift waiting for them when they toddled down the stairs for breakfast.
we told them the balloon man had come during the night.
they were always dazzled.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

hand painted sink


at the historic
billings farm and museum 
in woodstock, vermont

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

isn't spring

luscious?

(thank you all for your kind comments during my absence)

Monday, May 14, 2012

i'll be away for a week

see you when i get "baa"ck

Sunday, May 13, 2012

take me


out
 to the
ballgame...

(i apologize for these less than stellar images,
but my hands were jiggly excited and he was very fast!)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

who needs toys

 when
 there is sunlight
 to
play with

Friday, May 11, 2012

if i were a wee furry mouse

i'd scurry under that red door.
and what do you think i'd find there?

Thursday, May 10, 2012

in providence, rhode island

each yard thrilled passersby...
it was like taking a long and luscious ride on a color wheel

Friday, May 4, 2012

i'll leave you to divvy up

this vermont apple pie
while i'm on the road for a week
bon apetit, mes amies.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

which cookie

would you chose?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

it took a few days popping in and out of bakeries

to pack on a few extra pounds.
i may have to inflict bakery images on you for at least as long
while i work those pounds off.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

theme day, may 2012: bakeries

i felt compelled to buy something from each bakery i visited this week.
thanks heaps, cdp.