Saturday, July 31, 2010

what do you bring

to a potluck dinner?

Friday, July 30, 2010

when lightning struck and set this place afire

we thought it lost forever.
but like the phoenix it has emerged from the ashes
dressed in summer ivy and wearing its small scars with pride.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

a gift from mr. brattcat

was waiting on the kitchen table this morning

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

no wake

imagine the purr of a motor
now everyone hush...
don't disturb the child in the purple vest.

Monday, July 26, 2010

taking a dive

moments after i took this shot one boy at a time mugged for the camera,
jumping from the rocks into the churning water.
each time i held my breath, waiting for the leaper to resurface.
i'm happy to report they all made it out safe and sound.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

photo walk

yesterday i walked with sophie and adam from in-sight photography.
they taught me new tricks to do with my camera,
they taught me to look again at things i've seen a thousand times before,
they shared their enthusiasm and youth and knowledge with
such beauty and grace.
did anyone else participate in the world wide photo walk?

Saturday, July 24, 2010

gray day

and a pale light taps against the mullioned windows

Friday, July 23, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

waist deep in day lillies

snared by webs of sunlight

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

blog buddies

birdman and downeast doing stuff blew in and out of town in the blink of an eye.
but what a happy blink it was.
all the purring kitties in brattleboro hope the bloggers from maine come back soon.

Monday, July 19, 2010

i could be wrong

but i think this might be one of the reasons vermont is called
the green mountain state

Sunday, July 18, 2010

no curtains

in this guest cottage
tucked away in a wooded corner of
the enchanting north hill gardens

Saturday, July 17, 2010

how now wet cow?

suddenly the rain came sheeting down
and the dappled cows bowed with pleasure.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

i can't thank you enough

for your wonderful comments yesterday.
as each of you shared a 'good thing,' i felt as if yet another gift had been placed on my doorstep.
every day i am moved by the generosity of spirit of this community but yesterday felt as if even the physical distance between us vanished for a moment...
thank you

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

if apricots can grow in heady profusion on green street

then good things are possible all over the world
what is one good thing that has happened to you in the last 24 hours?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


we all need them

Monday, July 12, 2010

almost faded.

the memory of separate entrances

Sunday, July 11, 2010

do gardeners dream in color?

and when they swim to the surface from the depths of sleep
do they rise through leaves instead of water?

Saturday, July 10, 2010

so much depends upon a green wagon

missing from the sunlit yard,
beloved by ashton

Friday, July 9, 2010

at the teddy bear picnic

everyone dressed in their best behavior
until lela and penn rosen sang a song that
made the bears flip

Thursday, July 8, 2010

can we imagine what is desired

in the quick hearts of caged birds?
(you might like to enlarge this one)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

this heat wave we're experiencing in new england

is for the birds
i haven't come out of my door for two days

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

for jilly:

this is
just a snippet
of what our 'procession' looked like
this weekend
in brattleboro

Monday, July 5, 2010

james taylor and carole king

ah, what a magical evening

Sunday, July 4, 2010

happy fourth

even for those who don't observe this particular nation's birthday,
hope your day sparkles

Saturday, July 3, 2010

my beloved mom

february 25, 1929 - july 3, 2003

Friday, July 2, 2010

not far beyond this point the road ends,

but between here and there a field of stories
beckons to the patient traveller

Thursday, July 1, 2010

july theme: reflections

six months ago a glaze of water made a mirror out of the frozen meadows

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