Monday, December 28, 2009


Christmas morning dawned peacefully,

but quickly became full of frenzied activity.

The tree needed to be guarded.

There were old friends to see and new people to meet.

The holidays were exhausting.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Thank You Union Elementary School!

A few weeks ago I visited the Union Elementary School in Montpelier VT. Today I got the best surprise ever when I went to the post office. Thank you cards!

They were all wonderful. I wish I could post them all. Here are just a few:

My sentiments exactly!

Of course I do,

especially because there is a picture of me inside!

Apparently someone thought that Arugula's party got a little bit out of control.

Thank you so much everyone! To see more cards, go to Arugula's blog

Monday, November 30, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stick Season

With the woods full of gunfire, we went to
the river

for one last swim.

We savored the sunshine as long as we could,

because it's November

and darkness is coming.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Autumn is a time of deep contemplation.

Friday, October 2, 2009

New Tricks!

I've been trying my hand at going digital.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pattern

The leaves are changing and I'm in the mood
for pancakes.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Top of the Mountain

Today we hiked up the rocky road,

by the craggy trees,

to the top of the mountain where we could see for miles.

It was fun.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Welcome Juliet

My nephew Nick and his wife Rebecca just had a baby girl.
I am so excited for them!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Fall is coming

It's never too soon to get ready.

Friday, August 7, 2009


Some dogs hunt for game.

Some dogs hunt for truffles.

But I have a berry hunting dog.


They're ready.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tea Party at Brown Dog Books

Yesterday Natacha and Emma at Brown Dog Books and Gifts
in Hinesburg Vermont hosted a wonderful tea party for Arugula.
It was PERFECT! To see more pictures, go on over to Arugula's blog.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

This Morning's Walk

High above the misty valley,

We followed the road

to waterfalls

and wildflowers.

Good Boy!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

It is Summer....

...and the bugs are out.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


I love where I live now, but there is
nothing like the place of my childhood. There
fences tumble under flowers,

and purple pom poms catch the breeze.

Sometimes creatures stand stone still,

Sometimes they are so fleeting you can't be sure if they are real.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Happy Birthday!

I can't believe he's two years old already!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thank You Flying Pig!

Saturday The Flying Pig bookstore hosted a wonderful
teaparty for "Perfectly Arugula" You can read Elizabeth
Bluemle's account of it here: