The Best Kind of Picture

In the better late than never category, I decided it was high time I jotted a little something about the Holidays. There is picture my husband has on his phone that sums up the tone of our Holidays.  It is in the cabin we rented at the Ski area.  He took it from the loft … Continue reading The Best Kind of Picture

Teacups, A Poem

Home sick today, with an extremely bad cold,  I have been drinking copious amounts of coffee and tea  (and water, yes I know it is good for me!). With Kleenex in hand, and in my pajamas,  I immersed myself in writing and I came across one of the *very first* blog posts I wrote called … Continue reading Teacups, A Poem

Silver Tide

Last night the Blood moon, a luminous red marble, stunning and simple.  Today a quiet house, a break in the rain and opportunity to write a bit, and even though my "to do" list is longer than I can possibly accomplish, I take a break and spend time drinking coffee and staring out the window, … Continue reading Silver Tide

It’s All in the Details.

How do you pronounce Hygge?  Huggie?  I guess it really doesn't matter, what matters is that this unique word just keeps showing up on my pinterest board and in Pottery Barn catalogs and home decorating/lifestyle blogs that I read.   So... I investigated.   I checked out and read "The Little Book of Hygge."  I looked … Continue reading It’s All in the Details.

Between Clover and Dampened Earth



The Farmer's Field

 Today I walk
 With my lover,
 My footstep light,
 Careful 
Against the dewy ground,
 His steps 
Strong. 
Steady. 

Morning mist, 
Ethereal, 
Magical, 
Curls around us,
 Secretive. 
Dreamy.
 And it is only 
 He and I,
 There in the fog.

 We walk without words,
 Our footsteps
 Our breath
 Make soft sounds,
 Yet the … Continue reading Between Clover and Dampened Earth

Second Chances

It has been FOREVER since I posted... Life has been busy - between travel, moving and holidays, it is hard to get the time to write - Such a contrast to my sleepy summer schedule. So I have been listening to The Moth Radio Hour pod-cast (NPR).  I recommend it for all writers!  It is … Continue reading Second Chances

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

An Alaskan Kid

It is spring break-up in Anchorage, the roads are sloppy, gray mounds of debris filled snow lies along the edges of lawns and streets.  You walk carefully to avoid ankle deep puddles or patches of slick black ice.  Everything is wet and cold. Inside it is warm though, shoes are tossed in a pile by … Continue reading An Alaskan Kid

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

To Be “On Fleek”

I hesitated when I saw this prompt - Fleek.  It took me right back to one of the last years I was in the classroom and it reminded me of what I miss about being in the classroom. Over the years I found some really tried and true activities.  One of them was around Valentines … Continue reading To Be “On Fleek”