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 […]

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.

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.

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 —

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.

Red chair on ice

I could imagine a slideshow of this posture on this chair in many different settings…on the beach, on the mountain top, in a city street, on top of a building, on the back of a ramp truck… slide after the other. (Oh I should mention its my brother. Clearly we have a lot in common.) […]


This is on the appalachian trail up by iron mountain. It is a cow drinking thing I think like a cistern.

the life of the grass

This is the kind of thing I am thinking of now. I dont know where it will go. Often the imagery is in a nebulous place first. I want to focus on grasses and maybe the minimalist quality, contrast of land and sky, but yet the evidence of the life of the grass through the […]

Roan Mountain

I went to Southeast fiber educator conference . Dan picked me up and we had a picnic on roan mountain .