Thursday, 30 October 2014

30 October

a pear is a sensual fruit.

ripe and round

and sort of plump

almost voluptuous in shape

soft, but not too soft

beautiful in the light

almost dancing on the kitchen windowsill

fits nicely in the palm of your hand

delicious and slightly fragrant

I once had a pear tree growing outside my bedroom window

I would lie awake in the moonlight and listen to fat pears 

dropping onto the grass below us

Friday, 24 October 2014

24 October

we live on a rather tiny island between two beaches

Short beach on one side is for people

and black rock -aka, dog beach

is open to dogs year round

Monday, 20 October 2014

20 October

Two paths diverged in a yellow wood
And knowing I could not travel both
 And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth

Robert Frost

the wood is littered with yellow

leaves from the birches and beach trees

bittersweet bursting open

yellow leaves with red berries

and dappled sunshine

on the path

Sunday, 19 October 2014

19 October

a perfect day

I was not familiar with this song so I played it on youtube. 

it seems, somehow, depressing to me...almost sarcastic. 

It is rather sad that he died so young (71...seems younger and younger to me)

For me, a perfect day is spending time with the ones I love

or a romp on the beach while supper is cooking.

Saturday, 18 October 2014

18 October

fun picture


over the summer we went to see the rock band 


so much fun!!

Friday, 17 October 2014

17 October

this was taken last winter...

it can get rather lonely and foreboding on an island 

in Janurary

a rather tiny island has mood swings

let's just say she can get mighty pissed off 

in the dead of winter
give you the cold shoulder

 or toss a few boulders up onto the causeway during a high tide

and leave all the folks stranded here

till she feels like she's proved her point

then go all quiet and still again like nothing ever happened

17 October

October at the seashore

Thursday, 16 October 2014

16 October

the path through

 the hundred acre wood

leads to the playground

sometimes there are groundhogs 

in the pathway

when they see us they waddle 

into the tall brush reeds

where the birds and mices

scuttle about

gathering tiny seeds

and acorns 

for an October feast

Sunday, 12 October 2014

12 October


our life is frittered away by detail

simplify, simplify



 i am always comforted with a cuppen tae

new moon above 

Saturday, 11 October 2014

13 October

the fun

Hung out with most of kids yesterday 

 The good

Team shirt

The random

it was chilly and wet today

we had a few visits from some mourning doves

who puffed up to keep warm

the good, the random, the fun

Friday, 10 October 2014

10 October

the autumn here on this rather tiny island has been warm thus far

seed pods intermingle with fresh blooms

in the garden

first frost should hit in a week or so

all blossoms will bend

those seeds that have hidden away in there little pod homes

will fall to the earth 

and lie in waiting

the whole winter through

Thursday, 9 October 2014

9 October

I live on a rather tiny island

which is just 1 square mile of land

these pictures are from last winter

9 October

lingering monarchs 

the community gardens on this rather tiny island

has a section area devoted to butterflies

and so the monarchs linger there 

as they pass by

on their way to warmer climates than ours

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

8 October

we went to Maine

to visit the cousins

this is an app called flipagram

in case you didn't notice it's shameless advertising in the video 

which is one of the things I don't care for

the other being that it sometimes clips the photos

other than that though it's a great app

and lots of fun!

Monday, 6 October 2014

6 October

the good

for the past 45 minutes I have been watching the sun rise over the Atlantic Ocean 

from my living room window. It has been some time since I've seen it. I've been 

busy or it's been raining and gray. I had forgotten how beautiful it was.

I am not posting a picture....wake up early one day soon and 

watch the sun come up from where you are.

it is absolutely the most amazing thing.

every single morning you can count on that sun breaking forth over the horizon

into a new day

the random

Joe hit a deer at 4:30 this morning driving through the city on his way to work.

It's antlers crashed into the driver's side mirror but didn't go through the window.

Quite a scare for the both of them but no one was hurt. 

the fun

The last of the quarry jumping 

6 October

they went to the sunflower field

a mother and two grown daughters

they walked through the middle

in an arch of yellow 

and they made pictures

Friday, 3 October 2014

4 october

this is the man with whom I have been entwined

in one way or another since we were 11 years old


he's pretty hot as well



3 October

the last of september was an Indian summer weekend

so we went for a last trip to the quarries

but the brambleberry vines climbing the pine trees

were yellow and orange

and the water was cooler than it had been

when we got home we closed all the windows

in the fading sunlight

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