Tuesday, August 31, 2010

day two: cathedral of the pines

father time sits quietly on a bench
surrounded by fountains, stone walls, gardens,
feeling blissfully grateful

(rindge, new hampshire)

Monday, August 30, 2010

inspired by birdman

for one week i'm doing things i've never done before
to celebrate my birthday...
yesterday we hiked to the top of w. rattlesnake mountain in rumney, n.h. to get this view.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

a toast to you

for being such dear friends

i share this birthday with leonard bernstein and charlie parker,
peter jennings and richard attenborough,
dinah washington, robin leach, elliot gould,
and sunny of barnyards and barnacles
to name a few.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

it's friday...

who's goin' fishin'?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

summer murmurs drowsily to itself

it lays its green cheek down to rest awhile

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

a fern is a fern is a fern

ferns reveal their delicate personalities slowly and subtly.
to know them requires patience and careful observation.
(you might want to enlarge this one)

Monday, August 23, 2010

short cut home

these steps are part of a serpentine path.
it took me years to find them.
but now i follow them home when i'm not up for a heart bangingly steep climb

Sunday, August 22, 2010

three candidates for state senate debated at the american legion hall

an audience eager for information listened attentively and respectfully

(in this row alone two knitters never missed a stitch)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

stone bridge revisited

hidden from the road
these steps lead to another time

when i first posted an image of this stone bridge on april 3, 2009,
these wonderful, unexpected, and quite informative comments appeared on my blog.

Blogger Martin Langeveld said...

Isn't this bridge part of the Retreat trails system? I believe Retreat patients built the stone tower, higher up, stone steps where needed, and several of these stone landscape features.

April 3, 2009 11:18 AM

Blogger Keith said...

Cold Spring (1845)
This spring is located just west of Upper Dummerston Road where it joins Route 30. A source of pure water, it was the destination of daily walks by patrons of Dr. Wesselhoeft's Hydropathic Institution, located in Brattleboro. In 1899 the Retreat built a stone hood over the spring and a rustic bridge of boulders over the ravine. It became a favorite resting place for Retreat patients on their daily walks.

April 3, 2009 11:45 AM

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

how many of us

use cows for our personal backrests?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


in fields of gold

and meadows of green velvet

i'm chin deep in an extended project (not CDP related).
i'll try to post (and continue looking at your blogs),
but i won't be leaving comments for awhile.
my gratitude and sincere good wishes to you all.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

from up on the hill brattleboro looks like a tiny toy town

but inside the houses there are real joys and real sorrows.

Friday, August 13, 2010

if a black cat is an omen of bad luck

what luck do you suppose a white cat brings?
may friday the 13th be a wonderfully uneventful day for you.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

600th post

what joy
to spend a snippet of each day
with all of you.
thank you!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a lone musician

serenades the heat dazed traffic on elliot street

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

what's to be done

when tomatoes refuse to ripen on the vine?

Sunday, August 8, 2010


in cobwebs and clay

Saturday, August 7, 2010

the last visitor to this apartment

let himself in with a skeleton key
(enlarge this one if you dare)

Friday, August 6, 2010

she is so

'waiting on the world to change'

Thursday, August 5, 2010

a field of lilies

on a bright summer day
a place to recharge the spirit
and remember that each moment is a gift.
this post is dedicated to my hard working baby brattcat.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

i hate to say how many tries it took

to hit the broad side of this barn

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

they don't build houses like this anymore

but this old gem can be found on the north end of main street

Monday, August 2, 2010

shall we have a cup of tea in the garden?

or perhaps a garden in our cup of tea?

Sunday, August 1, 2010

bright colors, august 2010 theme day

knitted in brattleboro with love,
these simple dolls traveled to africa
and were given, with love, to aids orphans...

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