Friday, March 13, 2015

Sun Worship

So
the sun came out


and we turned our heads
toward it


Ahhh
we said
ahhh

. . .

xx

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Red Bench


(Click to enlarge)

so much depends
upon

a wooden bench
painted red

perched on the
side

of a Swiss
mountain

~~

This bench appears in two of my books:  
Bloomability and The Unfinished Angel

xx

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Switzerland


Casa Camuzzi
Montagnola, Switzerland

. . . where Herman Hesse lived, wrote and painted in the latter part of his life.  Part of the house is now a museum in his honor.  He is buried in the churchyard of nearby St. Abbondio.

During the year that I wrote The Unfinished Angel, my husband and I lived in Montagnola and every day I walked along the path beside Casa Camuzzi. . . 

near the house in which we lived


overlooking this valley.

Ah, Svizzera!





Friday, February 6, 2015

Snowy Snow, Mainey Maine


And so it goes
the snowy snow
of this Mainey Maine 
winter


Another world
this quiet white coated world


Swirly drifts
and startling sun bright
. . .



. . . but there is work to be done
to clear a path
from here to there
and there to here



xx

Sunday, January 25, 2015

White Pasture (with a nod to Robert Frost)


I'm going out to brush the snow away


I shan't be gone long

You come, too.

mm?

xx

Friday, January 16, 2015

Cow Cookies


Since we are all-things-cow lately
we made a batch of
gingerbread cow cookies:

the Belted Galloway sort
(the reddish ones, not the black and white Belties.)

Yum

xx



Sunday, January 4, 2015

Newborn Calf


One of the surprises
and joys
of our move to Maine
has been 
the introduction to cows
(Belted Galloways)
through our granddaughter
and 4-H.

Today, a calf was born:


Newborn examination


Weighing

You probably won't be surprised
to learn that my next book
may have some 
cows
in it.

xx