Sunday, January 31, 2010

in florida, searchlights

scan the skies

(this was the sun setting just north of tampa last weekend, frank. did you see it too?)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

last night i dreamed of florida

where birds watched for alligators and tidbits of fish

thank you all for your visits and comments during my sojourn in paradise

Friday, January 29, 2010

skywatch friday: i dreamed of towers

in the snow

be home tomorrow. i've missed you all.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

on ice


the many


of a future


i never got her name but my camera loved her the moment it saw her

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

off with the boots

on with the skates.

have you ever gone ice-skating on a frozen pond?

Monday, January 25, 2010

monochrome monday: across from the common

all is still

did i happen to mention where i was going?
clue: it's a place with no snow

Sunday, January 24, 2010


brattcat's brattcat
wondering when i'm coming home

i'm only about halfway through my trip.
i hope the one you're waiting for comes home soon.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

boy with a boat...

how did you get your sail so red?

Friday, January 22, 2010

skywatch friday: strange sky

my daughter used to hold her breath when she passed a cemetery,
fearful she would breathe in a wandering spirit

do you have any superstitions?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

this old house thursday: north avenue stucco

this single family home is an unusual style for new england,
but lovely, don't you think?

i'm heading out of town for a week but these posts will continue during my absence.
wishing you all good health and good cheer.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

sugar coating is

sometimes what we get
whether we like it or not

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

monochrome monday: on orchard street

beyond the gate
a stark beauty beckons.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

january thaw

the water ran off the roof of the gray barn,
leaping onto a snowbank with glee.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

meet nancy braus, bookstore owner

who walked, with a small group, from brattleboro to montpelier,
126 miles, 12 days,
in the grip of winter,
to protest the extension of an operating license
for a 38 year old problem-prone nuclear power plant.

Friday, January 15, 2010

best image 2009: obsession, posted july 11

certainly not the most beautiful, definitely not the most commented on,
but i photographed this smoke tree over and over
trying to capture its enchantment.
to my unskilled eye, this shot came closest.

Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

Thursday, January 14, 2010

this old house thursday: where my daughters were born

we no longer live here,
but this house survived, among many things, the hurricane of '38 (just barely),
some live-in goats and a few chickens (the family before ours),
dogs and cats (ours), a river rat ( pet, that),
and the births of our two daughters.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

simply succulent

i don't know how in january
tomatoes from maine can
smell and taste and look this good
but i am profoundly grateful for this red reality

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

said the car to the snowplow:

we really must stop meeting this way

i don't know...does this sort of remind you of that final scene from
The Bridges of Madison County?

Monday, January 11, 2010

am i blue?

the west river
frozen in mid gallop
on its way to the sea

Sunday, January 10, 2010

thought you might like to come in from the cold for a spell

sun warms the glass.
yellow light dances up the stairs.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

John and Targ's sugar house

it's a long time 'til the sap runs

Friday, January 8, 2010

skywatch friday: under a blouzy sky

an ice field,
bordered by brambles,
can you hear the crunch of boots on the path?

Thursday, January 7, 2010

until winter's spell is broken

this water will sleep, suspended in dream

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

life is a picnic?

all depends on the season

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

four and twenty

and then more
all awaiting word
on Birdman.

Monday, January 4, 2010

like secrets

whispering past the porch next door

Sunday, January 3, 2010

candle in the sky

sugar glaze on the snowcake

Saturday, January 2, 2010

as skaters traced patterns in the ice

and here at last in black and white

here's the original image, Bob. what do you think?

flakes floated gently down on a snow globe afternoon

Friday, January 1, 2010

January theme day: change

what do they say about the breeze created by a butterfly in flight?