Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Good Girl, Gracie!

Wait . . . and she does.

 Wait . . . and she does.

Robley, she implies, wait . . . and I do.

Monday, February 20, 2017


I wish I really knew how to use my macro lens. I lie down, inch forward, squirm back, squinch, lean, hunch, stand, sit, set and reset every option, study the light and shadow and foliage, tinker, and still . . . nothing I take pleases me.

Breathe, I remind myself; relax, I repeat; remember -- it took more than a year to figure out a different camera and lens.

But the year unfolds now, always now, and still now, never waiting for me to catch up.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


I imagine gliding like this, along the surface of water or deep in sleep, easy and peaceful, seeing things up close as never before or far away as never before, and then I remember my aching back, the nightly heating pad and fitful turning, one cat or another moving to take up new space, sometimes on that same pad where they glide effortlessly into sleep.

I'd like that.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Too Early for Spring

But no one has told
snowdrops (in all fairness, last year they bloomed winter to fall)
Lenten roses
star magnolia

What am I leaving out?

Oh yeah. A freeze.

Bound to happen.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

This Is What My Day's Been Like

Walk under blue sky. Happy dog. Happy human.

Discovery of Japanese Garden on campus.

Email, Facebook, newspapers.


Lunch, a treat, with a friend. Stimulating conversation. Great fun.

Visit with a neighbor. Laughter.

Long photography session.


Vacation planning.

Email, Facebook, newspapers.

Photograph editing, uploading.


Pure joy, like this lucky snap.