finding to my surprise
my soft, steady heart
beating soundly over
finding to my surprise
I started this painting today, recreating an old farmstead I photographed last September in Penn Yan, New York. I loved filling in the bright sky, but especially starting the green grass brimming with sunshine. And I love all the shadows, too. It will be fun to do this one, I […]
This poem arrived last night as I was following my usual evening routine of pulling down the blinds on my windows, shutting out the dark. The sun was setting so clearly and brightly in the sky just beyond, I stopped in mid-motion and stood there, watching, and instantly writing. don’t […]
What’s my purpose here? Should I stay? And if I do, what, if anything, do I do with it all?
I discovered this landlocked aluminum canoe laying dormant in the backyard on my recent trip to Pennsylvania. The bottom of its hull was covered in scratches from years of sliding over rocky river bottoms. You could still see them under the moss now covering its silvery surface. Clearly it had […]
I’m happy to announce I’ll be reading some of my poetry at this summer’s Bedlam Farm Open House.
Antique stores and flea markets have always been magical places for me. I used to frequent them diligently most every weekend, back before I started running out of places at home to display my finds. It’s always a fine mess inside, and a kind of happy one, filled with endless delights […]
I’m traveling this week with my boyfriend to Pennsylvania, staying in the house where he grew up while his parents are away in Colorado. They had a beautiful sunroom added on to their house several years ago, where his mom’s plants bathe happily under big, bright windows. It’s a lovely […]
This is a poem I wrote several years ago, inspired by watching a show on the Discovery Channel about how the universe was created. Even though I had learned all the science in school when I was younger, I was struck again by the sheer miracle of it all. I […]
As I close down for another day, prepare to shut my eyes and fade off into sleep, this quote about waking up, instead, filled my mind. I think the gist of it is, this world is, or should be, miracle enough for us. And once we can see that truth, […]