• 27 October 2013    

    October

    The farm machines are well dressed for foliage.

     

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    Patterns, light and clear colors gather underwater.

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    Warm days, chilly nights and last swims.

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    Empty houses filled with summers stories,

    still secret and untold.

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    On a walk a single yellow leaf looks up at me.

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  • 15 September 2013    

    September

    A story alongside the road.

     

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    A neighbor hires two men to rebuild his stonewalls.

    He thinks the work is going slowly so he paints

    a starting rock green and an ending rock red to

    show them their daily work. Another neighbor

    finds the red and green rocks amusing. He adds a

    white rock. Then perhaps the same neighbor

    or another one adds an orange rock. A few

    weeks go by and the stonewall has a line of

    many colored rocks sitting on top.

    No one knows whether it is one neighbor or

    several who are adding the colored rocks.

     

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    September and the stonewall is nearly

    finished. Then one morning a new gold rock

    appears. It is unto itself and glittery. The long

    line of other painted rocks cheer. The

    stonewall is finally finished. And the

    story has a golden ending.

     

     

  • 18 August 2013    

    August

     

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    Home again in August with a small terrarium

    of woodsy smells to keep me at the lake.

     

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    I needed a deer to pose for me and she came to the apple trees.

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    I’ve had a full working summer spent almost entirely inside the new book.

    Late August and the shades of blues and greens change.

     

     

  • 12 July 2013    

    July

     

     

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    Lake days, uninterrupted time. The ducks are

    the only ones quacking back to me.

     

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    Workspace with green and blue views.

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    A new book informed  by all that surrounds me.

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    A reflection of sky, water, sky.

    A month of seeing and working.

     

     

  • 5 June 2013    

    June

     

     

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    Sunapee islands in late June.

     

     

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    A sparse, litte house with simple chairs.

    Ones that hold stories.

     

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    These chairs live with us now but they still belong

    to other, old lives. You can feel them. It’s comforting.

     

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    A month or so of living at the lake. Morning dips,

    work, tea breaks, swims and dinners with friends.

  • 27 May 2013    

    May

     

    Olive is ten.

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    Hats & bones & birthday naps.

     

    Shoots & buds & blossoms, spring.

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    Tender, old apple trees talk amongst themselves.

     

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    Morning walks of awakening smells and birdsongs.

     

    Flowering trees dance on sloping hillsides.

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    Inside, new sketches.

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    Outside, black tea & honey

    & milk on the porch.

    We’re all beginning again.

  • 13 April 2013    

    INSIDE OUTSIDE

    INSIDE OUTSIDE BOOK

    Yay, It’s out!

    Inside INSIDE OUTSIDE

    And it’s in!

    Inside Spread

    And it’s out again!

    INSIDE OUTSIDE published by Chronicle Books, spring ’13. Look for it at your local bookstore and visit your favorite book blogs.

    Dogs Review INSIDE OUTSIDE

  • 6 April 2013    

    Spring

    In Vermont we have glorious springs. It happens in the blink of an eye. We go from muddy browns to limey greens. Monkey waits under the bush with baby.

    Garden Monkey

    There are sleepy colors all around. This year I’ve noticed the winter costumes worn

    Dressed Trees and Bushes

    by little trees and bushes at other peoples houses. Mine didn’t dress up.

    Frail Tree

    A frail tree poses as a dancer with a wire tutu

    Behind Screen

    Behind screens, three bushes wait, shadowy, seductive about to undress in spring.