2013 Christmas Poem (by Mum)






HOST OF DAYS I watched a gyre of leaves…caught up in a rustling spin When admidst the whirl…a bird broke free Minding me to look within. I long embraced the sun…stirred by the pleasure of time ‘Til its piercing gaze…blazed a goodbye Scolding to sip the sublime. Cloaks of snow buttoned down…I hardly could bear […]

Weekend 276.0






Nice weekend in the northeast (weather-wise). Was able to bike a bit and noticed that the abandoned Free Spirit at the train station has been robbed of its tyres. My home office is in shambles but slowly being reconfigured/reassembled. One of the most amazing things about moving is uncovering and re-discovering “stuff” packed and forgotten […]

Quality Watercolors






“Superior gardens are composed of Glooms and Solitudes and not of plants and trees.” — Ian Hamilton Finlay “I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.” — Genesis 9:13 Alternative Photo from the Limestone Archives

Weekend 165.0






The Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden I tried to select a photograph from this adventure with a (1) train, (2) flower(s), and (3) one of the 140 landmark buildings constructed entirely of natural materials. How accurate? You decide. Here is a picture of the TWA “Bird Terminal” at JFK created by […]

Weekend Retreat






I spent the weekend at St. Joseph’s Abbey in Spencer, MA. and took this photo on our way to the Abbey Church on Sunday morning at 6:40. I’m not really sure how the other retreatant(s) spent their weekend; I spent hours of it reading and was fortunate enough to discover this verse in a book […]