Sunday, July 31, 2011

history dozes

in the shadow of what we keep

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

this one's for m.

and the little chicks who've come home to roost

Thursday, July 28, 2011

moments later

a cone-plucker motioned us to come 'round

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

swing by day in sunlight warm and gay

swing by night in an arc of lantern light.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

across the lane from the arched white fence

this cottage (which you have seen sparkling in her winter cloak)
shimmers in her summer finery

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

doggone it's hot

the same porch you saw last week.
but all the humans have melted away.
only the dog remains to stand watch.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

rooftop porches

promise a spot of shade,
a touch of breeze.
but in this heat not even the promise of a porch can be trusted.

dear friends of Norway, please know our thoughts are with you.

Friday, July 22, 2011

so so hot and no air conditioning

these windows fan themselves like
three southern belles in a near-swoon

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

hang a left at the cornfield, climb a bazillion steps,

and you'll see what young athletes behold
as they prepare to fly down the harris hill ski jump.
only you must imagine it all covered with snow.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

when approaching this neighborhood flower shop

you feel time itself slowing down

linden gardens, linden street

Monday, July 18, 2011

if you're very quiet

you can hear the murmur of stories
wandering aimlessly in the heat on a listless afternoon

Sunday, July 17, 2011

so much depends upon a red wagon

bathed in sunlight,
idle in the summer grass.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

it took me a long time to learn

not to put all my eggs in one basket.
and you?

Friday, July 15, 2011

evening settles like a dream.

the pleasure of stoop sitting
thrills bare-legged children
and cools day-weary moms and dads

Thursday, July 14, 2011

i'm hooked on the "boys who build" network

everyday features multiple screens of gorgeous men.
now that's reality tv!

construction site of the new brattleboro food co-op,
corner of main and canal streets

happy bastille day to all those who observe the 14th july.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

milkweed blossoms blink innocently under a white hot sun

their sweet perfume floats on the whispered breeze.

wilmington, vermont

Monday, July 11, 2011

she tolerated us in her pasture

as stoically as she tolerated the flies on her nose

would you have this much dignity
with the heat crisping your ear tips
and pesky two-leggers trompling over your best green dessert?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

it is hard to know where the real world ends

and the fantasy begins

turning point, elm street, brattleboro, vermont

Saturday, July 9, 2011

in joyous july

mother nature knits a coverlet of lace and sunlight

Friday, July 8, 2011

last night, after the rain,

light splashed in the mirrored streets

Thursday, July 7, 2011

the lad at the piano practices playing happy birthday.

can you hear the notes across the centuries?
happy day, dear friend.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

our little world is turning upside down

because julie goes home today...
but she leaves our fridge filled with
brownies and cookies and cake
and she leaves our hearts filled with magical memories.
thank you, dear julie.
may your journey be swift and safe.
thank you, julie's family,
for sharing your 'jewel' with the brattcats.

Monday, July 4, 2011

happy birthday, usa

wishing you a breeze for your flag
and no ants at your picnic

Sunday, July 3, 2011

what do you think?

is that 'jewel' weed growing in this pot?

Saturday, July 2, 2011