Friday, June 27, 2014


My most favorite window-mirror yet ~

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

To the Kindred Spirits

The Anne of Green Gables books, 
all 12 of them, are free on Amazon today. 
So Kindreds, now is the time 
to get them if you don't already have them on Kindle.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Show Off

This morning as I was pumping gas into my car, a hawk and two sparrows played follow the leader in the sky. The sparrows literally followed the hawk wherever it went for the best wind. Then suddenly the hawk veered over my way and flew in my view as if to taunt me that I wasn't up there with them. Such a show off.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Where Has Inspiration Gone

Summer's slow pace has overtaken me
To the point that I am simply moving
In a slow motion kind of rhythm
And it has me wondering
Where has the inspiration to write gone?

Is it in the rain?
Or gone with the wind?

Will I find it in the window mirror?

Maybe it's in dreamland?
I need to visit Reverie, maybe I will find it there.
If so, I'll let you know.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Moon Is Full

The moon is full of it tonight.

 Art by Todd Young

Monday, June 9, 2014


rain hits the roof
a target on the mark
again and again
tiny liquid bullets
aimed at ears
brain and heart
reaching senses
through and through
again and again
until the last bullet hits
finally silence then
after the quiet moment
rainfire starts again
piercing ears, brain, heart
I am rainfire
through and through
again and again

A little storm just came through.
Simple words put to thoughts of rain
hitting the roof, hard at first, then a trickle,
then complete silence, only to start all over again.

Textile Art by LAURA EDGAR, copyright 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Life in the Woods, Walden

We can dwell in Walden literally or figuratively, and even in our dreams
The exact title of Walden is, "WALDEN OR LIFE IN THE WOODS." This just struck me tonight for some reason. If you write it backwards it becomes, "LIFE IN THE WOODS, WALDEN." An obvious thing, but rather telling and appropriate for one who wishes to live a life surrounded in the beauty of the natural world, to notice the world outside, each beautiful blessed moment of it.

In Walden, Life in the Woods, Thoreau writes, "All Good Things Are Wild and Free."
It is the wildness of the woods and the freedom of them that draws me to them. They are the last accessible frontier and we all have one.

Walden, in fact, does not require a wood at all. Walden is everywhere...  a neighborhood park to feed the ducks, a small backyard to watch the birds and feel the wind, steps that open to the morning sunrise or evening sunset. That wildness and freedom we seek out are randomly everywhere you seem to look.

A life in Walden
Is what I love most. 
I want to surround myself
With the wild open air. 
The wind and rain.
To fly like a sparrow.
To hear a songbird's chorus. 
Let me take all of it in
As the days go by. 
My days in Walden are now.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Pearls For the Girl of June


June rose ~
To crown it all 
They bring her health
Pearls, for the girl of June
Means wealth~

I simply cannot live without June.