Friday, December 21, 2012


it is not the end of the world
it is just beginning

the house is decked in greenery 
ready to welcome the light of longer days
with prayers for a brighter future 
love to all

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


From Kelsey Loomer's blog Sweet Mess, I found words of comfort in light of the darkness of the week.

image by Kelsey Loomer

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be, 
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water. and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come to the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

~Wendell Berry

a cold wet day in December

a view from my studio

pine silhouette/detail of a new start

Saturday, December 1, 2012