Tag Archives: relationship


Fledglings have been appearing at my feeders for some time now.  Their parents coax them into the Holly tree, then bring a morsel of seed or suet.  There’s always a kerfluffle in the Holly branches as the fledges vie for … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Being, birds, family, Feathers, Gardening, nature, Photographs, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Beach + Beagle = Fun!

How long has it been?  We kept asking one another as we drove over the Lewis and Clark Bridge across the Columbia River from Longview, Washington to Rainier, Oregon, following Route 30 West to Astoria.  At least fifteen years we … Continue reading

Posted in Beagles, Being, dogs, Feathers, nature, Photographs, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Through the Past, Darkly – Self-Portrait Weekly Photo Challenge (Background)

It was long after those halcyon nights with our Cliff House friends drinking pitcher after pitcher of beer at The Goal Post Tavern, punching quarters into the Juke Box to listen to another round of Honky Tonk Women or Jumpin’ … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Being, family, nature, Photographs, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

green on blue (weekly photo challenge: up)

Earth Day dawned cold after a cloudless night.  As the sun warmed the air and earth, I ventured out for a walk in my neighborhood with my husband Creighton, and beagle Josie.  There was one dab of a white cloud … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Being, family, nature, Photographs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

earth + sun (weekly photo challenge ~ change)

These photos were taken on the northwest shore of Orcas Island, Washington, USA.  Camera:  Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47  No enhancements, no filters, just cropped and sized.

Posted in Art, Being, nature, Photographs | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

on being

my hands pull out the dead shrub I pour water into a hole in the earth plant a life form birds twitter above clouds swirl the universe opens in a heartbeat stories around night fires over centuries and generations seek … Continue reading

Posted in ancestry, Being, family, Gardening, mythology, nature, Poetry, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Imagi Nation (Daily Prompt: Fantasy)

What a sad place the world would be without fantasy.  There is a poignant scene in Miracle on 34th Street when Kris Kringle teaches Suzie how to imagine.  It always reminds me how important it is to encourage a child’s … Continue reading

Posted in Being, mythology | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details

This gallery contains 5 photos.

Living in the Pacific Northwest provides year-round pleasure in the beauty of moss.  It is a fascinating plant form which, when photographed up close, has an other-worldly appearance.  I hope you enjoy this small study of moss growing on the … Continue reading

More Galleries | Tagged , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Peach Pie Reflection

That first summer in Pullman I began to smell like oily sardines to myself.  A physically immature eleven year old, I longed for my body to develop.  This strong off-putting odor marked the beginning of my very slow odyssey into … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Being, Cooking, family | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bruised Apples (an analysis)

It had been decades since the sensation had hit me this hard, although I recognized it immediately.  I had just come out of the kitchen to join my sisters for morning coffee when, centered deep and low inside, the ache … Continue reading

Posted in Being, family, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments