That Could Have Been My Life

I watched the most adorable video of a mamma moose and her two calves playing on a lawn in Anchorage.  The grass was green, green, green and there were mature shrubs and trees.  The calves were frolicking, running in circles through a sprinkler and around and around their mamma. It is funny the things that … Continue reading That Could Have Been My Life

Slated for the Shadows

  If I lay my hand
Flat against the surface,
Palm down
fingers dipping in the salty wetness,
I can almost feel her moving.

And if I hold my face to the wind
I can almost feel the 
wisp, the whiff, her breath
Against my cheek,
tiny droplets fine and silky.

I can hear her breathe,
See her disrupt the
Silver surface and
I can watch the … Continue reading Slated for the Shadows

A Different Kind Of Morning

We moved last week.  We moved from a lovely house on the hill, a cabin really that overlooked a busy harbor.  A working harbor.  We moved to a house out of town, on the water. A bigger lot, not so close to neighbors.  Lots of trees and privacy. It is quiet here.  And dark at … Continue reading A Different Kind Of Morning

Ketchikan Perspective

Ahhh.... The prompt word is "tender."  I am late for work but am going to post what first comes to my mind when I think of this word.  Tender. The first word is not the sweet way a mamma holds a new baby, or the way lovers might look at each other.  No.  This time … Continue reading Ketchikan Perspective

Buying a House and The Butterfly Effect

The year was 2008.  That is an important detail in this story.  It was 2008 and we had just looked at a couple of houses on the water.  It was little disheartening.  Most were too small, too weird or too much money.  Finally our tireless realtor, Marna showed us a house that was big enough … Continue reading Buying a House and The Butterfly Effect

The Storm Will End

The prompts for the day (Monsoon, Renewal, Energetic and Gullible) seem to warrant a poem.. one of them was tricky and a little embarrassing to fit in, but lets see if you can find the awkwardness. The Storm Will End We see a broken shore Slate slate skies Tempest breezes Touch our face Energetic, angry, … Continue reading The Storm Will End

Reflection: A Poem

Prompt: Reflection In this wet and wondrous world Where rain becomes Part of who we are, Tall trees are mirrored On glassy lakes. And reeds reflect in pockets of muskeg. The upsidedowness Of a mountain Or a boat On a windless ocean, A yellow daisy on a morning wet deck, A child's face Looks back … Continue reading Reflection: A Poem

Ketchikan: A Leap of Faith

Prompt Word: Zing It is that blueberry time of year.  Blueberry picking, blueberry baking and blueberry festivaling.  The festival, held the first weekend in August holds a special place in the hearts of our family.  It was on a Blueberry Weekend twenty-five years ago that we flew into Southeast Alaska for the first time, flying … Continue reading Ketchikan: A Leap of Faith

What We Do

The prompt: Welcome Right now my phone is buzzing off the hook.  Usually when I get in one of those annoying text circles I get frustrated, and this time I am in several of those circles.. so my phone is "super-buzzing."  But I am not frustrated or annoyed this time.  This time I stop what … Continue reading What We Do

Ketchikan Clouds

The prompt: Clouds. I look out my window for inspiration and am rewarded with a thick, dense, oppressive layer of clouds threatening to drop right down to the water.  It is a rainy day in here in Ketchikan, the puddles on my deck dance and ripple - there is a single fishing boat out on … Continue reading Ketchikan Clouds