Monday, January 31, 2011

is it possible for a house to show emotion?

this place seems to beam with excitement over the new owners who moved in last week

Sunday, January 30, 2011

is this a harbinger of spring?

delicate blossoms pushing up through a wind-swept layer of snow?
oh, if only that were so
in fact it's a delicious carrot cake served at a baby shower last weekend

Saturday, January 29, 2011

i don't know if this is art

either coming
or going,
it fills me with colossal joy.
this is adapted from flo the elephant, a knitting pattern from the 1930s that can be found on the "knitty" or "ravelry" site.

Friday, January 28, 2011

a dear and thoughtful friend

has shipped to snow-white vermont
these orbs of sunlight.
wish i could share some with you.

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

ah, winter,

sometimes she's a bit extravagant with the dusting powder

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

a tire swing, custard paint, and sparkling icicles

transform this gem of a house into a joy of a home

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

guide me home on a bitter night

by the softened glow of a frosted light

Monday, January 24, 2011

looking over the connecticut river valley

with the soft shoulder of mount wantastiquet
under its snow shawl

Sunday, January 23, 2011

blankets of snow

rest cozily under blankets of snow

Saturday, January 22, 2011

porch detail on oak street

i wonder what this carpenter dreamed of

Friday, January 21, 2011

locking out the snow and ice

as easy as the twist of a metal latch

Thursday, January 20, 2011

shimmering sleeves of ice

embracing memories of summer
on every stem and twig

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

gliding through crystal laden air,

long years of tenderness connect these two

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

stitch by stitch, row by row

made this little puppy grow

Monday, January 17, 2011

baby brattcat

models her new frock

Sunday, January 16, 2011

how long

do you leave your tree up?

Saturday, January 15, 2011

it's so intriguing

through a house

Friday, January 14, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

this is kind of what headlights look like to me at night

very cool effect if you're admiring a christmas tree,
not so cool if you're trying to drive in the dark

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


when my daughter's cat
comes to visit, brattcat's brattcat goes off to spend time with friends
because our rattling old house isn't big enough for the two cats.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011

barn and bales

in sunlight
i'm away for a well, all of you

Saturday, January 8, 2011

a sign

what would you do if the arrow was pointing in the opposite direction?

Friday, January 7, 2011

white house

in a white field
on a gray day

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

some curious sheep

poured out of their barn when they heard my footfall on the path

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Monday, January 3, 2011

when the wind stops

and you lift your eyes
the road's beauty is revealed

Sunday, January 2, 2011

painters know

of the multitude of colors in snow

Saturday, January 1, 2011