Saturday, November 26, 2011


Because all my family live far away I spent Thanksgiving Day with Juncos, Nuthatches, a Dragonfly and an ever chattering Red Squirrel.  I took a long walk, built a fire and then reheated a small feast.  The little painting is the first in a series.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Yesterday was so dark, cold and rainy I turned on the colored lights in my window. They reflected in the glass and appeared to be strung through the trees outside.  Empty jars await the herbs drying in my hallway.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Long Weekend

Saturday overnight camp
(this time I remembered the marshmallows!)

Morning stream

A bowl of oatmeal upon returning home

My latest pair of gloves

and last Wednesday's rainy hike that inspired them
Monday at the Laundromat

Saturday, November 19, 2011


After a truly rotten week at work
and a disappointing trip to the hair salon...
Gerber Daisies brighten my day.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday and fresh air

Sophie snuggled down
for her morning nap

while I took a drive 

around beautiful Amish farms

A walk around the fields at the Rodale Experimental Farm.
Up through the apple orchard

Muddied my shoes 

Swan migrating with Canadian Geese

Restored barn

Geo-dome greenhouse with more orchards 

What a treat to have the farm to myself

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Catskills in October

the ground was covered with mushroom stems
deer had feasted on the caps

a favorite place

it rained all day
the trail was like a small stream

wet, cold and incredibly happy
on the mountain top

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday Night-Sunday Morning

the waning moon through the trees
shining on the pond and the lily pads
moon reflected at the edge of a lily pad
equine flames
bright, clear and very cold (24F)
Sunday morning

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Beautiful today. A bit of a sorting out
this afternoon and then camping tonight.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Rainy day at the local community park
quiet pavilion
snack stand closed for the season

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


The early morning sun

Simple socks 

A gift of yarn bound for Norway

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Monday, November 07, 2011


Although this photo is a few weeks old, I think it explains why Sophie's head sometimes smells like Oregano!

Sunday, November 06, 2011


A walk along the creek
The bees were slowed by the chilly air
Last of the leaves reflected in the water
Winding wool for mittens while watching Wuthering Heights

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Starry Night

                             It's a cold and clear night...wishing I was in my blue tent.