~black and white wednesdays~ all i ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by

“like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir i have tried in my way to be free. “

~l. cohen


a (late) beaver down by the bayou on our new property. we keep finding ourselves meandering down to the . . . → Read More: ~black and white wednesdays~ all i ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by

~this moment~ check this off the bucket list



~a friday ritual~

a photo capturing a moment from the week.

a simple, special moment.

a moment i want to pause, savor and remember

other posts you may . . . → Read More: ~this moment~ check this off the bucket list

~rainbow mondays~ birds, blossoms and a rainbow of eggs

happy rainbow easter monday!

it’s an overdue, overstuffed rainbow of eggs and flower buds and all things symbolic of springing forth new life! hurray for spring!

psst! rubber bands were a fun, accidental discovery for using what we had on hand for egg dying!

pink: sunrise on sunrader

red: . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ birds, blossoms and a rainbow of eggs


i was hinting at this when i spoke of the canning jars i store in cyberspace. barbara kingsolver said she wanted to “pin the river to its banks,” which was always poignant to me. on the verge of 38, time is racing by. utah phillips’ statement, “time is an enormous long river” puts it into . . . → Read More: time

~rainbow mondays~ wave-ing goodbye to 2015

rainbow wave-ing goodbye to 2015. i spent an afternoon all by myself on a rock looking at the tiny far-off breath of migrating whales… so much cheaper than therapy.

red: false lily-of-the-valley berries still clinging to their stems along the short hike to my whale lookout spot. (i bet you wish you had . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ wave-ing goodbye to 2015

~rainbow mondays~ heart-shaped holidays

this week in rainbows: raining rainbow hearts on his sweet face.

remembering to see my world through my heart-shaped lens over the holidays…

seeing the world through heart-shaped glasses

he says it looks like hearts are coming out of his mouth!

red: generation x, raise your hand. several of my . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ heart-shaped holidays

~rainbow mondays~ ghost of summer past

red: the nearly-winter angle of the afternoon sunlight drew me outside with my camera, and revealed quite a few treasures i wouldn’t have otherwise seen, like this baseball buried in the hedge, the ghost of summer past.

orange: now that our stay at the vacation house has turned into half a year, i’ve . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ ghost of summer past

~rainbow mondays~ majestic

pink: frosting color requested by the birthday boy, and provided in hippie cake approximation, according to his specifications. (a separate birthday post will be forthcoming! seven!!!)

orange: newts!

yellow: first daffodil bloom, at the foot of our driveway.

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~rainbow mondays~ tomato surprise

red: ashberry tree behind our living school where a flock of cedar waxwings has arrived on their annual migration to devour every berry.

orange: quinn at the easel, a turtle peeking from his shell.

yellow: a surprise tomato variety in my greenhouse; . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ tomato surprise

miles under my moccasins

i’m lying with my eyes still closed, most of my head huddled under the covers trying to ward off hypothermia (rich opened windows in the middle of the night without knowing he did so, and also my hair takes 28 hours to dry and i had taken my fortnightly shower just before bed). i am . . . → Read More: miles under my moccasins