Monday, April 30, 2012

the month of april says farewell

and sings itself into the wings 
with a trill

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Saturday, April 28, 2012

birds of a feather

 thank you, city daily photo,
for linking us together each day

Friday, April 27, 2012

singing spring

dear sandie,
you bring as much joy to those who know you,
as this thrush brings each time it opens its beak in song.
feel better soon. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

do you suppose

inside this house,
there are featherless chicks
stirring in their paper shells?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

in every neighborhood

spring quickens,
stretching her tender pink arms
in the perfumed air

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

on the train ride home

i finished the last stitches of this little mouse
 and handed it to the darling girl across the aisle

Monday, April 23, 2012

or perhaps baltimore has gone

to the cats
(just for you leia and irina, this is lily, a ragdoll, queen of all she surveys)

Sunday, April 22, 2012


it would seem,
has gone to the dogs

Saturday, April 21, 2012

at baltimore's sherwood gardens

thousands of tulips held sunlight in their fluted cups

Friday, April 20, 2012

train stations

a place of waiting

(please indulge me in a series of images from my most recent travels)

Thursday, April 12, 2012

i'm sending a bouquet to each of you

thanking you for your kind comments yesterday and everyday.
may these flowers stay fresh and fragrant over the coming week while i'm out on the road.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

all thirty-three of your years

you have demonstrated the most remarkable capacity for joy.
you are a blessing to everyone you meet and
we are so grateful for the privilege of being your parents.
happy birthday, 
dear one, 
from mama and papa brattcat.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

mount wantastiquet draped

in late afternoon light.

Monday, April 9, 2012

nipped by frost,

the magnolia blossoms remain tightly closed,
their pink coats brushed with a brown stain.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

a chill wind still blows

but things are definitely looking up.
best wishes to you all.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

cats bask in sunlight

their wildness a stirring
 in their deep, inscrutable souls

Friday, April 6, 2012

sculptor dianne shapiro

explains her process
while the half-dressed frogprince waits patiently in the background
for the kiss of a princess... 
or at the very least a pedestrian's praise

Thursday, April 5, 2012

"...sun shines through the curtain lace

and shadows wash the room..."  
-lyrics by simon and garfunkel

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

like a southern belle

the whetstone brook cools itself
with this watery fan

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

isn't this just how you feel

at the end of the day?
all chewie needs is a mug of bud,
and a broken-in bark-o-lounger.

Monday, April 2, 2012

theme day redux

far from looking cobbled together
this cobbled fence on putney road
has all its rocks in a row

Sunday, April 1, 2012

april theme day-cobblestones

our cobblestone roads were paved over years ago
but our town has one cobblestone house