Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ice Storm

To every one on my Christmas Card List, I am sorry. Last year I didn't get my cards out because of a broken wrist. This year I had all good intentions. I was visiting my mother in early December and would get cards sent out when I got home. Then this happened:

The ice storm wreaked havoc in Central Massachusetts. Not to worry though, Friday morning after it looked like the worst of it was over we left her powerless house and found refuge in a hotel about 20 miles away. Travel was treacherous, but we made it.

My mother's house is still without power but they say it should be back in the next few days. Then the big clean up begins. I will probably be here through Christmas.

Next year I promise I will get those Christmas cards out earlier!

Thank you Boston Globe for the pictures.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008


We lost a good friend this week. Gusto was our
neighbor and we used to spend a lot of time in the woods
hunting squirrels and chipmunks together. He taught me
a lot about how expressive a non speaking being can be and my
work improved because of that.

Gusto is the reason we got our own puppy and although he
probably would have been happier being the only dog in our
lives, Gusto was a good uncle to McKenzie.

We all miss him.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sunday, October 12, 2008


...was one of those days.

It doesn't get much better.

Friday, September 26, 2008


We're in for a wet weekend.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

It's Fall!

Time for chores.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Illustration Friday: Routine

She gave it all she had, but when she finished
her routine, she wasn't sure it had been enough.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

It still feels like summer...

...but since late July we've been seeing more
and more of these.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

At Last!

Time for a little tidying...

Saturday, July 19, 2008


just for fun...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Every morning

Every morning at sunrise the fidgety brown dog
gets me up for a walk.

Sometimes we find fierce sticks

and strawberries, tiny and wild.

Finally we get to the waterfall.

The water is lovely.

Then we head home,

where I am ready to face the tasks of the day,

and the brown dog is no longer fidgety.

Friday, June 20, 2008

IF: Hoard

Even a hoarder should share once in a while.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008


...Spring has arrived! But you can still see a
little snow off in the distance.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

IF: Wide

It's a big wide world out there.

Friday, May 9, 2008

IF: Electricity

There was a spark between them that neither could deny.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Friday, April 11, 2008

Friday, April 4, 2008