Thursday, January 30, 2014


"If we could see
the miracle of a single flower,
clearly, our whole life
would change."

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Coming soon to a garden near you!
How many days
can you wait?

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


Their color is so exquisite against the snow.
Shy little babies.
So beautiful and peaceful.
And they travel in pairs.
He and she.
And then they disappear,
until the next dawn.
Happy Tuesday!

Monday, January 27, 2014


All the little birds.
It's nice to watch them glide in
to feed themselves.
They share.
They sing.
They hide.
They shuffle.
They make peace.
I love them.

Friday, January 24, 2014


"Perhaps, after all, our best thoughts come
when we are alone.
It is good to listen, not to voices 
but to the wind blowing,
 to the brook
 running cool over polished stones,
to the bees drowsy with the weight of pollen.
If we attend to the music of the earth,
we reach serenity.
And then, in some unexplained way,
we share it with others."
~Gladys Taber
Happy Weekend!

Monday, January 20, 2014


is where
in the pinewoods
in the moments between
the darkness
and first light
two deer
came walking down the hill
and when they saw me
they said to each other, okay,
this one is okay.
let's see who she is
and why she is sitting
on the ground like that,
so quiet, as if
asleep, or in a dream,
but, anyway, harmless;
and so they came
on their slender legs
and gazed upon me
not unlike the way
I go out to the dunes and look
and look and look
into the faces of the flowers;
and then one of them leaned forward
and nuzzled my hand and what can my life
bring to me that could exceed
that brief moment?
For twenty years
I have gone every day to the same woods,
not waiting, exactly, just lingering.
Such gifts, bestowed
can't be repeated.
If you want to talk about this
come to visit. I live in the house
near the corner, which I have named
~Mary Oliver


Thursday, January 16, 2014


"Mere color,
unspoiled by meaning,
and unallied with definite form,
can speak to the soul
in a thousand different ways."
~Oscar Wilde~

Monday, January 13, 2014

Winter Monday

"Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it."
-Mary Oliver-
She just about covers it!

Friday, January 10, 2014

The Light

Happy Weekend!
Hope it's full of light.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Winter 2014

Winter has her grip on us.
A gentle reminder that Mother Nature is alive and well.
Stay warm, and out of harm's way.

Monday, January 6, 2014

A Sweet New Year

We spent our New Year's Eve in Sugarloaf, Maine.
Bone-chilling winds, frozen toes, and rosy cheeks.
There was live music, delicious food,
cheers, and beers!
There was beautiful light on the mountain,
and smiling faces in every room.
Champagne, and Rum cha-da.
Lagunitas and Celebration.
Balloons and a crown.
A reindeer!
Tiff and Matt.
Tim, Zack, and Ev.
Casey and Bailey.
Fresh snow blanketed the trails and slopes.
We were enveloped in a snowstorm of Love.
Everyone is back home safely,
embracing the memories
of January at the Loaf.
Thank you again, Kim and Tom.