Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beautiful everyday thing

Laundry basket made by Dot Hutchins, Vassalboro, Maine.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Six inches of water in the cellar,
snow again this morning.

First robins.
Sustainable latte on the cook stove.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Our bees are awake,
and we're still eating last year's honey.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Monday, October 12, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friday, February 6, 2009

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

mine is a reluctant marriage

to these northern woods:
I resist its embrace,
but then, the place wooes me.

Home, after a week away, to find the snow half gone,
my bees furiously alive in blossoming maples,
daffodils budding by the stone doorstep,
and we dig overwintered carrots for supper.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

mud art

How to make a silk purse out of this event called spring?
Friends call to exult in blooming daffodils; we measure spring's arrival in our own way.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

a madonna of sorts

She has planted onion and broccoli seeds in her greenhouse, looked after the castrated bulls.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

I tell myself there are advantages to deep snow in March

It's beautiful.
The skiing is good.
I can prune the old lilacs by the porch without using a ladder
(and I think I'm in the garden again.)

Friday, March 21, 2008

fuel shortages

There's a new sound in the landscape--
(not the town plow truck, not snowmobiles)
Winter isn't over, and we're running out of wood.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Who's watching? lunch as a data transmission event

Do "they" know what I had for lunch, what books I'm reading, and whether I nap on the sofa regularly? And what will "they" do with these details of my daily life?

Thursday, February 21, 2008