She Kept A Parrot

I picked up another Amaryllis at Walgreen Pharmacy early in June. The foliage and the buds were pale with only a hint of pink. I didn’t have much confidence that she’d...

We celebrate Birth and Life. We avert our eyes from Death and Dying. We see life in Kodachrome. We see Death in monochrome.  After the recent freeze, I went into the...

Making a Fist Naomi Shihab Nye For the first time, on the road north of Tampico, I felt the life sliding out of me, a drum in the desert, harder and...

I swore that I would never post again until I answered every wonderful comment on my last post. I am still well, but I have had a few small complications that...

Last year, the poor little clematis managed to produce one tendril. It made it all the way to the top of the trellis and produced one blossom. During the winter, the...

Easter Egg If I saw the little bowl by itself, I would think, “oh, that’s just precious!” It’s intricate, delicate, beautiful. But when the egg is placed on it, the beauty...

  Tortures   Nothing has changed. The body is a reservoir of pain; it has to eat and breathe the air, and sleep, it has thin skin and the blood is...

Big Lucy  in showoff mode! Both Dragons are trying to bruminate after making valiant efforts to attract each other through the glass. They still come out of the caves to bask...

Winter Rose I feel a bit ridiculous sharing my health status, but I wanted to share it with all of you who have been so supportive and kind to me for...

Whoever is in charge of the Climate Control Dial Has turned it in the wrong direction. If I thought it might work, I’d do a sun dance in the street. Instead,...

This is my family. My daughter, Kelli, her husband, Jeremy, and my beloved grandson, Charlie. They are on holiday in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where they go every year for the end-of-the-season...