Wednesday, June 27, 2012


It's a beautiful day
A day for love
They meet
They talk
They dance
She leaves
She wonders
He sends good-byes
The message is passed along
She makes contact
He replies
They talk
They make plans

It's a beautiful day!

Maybe magic does exist.


Monday, June 25, 2012

Bugs and Critters

What a wonderful world I get to live in.  This elegant flying bug was hanging out in front of the gallery last week.

I'm not sure what it is, it could fly and there were a couple of them.

And today we went on a nice long hike on Champion Road in Nevada City.  The NID ditch is wonderful for the boys to cool off in.  Today I saw a couple of fish and this great big crawdad.

It was the prettiest color, browns with some bluish green.  I tried to talk the boys into jumping in to catch him but they said no.

I attended a wedding this weekend.  I can't even remember the last wedding I went to, it's been a long time.  This one was probably one of the best ever, sweet and romantic, outside on a perfect day, filled with music and fine people and such an incredible sense of love.  Afterwards there was dancing in a big old hall with wooden floors and it was glorious!  I met a man and developed an instant crush, his face I could look at every day for a long time.  Of course, I probably won't ever see him again, but it was so much fun to talk and laugh and dance and be for an evening.

And now life goes on, all the usual things, made a little brighter by that glimpse of what could be and can be and should be.  It helps me be content with the richness of my life, knowing that it's worth waiting for something really great to come along and to be patient and know way deep down that I will find it.


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Drudgery and Delight

Almost the middle of June, isn't it?

Where does it go?

It goes into each new day, filling the hummingbird feeder, cleaning and filling the fountain, raking the leftover leaves and pine needles, keeping the baby pool filled with water, emptying trash, clean the pollen off the floors and tables, laundry and buying groceries, studio time and gallery time and a million endless details of life.

The seeming drudgery brings delight.

The hummingbirds flitting to the feeder and then joining the finches and robins and grosbeaks splashing in the fountain are a delight.

The yard which invites you to sit at the table, put your feet up and have a cup of coffee while the dogs play in the baby pool is a delight.

The gleaming wood floors that feel so cool on my feet in the early morning, sun streaming through the kitchen windows and a cup of strong espresso delight me.

Planning new things in my studio or selling that perfect piece of art in the gallery remind me daily how lucky I am do be able to do what I do.

Clean white sheets and flannel blankets for the cool mountain nights cradle my dreams of tomorrow.

Fine friends that are finding their way to a peaceful happy life, leaving sadness and betrayal behind.

Dogs laughing up at me, charging the birds and lusting after squirrels who perch high on a pine limb, taunting.

And loving my family and friends, feeling the rightness of what I do and who I am, which is the ultimate delight.

I'm planning more trips to Texas, for family and silly experiences, though not much is sillier than the Wiener Dog Races.

I love this pic of my daughter and me, taken with an old camera with even older film.  A modern picture with the feel of the 60's.

Peace to you.