• Photography
  • Friday, May 19, 2017

    “How lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun.” ~ Vincent van Gogh When I was young I wanted a yellow kitchen. I never got it–and it’s too late now, tastes change–but I did make and hang a set of yellow gingham cafe curtains when my children were babies. They cheered and comforted me for […]

  • Garden
  • Thursday, May 18, 2017

    I Worried I worried a lot. Will the garden grow, will the rivers flow in the right direction, will the earth turn as it was taught, and if not how shall I correct it? Was I right, was I wrong, will I be forgiven, can I do better? Will I ever be able to sing, […]

  • Garden
  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    “It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.” ~ Lewis Grizzard The sun is shining and the forecast for the day, respectable; I’m anticipating a busy day starting with being out and about running an assortment of errands this morning. Then, this afternoon–ah, this afternoon . . . I’ve got […]

  • Garden
  • Tuesday, May 16, 2017

    “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols I set a glass of water on the shelf next to the treadmill and slip my feet into a pair of waiting shoes. They’re fun shoes, with red and white stripes, a contrast to the heavy Nikes I can no longer […]

  • Garden
  • Monday. May 15, 2017

    “A garden is always a series of losses set against a few triumphs, like life itself.” ~May Sarton The cool weather crops, like spinach, are loving this less-than-stellar spring weather. My peas are growing like gangbusters where last year, in the early spring heat, they struggled. Every year is different in the garden and teaches […]

  • Garden
  • Sunday, May 14, 2017

    “Popeye was right about spinach: dark green, leafy vegetables are the healthiest food on the planet. As whole foods go, they offer the most nutrition per calorie.” ~ Michael Greger One of the best gifts of spring is spinach and  are feasting on spinach salad from the garden almost daily right now. It tastes so […]

  • Reflections
  • Saturday, May 13, 2017

    “Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” ~ Albert Schweitzer I wake gently from a dream, a vivid dream that is both terrifying and comforting, that comes with a message. I am at my retirement celebration. It is a grand thing with a room full of people and […]

  • Adoption
  • Friday, May 12, 2017

    “I observe, I write, I try not to remember the life that I didn’t want to lose but lost and have to remember.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The other day I chatted briefly with on of the residents at the care home where my mother-in-love now resides. She told me how […]