Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

tia annie

the life of the party
always a story or a joke to tell
with one of those faces
that bear the signs of past suffering
and shine anyway
with some brilliant and undeniable light from within
100 years of light
of celebration
now time to leave the party
to leave it up to the rest of us
to remember the punchlines
and go on shining

Thursday, December 15, 2016

tumble and fall

leaves slip
from december trees
i watch them
tumble and fall
to the ground
more gracefully
than others

web tension and life trajectory

standing under the hot spray of the shower
looking up at a spider web
strung between the curtain rod and the wall
to what degree
the tension of the web
the course of events of this experience i know as my life
and whether or not the attendant spider
ponders such things also

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

happiest tree

we went to the nursery yesterday to look for a christmas tree.  when we found the happiest one we brought it home.

potted shore pine

still awaiting trim but makes things feel christmas-y even without and radiates a joy and pleasantness.

we'll plant it somewhere on the property after christmas.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

the boy who drove a model A

to know the boy who
drove a model A
and chased butterflies across the hillsides

Friday, December 9, 2016

oak gall christmas balls

about a week ago i noticed a lot of galls had dropped from the oaks.  i picked one up and admired all the interesting knobby protrusions it had and thought it could somehow make a really neat christmas ornament.  i collected a couple dozen and today i did a little experimenting with some spray paint...

the paint is still a little tacky so i've got them hanging in the mill office to finish drying.  once they're dry i'll make some hooks for hanging them.

fun stuff.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

sharp-tailed snake

made the acquaintance of the tiny and beautiful sharp-tailed snake today...