New Year’s Eve 2020

2020 evaporated into the fog and 2021 twinkled its way into our homes. After a rare mostly sunny and warmish December day, I luxuriated in a rose petal bath. Sipping a hot buttered rum, candles flickering and French music playing I soaked all those sore muscles away....
December Thaw

December Thaw

“Watch, wait, write” Sherry Simpson “Be astonished!” Mary Oliver And so it was that I walked out to the Boy Scout beach at Eagle River during a rare December thaw, prepared to be astonished. And as this photo shows, frozen rain drops reflecting...
Desert Escape

Desert Escape

Morning doves Sing me into the day. I walk early Before a punishing sun Sends me searching for shade. Late blooming cactus Catches my eye. Her red orange blossoms Defying the heat. Buttery yellow stamens Beckon buzzing bees. Clouds gather bringing Breezes and relief....
Cable Guy

Cable Guy

“Mornin’ ma’am.” “Hi.” How long will this take?” “Just five minutes to hook up the modem” “Ok, could you please wear a mask?” “Honey, don’t you worry, I’m as healthy as a horse!”...
Reflections

Reflections

After weeks of rain the curtains of clouds parted revealing Alaska’s raw and pristine beauty. “Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to you.” Mary Oliver We had three days to dive back into nature. The first one I hiked East...
Not Today

Not Today

I want to write about loneliness. But not today. Today red geraniums on my porch Lift their droopy heads to the thirsty hummingbird. I want to write about isolation. But not today. Today a black bear wanders aimlessly, searching and finding a place to lie down. I want...