inhale...exhale...relax your shoulders...repeat as often as needed

Thursday, June 27, 2013

june 27th

When I'm all done cultivatin'
I'll be rockin' on the porch
Tryin' to picture
You and where you are
And there'll be no hesitatin'
When Cupid lights the torch
With those headlights
Comin' down the hill
Between the stars.
-neil young

(happy birthday, batman!)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

here and now

spindle legs and dappled back,
a tiny fawn has found shelter
in the balsam orchard,
along with the mama.

nearly a dozen cedar waxwings twitter
in the pine outside the kitchen window, 
gorging on the pine nuts.

local strawberries and asparagus 
sit on the kitchen counter,
along with a jar of sun tea.

phoebes, robins,
crows and blue jays
chatter the sun to the horizon
as the light slips from gold to orange
and tips the grasses in the meadow.

fireflies dance.

the familiar train whistle
moves along the valley below,
and floats in through the open window
(inviting a blanket on the bed at night).

enchanted june. 

Saturday, June 15, 2013

waves of calm

these iris came with the place when we bought it.
a massive clump of beauty.
they usually bloom around the summer solstice,
and they are right on schedule despite the wet, wet weather.
devil's paintbrush,
red clover,
common speedwell,
bird's-eye speedwell,
yellow goat's-beard and
english plantain
dot the overgrown lawn.

the breezes that cross the valley
drift in waves over the lawn.
it can be mesmerizing.

a landscape architect could not do
what mother nature has done.
not even close.
it's easy to be swallowed up by the peace around here.

maybe you can find a moment's peace here, too?

Monday, June 10, 2013


remember when i dropped her off?
she finished early, 
but went back this weekend
to walk with her class.
lindsey, batman and i cheered her on.

little miss cum laude.

batman and i celebrated gretta's success,
getting all four kids through college
and our 34th wedding anniversary this weekend.


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

9:04 PM

indigo eventide.
the quiet that falls as the sun sets.
the peace that brings rest at the end of the day.
when we let go and surrender our worldliness
and breathe into the darkness of night.
sleep sweet, friends.

Monday, June 3, 2013

i've gone AWOL

  • after the national weather service warning.
  • before bedtime.
  • stormy tea.
  • henry in the meatloaf position.
  • summer reading stack.
  • black beans, yellow bell pepper, frozen corn, scallion, cherry tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil.
  • lupine and birch dance.
  • supper greens from kristen and gary's garden.
...and deep gratitude for all of your wonderful comments the other day. so, so appreciated. xo