Month: March 2014


Walking by the fence

the horse comes to nuzzle my hand

and get attention

before the bully of the

pasture moves her

out of the way.

As she stands there

I take photos

to remember how

the rain

creates waves in her coat.

brown and white
brown and white


My mother tried to instill in me a habit of sending thank you notes when I received a gift. It didn’t stick, much to her chagrin. However, I try to be good about acknowledging a gift with some form of gratitude, whether it is a simple thank you at the time of the receipt or an e-mail later in the week. I am not always successful, but I try.

Lately I have been struggling with how to express my gratitude towards all of you who like or comment on a post or follow my blog. I always click on a person’s link to see who has liked or followed me each day. And for a while I was thanking each person by finding something interesting about their blog and commenting on it.

But interestingly enough, gratitude takes time. And I started to get busy in the studio (which is TRULY exciting!!!) and found I didn’t have as much time to blog as I used to. I also started noticing that the amount of “spam” followers has increased. I have no desire to read, much less thank, the bloggers who want to show me how to make more money, feel better about myself, or reach a new audience with my blog. I also have no desire to waste any time on porn blogs which, for some reason, think I am either young and male or old and a lesbian. Unfortunately, there is no way to block or delete these particular followers, so let me just apologize in advance if you happen to find them by clicking their gravatars on my site…I do NOT condone any spam followers.

For the rest of you who are following me and have not gotten a personal thank you, let me tell you that I do appreciate that you are reading my humble blog. I hope you find enjoyment, wisdom, beauty, art, humor and love. My days always seem so fascinating to me and it’s cool to be able to share it with a bunch of like-minded people. I continue to grow and find out who I am and I love that I have a nonjudgmental crowd to test the ever-evolving ME on.

That being said, here’s my photo of the day…


We called them

water skeeters,

those funny bugs

that skipped across the water.


it was easier to know where they were

by looking for their

shadow dots

on the bottom

or for the

center of the

concentric circles

rippling across the surface.

water skeeter

water skeeter

concentric circles
concentric circles


It’s cold


There is snow on the ground


I need to see a burst of green

to pull me towards spring.


my stream

The green ribbon

in the stream

comes from

I know not where.

I have searched for its name

to no avail.

This does not stop me from

enjoying the beauty of its form

as it is pulled by the current

of my little stream.

I reach to touch it

and it is as soft as it looks.

You can tell where the currents go

just by following the movement

of the serpentine tresses.

If you know what it is

reply below

and I will add it

to my list

of amazing things.

pulled by the water
pulled by the water
underwater green
underwater green


Who knows

which creature

stole the peanuts?

Perhaps the same one

who diligently

cracked open the walnut.

I wonder if

the acorn was dessert.

peanuts and acorn
peanuts and acorn
black walnut