A Favorite Poem; “Kicking the Leaves”

This is a favorite poem. “Kicking the Leaves” by Donald Hall.   Kicking the leaves, October, as we walk home together from the game, in Ann Arbor, on a day the color of soot, rain in the air; I kick at the leaves of maples, reds of seventy different shades, yellow like old paper; and poplarContinue reading “A Favorite Poem; “Kicking the Leaves””

Autumn Painting

Follow me. There is a path up ahead. I can see it. I have been here before. Follow me across the stone bridge. It is beautiful. Follow me. I have to finish painting. And then I came home to paint.

A Garden Needs Weeding

Yellow Tiger Swallowtail Ruby-throated Hummingbird In my garden I am Weeding I know not the names of the weeds They surround my plants I do know my back and leg muscles Will ache the next day I am on my knees Two hours on my knees I think this  is a form of prayer ManContinue reading “A Garden Needs Weeding”

God’s Tiny Flying Ballerinas

Thursday morning A hummingbird At the feeder I imagine It is God’s Tiny flying ballerina Dancing from feeder to flower The garden of zinnias Pink and yellow and red and orange I must hurry To photograph The tiny ballerina The tiny dancer Moves so quickly Here then gone Not like the swallowtail Spending all morningContinue reading “God’s Tiny Flying Ballerinas”

Out My Window on a Saturday Morning

“Who’s the most beautiful in the Land?” I believe I am making the world a better place with beautiful photography. If you are looking for beautiful portrait, nature, or documentary photography, or someone you know is looking for photography that helps to create a more artful and beautiful life, please contact me.

Good Advice; Your Words Matter

Here’s some great advice from my friend, Jennifer Dukes Lee: “Here’s a little secret for writers: The way to write authentically is to pay attention to your regular life. “I have written three books, one Bible study, and thousands of blog posts. But it took me a while to get in touch with The Regular.Continue reading “Good Advice; Your Words Matter”

About October

I began the month with great expectations. Read the Bible daily. Practice yoga daily. Write daily. This I didn’t accomplish. But Susan and I did begin a new season of volunteering in the Bridges Together Program . Here are two of our students–4th graders. I made some delicious food. Here is a meatloaf with mushroomContinue reading “About October”

Welcome October

I love October! “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers,” wrote L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Green Gables. Me, too!!! Picture-perfect evidence of God’s majesty surround us. Magnificent autumn leaves invite us to see the beauty that envelops us. At Mittineague Park, the park down the street from where weContinue reading “Welcome October”

The Last Day of Summer

Today, Sunday, September 22, is the last day of summer. I am not sorry to say goodbye to summer. Oh, there were many great times. The time Susan, Freddy and I went to Art in the Orchard. And a trip to Lost Acres Vineyard and Lost Acres Orchard last week for the town’s annual FarmContinue reading “The Last Day of Summer”