Monday, August 31, 2009

Weston, Vermont--closing the door

some memories we carry away with us as we close the door and move on.
but some memories remain behind, clinging to the surfaces we touched,
adrift in the vacant air.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

horse at a gallop

remarkable sense of metal in motion
outside the Brattleboro Museum of Art

Thank you all for your kind birthday greetings.
It was a splendid day.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


there were five grandsons in my family
when the doctor told my mother, "it's a girl!"
"you're lying," my mother said.
he wasn't.

Friday, August 28, 2009

skywatch friday: night falling on main street

the dark sets in earlier
we put on cotton sweaters
to walk after dinner.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

This Old Jail House

in the 1800s this building housed Newfane's jail and its hotel,
the hotel occupied one side, the jail the other.
prisoners received the same food as hotel guests.
some people went out of their way to get locked up.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Four Columns, Newfane, Vermont

award winning food,
charming rooms,
located on one of the most photographed village greens in New England

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Old Deerfield Village, Massachusetts

some of the houses here date back to the 17th century.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

back from NYC

nothing like a still pond
after the jangly, larger than life, sensual overload of the big city
new york was great!
but it's good to be home.

Friday, August 21, 2009

another Friday, another sky

taken on a walk earlier this week.
today the sky is gray with rain in the forecast.
heading down to nyc.
gonna get soaked, i think.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

twilight in an overgrown field

who knows what conversations might have been had here,
what secrets shared, 
what dreams begun,
or ended.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Through the doorway

in a tiny mall
with a tailor shop and a restaurant
the glass door on an open studio invites passersby to gaze in and
watch artists at work.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Covered Bridge

over the West River.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

striking the hour at yankee candle

every hour
this couple appears
to strike the bell.

Friday, August 14, 2009

skywatch friday: Yankee Candle Factory

a constellation of glow-in-the-dark stars
on the ceiling of the Yankee Candle Factory 
in Deerfield, Massachusetts 

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bliss at Brattstock

while the music played
this grandfather, this babe
drank from the chalice of sweet dreams.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday Doorway

the congregational church on main street has been undergoing a thorough face-lift

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

delicate pink

both the house
and these tender roses

Monday, August 10, 2009

Brattstock- Red Heart the Ticker

From noon until five 
half hour sets
blues to reggae
crowds of towheads and dredlocks and not-so-much locks.
This duet took third place recently on a Prairie Home Companion competition.
Every performance on Saturday was smokin'.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

say it ain't so

but it's only just august

Saturday, August 8, 2009

tempest in a teacup

my dear friend, Sandie, made a bird spa using her mother's old china.
only a moment before i snapped this a gold finch had been dancing a wild fandango inside it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

skywatch friday: sunset over the meadows

the quality of this shot, poor
the quality of this moment, indescribably beautiful.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

This Old House Thursday: Western Avenue beauty

The lines of this house
strike just the right balance between interest and contentment, don't they?

Thank you Malyss of the beautiful Chronicles From the Shore
for bestowing an "I Love Your Blog" Award on the very shy but delighted Brattcat.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday doorway: my refrigerator

The best friends
are those who bake in your kitchen and leave
four layer cakes behind in your refrigerator
FYI: the cake is gone, dear friends,
please come back soon

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

urban gardener

Bill has taken a tiny patch of dirt abutting the co-op parking lot

and transformed it into an exotic oasis.

Monday, August 3, 2009

your chair awaits you

sending cooling wishes to all of you enduring the intense heat

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Pisgah State Park, New Hampshire

Eight friends went hiking around Kilburn Pond yesterday.
The mosquitoes were insatiable.
But the pleasure of conversation and the beauty of the trail
helped us transcend the discomfort of the welts rising on our skin.
(apologies for the poor quality of this shot. i was scratching and shooting at the same time.)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Night view from a train

Each window of this train station 
(I think New Haven, Ct. but please correct me if I'm wrong)
glowed with topaz light.
Happy Theme Day everyone.
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