July 30, 2015

Enjoying this summer:
The music of PBS's Wolf Hall (as well as the show itself!)
Sally Mann's utterly captivating memoir
homemade ice creams from this cookbook
this live song,
and all the fresh fruit we can eat.

July 27, 2015

July has been an island this year,
distinct from the months that came before it,
and distinct,
I imagine,
from the months that will follow.
It was time for a change,
so I accepted a new job,
and the month has been a mix
of finishing up and farewelling the old job,
taking a pricelessly expansive break,
and looking forward
to the chapter that will come next.

May 28, 2015

May 27, 2015

May 26, 2015

May 25, 2015

May 21, 2015

Scenes from my garden.

We've reached that part of Springtime
where I can barely stand to be indoors
for more than a few minutes;
plants and leaves and blooms
are unfurling and changing and exploding into life
at such a rate
that I don't want to miss
a single moment!

Every day I am amazed
at what has emerged,
or blossomed,
or doubled in size,
since the day before it.

May 14, 2015

I know I am late to the game,
but I recently read Gilead,
and then Home
by Marilynne Robinson,
and I have a copy of Lila
all set to read next.
I enjoyed the first two books
(and particularly Home)
in a way I have not enjoyed a novel
in quite a while.

I read for so many reasons--
for relaxation,
for education,
for escape,
and sometimes simply
to fill up a bit of time,
on a long commute
or while waiting for a friend.

It is such a joy
when I come across a book
that is so beautifully written
that I savor the experience of reading it,
not just for the effect it has on me,
or it's place in my life,
but for exactly what it is:
a spare, elegant and well-crafted piece of art.

May 5, 2015

Cups of light.

April 29, 2015

I haven't ever shared iPhone photos here,
but I've been casually documenting
this apple tree
on my afternoon walks
ever since we moved
to our new neighborhood.

It has become my touchstone
for the changing seasons,
and this week I added
a Springtime photo
to the series.

April 23, 2015

A Springtime version
of this post.

April 21, 2015

April 15, 2015

Scenes from my Springtime garden.

April 13, 2015

A new self-portrait,
the first I've taken in well over a year.

It feels fitting
to be reflected in the window
overlooking the backyard garden
that I have spent so much time in
and have so come to love.

This is me, now.

April 9, 2015