I never used to care about birds. What is about aging that turns us into bird-watchers? One of my favorite feelings is awe. I love when I’m going through normal everyday life, eating my yogurt or walking outside under the sky, and I’m struck by a wave of wonder, a flush of the soul that … Continue reading Awe and the mundane
Spring is here!Snowflakes floatgently down. When I stood at the back window this morning, I saw a snowflake drift in a slow zig-zag, down to the ground. A flurry more followed. Tomorrow is the first day of spring. I usually take a gardening vacation when the equinox arrives. I take the week that contains the … Continue reading Equinox eve
Today is Thanksgiving in the US. I slept in until sunlight leaked around the edges of the curtains, which I never do. Now I’m by the window in the living room, my coffee in the sill, with a cat on my arms as I type this. We got a new chair, and we put it … Continue reading Coffee before pie crust
I don’t branch out much with photography. I think I take the same photo of dogwood flowers, the same photo of lilac flowers, and the same photo of salvia every year. I use the same lens on the same subjects. I did shoot in the soft evening light the other day and was really pleased … Continue reading Playing with lenses
I’m waiting for the sun to rise. Outside, the sky is a deep dusky blue. Soon it will brighten to pink, and I’ll be able to see my new little bird bath in the rose bed, and the fresh mulch I spread yesterday out front. My gardening vacation is underway. I had 15 yards of … Continue reading Moon is up, birds are singing
I was distracted at work yesterday. I waited for my mulch guy to call, then once he did call, and once he delivered my 15 yards of mulch — one pile in the driveway for the front beds and a second pile at the top of the hill out back for the back beds — … Continue reading My garden vacation begins today!