Wednesday, May 27, 2009

no sun

just the patter of rain
on tender new leaves

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

light painting

in its current exhibit
our local museum has an entire room
dedicated to the light paintings of Stephen Knapp.
this photo doesn't do his work justice.
with a single halogen light, dichromatic glass, and brackets
he breaks out of the frame
and makes magic.

Monday, May 25, 2009

monochrome monday: on a clear day

if only we could see into the future
the way we see into the distance
but we would need to know what we were seeing
to form a useful opinion.
this is taken on route 2 in massachusetts
i can't tell you anything about what you're looking at in the distance.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

good to the last drop

if you want a cup of tea
at the Twilight Tea Lounge
you'll have to hurry.
the yellow screen door closes on the 31st.
over the years this space has been
a funeral embalming room
a barbershop
and a place for tea and crumpets.
the tea lounge isn't disappearing entirely.
it's moving next door
to the knitting shop.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

a blizzard of petals

a little rain
and the petals
so proud in the sunshine
float down
to endure
the weight of our feet

Friday, May 22, 2009

sky watch friday: williams college campus

Williamstown, Massachusetts,
about an hour southwest of Brattleboro,
offers museums,
a beautiful campus,
and at least on this day,
a magnificent sky.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

this old house thursday: shy house

hidden behind 
several stocky houses
this slim windowed beauty
has always intrigued me

My husband, also somewhat shy, sends thanks to all.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

the gardener's tools

the gardener
has stepped away
for just a moment
to eat a piece of
birthday cake.
Happy Birthday to my dear husband!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

a pride of bookstores

in our little town we have four bookstores,
two new,
two used.
each has its own character.
i love them all.

Monday, May 18, 2009

petal pushers

we have three florists in town.
this one is called 'Taylor for Flowers'
for years a black dog napped in the shop window throughout the business day.
he's gone now
but the flower shop remains.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

small town chatter

brattleboro may be a small town
but there's always something interesting going on

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Bringing the holiday home: museums

library at ephesus

museum of art in brattleboro

pitt river museum, oxford

I've been at this for a week now and though you have all been wonderfully indulgent I won't try your patience any longer with these travel shots.
Tomorrow, we'll get back to just plain old Brattleboro.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments!

Friday, May 15, 2009

bringing the holiday home: water views

water views in brattleboro, vermont, usa

water views in istanbul, turkey

water views in cirencester, england

Thursday, May 14, 2009

bringing the holiday home: this old house thursday

house "in" a hill: cappadocia

house on a hill: istanbul

house on a hill: england

house on a hill: brattleboro

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bringing the holiday home: street food

Street food in Istanbul

No street food in England but the best pub food I've ever eaten at the best named pub I've ever encountered: The Fox Goes Free

Street food in Brattleboro

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bringing the holiday home: a tale of two members of the camelidae family

Ooops, no camelidae family here, just cows in the English country side.

Llama in winter at the Retreat Petting Farm, Brattleboro

Camel in Cappadocia

Monday, May 11, 2009

bringing the holiday home: a tale of three flocks

Sheep at the ruins of Yoros Castle, Anadolu Kavagi, Turkey

Sheep in Vermont.

Sheep in Charlton, England.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

the slipper knitter

...she carries a plastic bag filled with slippers she has knitted.
she touches my glasses to show me how she must struggle to see.
but there is no sign of struggle in her work which is as bright and flawless as she must have been once,
as I must have been.
...she touches my back
and I wonder how many generations we would have to unravel to find that we are related.
but we are already past what blood ties might mean
we are just two women, one old, one not-quite-so-old,
sitting in the sun of Cappadocia.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

time to mow the grass

Our little lawn had turned into a minor jungle during our absence.

Friday, May 8, 2009

brattcat returns

After a few weeks of globe trotting, I'm happy to return to Brattleboro where spring has fully emerged. Enormous bouquets of thanks to Simkitty for filling in during my absence! And to all of you for making her feel welcome with your great comments.