Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Tree Barking

Tree Bark

at the Wilmington end of the Trail on this beautiful blue morning.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Do you see what I see?

Do you see what I see?

Do you see it now?
Merry Christmas to the Easter People!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

My front lawn

as my neighbor gets his new post Irene bridge. It'll be alright in the end but what a mess!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Winter shawls

on the lake

and on Rosie (condensation from her breath on her fur).  

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sun falls

like a rock these December afternoons. Still makes a very pretty splash.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Winter Sun

Early beauty

Looking East

Looking North

Heading back West

And back at  the beginning.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November Mornings

Mornings have been dark and grey
but still a patch of late bloomers
wild asters

Monday, October 8, 2012

Saturday, October 6, 2012


One morning a week ago or so

and standing in the same place this morning 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


the morning swim on these 40 degree sunrises
but so enjoying the gorgeous quiet evening swims.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Gardeners Beware Scary Images Follow

I didn't weed or thin in the vegetable garden this summer
Rattlesnake Pole beans found their way to the top

but the Sunflowers won in the strongest survive contest hands down

Monday, September 3, 2012

Bye Bye Birdie, Summer

one of the pair watching the swim this Labor day morning
a couple of weeks ago when the night air was warmer than the lake water

 but this chillier morning the lake was a fog machine

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Bird ____

The expression
followed by the look of ¿comprende?

This hawk sits on one of these poles most everyday when I drive out of the Dam Road. I roll the window down, stop and chat. This morning, he made a point of letting me know his feelings about our budding friendship. He missed.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Remembering and Forgetting

In truth, she can be a wild one.

The Church bells ringing at seven on Tuesday surprised me even though I knew of the plan to ring them statewide. I was caught carrying the compost out to the compost pile as the bells pealed from the Jacksonville Church up the street. Somehow I had forgotten about the anniversary bells, just as I had forgotten how surprised I was by the little river in front of my house on that day last August. The depth of my flood surprise might be akin to my little Rosie deciding I look like dinner. Yes, theoretically, I know that could happen, but not to me and my dog, right? 

However these things work of who forgets what so who can be surprised, I am grateful for the bells on Tuesday, they were a sweet touch and the perfect short, sharp, bittersweet reminder.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Morning webs

Ultimate String Bikini web

Vintage Vinyl web
Fence Post sitting web

 And Trail Walker's web around snake skins.