Light in the Dark Moon

new moon in starry sky

Light. I have been doing a lot of thinking about light and darkness, contemplation, placements, and the moon, particularly in the closing of this balsamic Pisces moon and tomorrows dark moon, with the upcoming new moon cycle. I love the dark moon time. I do not think of light and darkness as opposites.  Rather, I […]

Have you ever heard of an underground forest?

Underground Forest. Photo credit Rachel Sussman Oldest Living Things. 13,000 year old. Dwarf mobola(and others) Latin parinari capensis These woody plants hide underground!!! This plant structure in South Africa has adapted to its fire prone environment in an amazing way. Many species that live in the bushveld ecoregion here have grown thick bark that will […]

Risk Boosts Creativity

Blank canvas, piles of colored cloth, stacks of brightly colored thread, a beautiful piece of 22×30 200 pound Arches paper—even a delectable pile of fresh vegetables and pristine fruit waiting to be cut up and cooked into a meal for loved ones—all of these can be terrifying obstacles. You might think its wonderful to have […]


Every year, I celebrate the winter Solstice by lighting a fire just before sunset and keeping it going throughout the long winters night until just after sunrise. Difficult as this year has been I have so much hope this year. I have many of the same obstacles that kept me from the productivity I hoped […]

Creative Color

Orange color creativity inspiration

I have not written for quite a while.  At the beginning of 2021, I was publishing on Medium.  I still plan to keep that up.  But, I need to figure out where my time is best spent. Right  now, I am focused on working with color.  It’s so exciting that I want to share my […]

Turtle Shell Symbolism

I  found this turtle shell sitting right on the tip of the hill waiting for me on a summer walk. Upon researching,  found turtle shells can signify protection, renewal and the old and wise, slow and steady. Thank you, Turtle.

Mars lost ocean of water to space

Mars lost ocean of water to space About 4 billion years ago, a primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, say researchers, but Mars has lost 87 percent of it to space.

Lichen color Wet Bark

It is rainy and snow just about gone. The world is brown and grey. Yet the subtleties of color in this bark stand out.

The shovel Dialogue

This is my driveway I have been shoveling this week. I put a picture of my shovel. Here is the conversation I had with Emily: Me: “It took me 6 Hours to shovel the Driveway which is .10 mile.”Emily: “You need a better shovel.”Me: “Here is a picture of my shovel.”Emily: “You mean you really […]

Cold Sunrise January 2015

The snow was piling up in New England. Here in Stoney Creek we had echoes, flurries, and cold sunshine.

Winter Pond

It doesn’t snow very often here and the water does not freeze over. I felt lucky to capture this pond. Luckily the bull has been taken away for the winter.

Another Sunrise

I do not ever get tired of the sunrise. It gives me hope and strength.

Magenta Hills

The mountains really are this color sometimes. When we first moved to Tennessee I used to call it the impossible colors.

Incoming Snowstorm

It never ceases to amaze me how you can see the weather change over the distant mountains. The sun was shining so brightly in one part of the sky, but there was a snowstorm in the distance.


Nature has its own ways of displaying colour, and it does so with abandon; colours in their natural state are wild, uninhibited, free. They shift and vary, they grow and recede—always dynamic, always unpredictable. Colours like to mix it up, and they don’t sit still. These tendencies are inspiring, but not always practical—at least not […]

An example of human created ecosystem by accident. Is it an accident?

These sundew plants are growing on an old dock in the very end of dog cove. An example of human created ecosystem by accident. Is it an accident? Or are we less than we think they are, part of the planet as worms and snails are? Meat-Eating Plants Getting “Full” On Pollution Carnivorous plants in […]

Snowed in

I’m snowed in its March 25 in Tennessee and I can’t get off the hill and that means I’m not going to be able to get to school —

This was in my head this morning

‘You are old, Father William’ (1865) Lewis Carroll “You are old, Father William,” the young man said, “And your hair has become very white; And yet you incessantly stand on your head – Do you think, at your age, it is right?” “In my youth,” Father William replied to his son, “I feared it might […]

8: Image

This piece is by Jim Arendt. It is in process. we are both at a tactility forum :

Elbow’s Hill

I finally went to the top of “our” (elbow and I) hill today. I miss her but will love another doggie when she comes to me.

I was reminded of Desiderata today.

Desiderata Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and […]