Saturday, July 21, 2018

Singular Love

Agree or disagree?


Friday, July 20, 2018

Hello Again

I got bogged down last month,
trying to come up with a list a day.
It felt too burdensome,
so I stopped.
No one seemed to notice.
Definitely no one minded.

I really did intend to blog more often
and more regularly this year.
A monthly theme seemed like the ticket
to generate daily posts,
but after a month or three,
the wind seemed to leak out of my sails.

I've gone back over my posts
since the beginning of the year,
a total of 122 posts,
and one thing I notice is
that my words and images seem to
add up to a big fat nothing.
They're seen by a few people,
but don't evoke a comment.

Certainly no conversations
and blog friendships
like in earlier times.

Is blogging just passé?
Deader than a door nail?
Have sites like Instagram and Facebook
swallowed up the appetite for connection-by-blog?

Are my efforts

So it would seem.

I'll leave you with this, apropos of nothing,
except the images are lovely to look at.
I had fun with my camera yesterday
on a field trip to Sequim, Washington
to preview the Lavender Festival
that starts today and runs through the weekend.
I wanted to see the sites
without huge crowds
and I wasn't disappointed.

May you have a day full of joy and wonder.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

A Month of Lists: Things I Admire About Donald J. Trump

Things I Admire About Donald J. Trump

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

A Month of LIsts: June 6

Favorite Things

Handmade caramels.

Golden raspberries
(if the deer don't get them first).

Gazing balls.

Being behind the camera.

Starry, starry nights.

Crisp fall days when the leaves are still hanging on.

Seeing people in love and hoping
that it's not too late for me.

Watching my son with his kids.



Historic places.

Being just a little bit naughty.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

A Month of Lists: June 5

Ways I Treat Myself

Occasional handmade chocolates 

Browsing antique stores
(my favorite collection is my stash 
of lace-edged white handkerchiefs)

Walking along the edge of the ocean --
that liminal space where you get giddy
from all the ions in the air --
and listening to the crash of the waves.

Creating and eating beautiful,healthy food.

Buying and arranging fresh flowers.
I especially love lilacs, sweet peas, sunflowers,
and peonies.

Shopping at my favorite garden nurseries.

Making sure my space is aesthetically pleasing.

Taking time to delight in the world around me.

Monday, June 4, 2018

A Month of Lists: June 4

Things that intrigue me

Doors. So symbolic!

The artistic process

History (and herstory).

Why people built houses and farmed
on breath-takingly steep slopes.

Wondering who lived here and why they left.

What cats think when they're just sitting there, chillin'

The wisdom of the ancients.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

A Month of Lists: June 3

Things you might not know about me.

I'm always thinking, scanning my body, listening to my emotions
in order to figure out if I'm centered and taking right action.

The breakup of my marriage was the most traumatic,
painful experience of my life

I use my lawyer skills virtually every day,
but I don't practice any longer.

 I've been known to iron sheets, pillowcases, and tea towels
when I'm bored.

Every morning, I fix myself a cup of chai and pick a mug
with a message that I want to guide my day.

I rarely drink, but when I do,
make mine a Margarita.

I love the order and abundance
in grocery stores.

I'm pretty adept at family history research
(those lawyer skills come in handy, as does the experience
I got deciphering weird handwriting when I taught fourth grade).