August Break Day 2: Gold This isn’t just any gold unicorn horn, it’s a talisman perched atop a delightful cake for my daughter’s 20th birthday. As a mermaid, I’m no stranger to magic, but it’s a joy to watch my girl come into her full young woman-unicorn self (next week she may be a sweet blue-feathered bird singing in the rain for love and toasted granola, she does that). I’m participating in Susannah Conway’s August Break photo-journaling challenge. And it… Keep Reading
I drove past this church on our way home after being away with my daughter for a month while she completed a linguistics research fellowship. What better way to begin a new day than with an open invitation for a little pray.
May is my favorite month becsuse it’s the birth month and Mother’s Day. It’s also a time when we awake from winter’s slumber; the quiet soft warmth just before the lingering daylight and heat of summer. And just like the tulips and daffodils pushing their bright faces through the soil, I trade sleeves, scarves, and snow boots for bare shoulders, loose-fitting dresses, and bare toes painted the color of seas.
Haiku #14 Hiding in the tall grass: Your red Obi sash and my tortoiseshell comb.
Pusheen the Cat strolling by blooming daffodils; Spring in the city.
The dogwood blossom shines white Beneath a sky full with sun.
Thank you, President Obama.
What makes me smile two days after Christmas? A new hat that fits over my frizzy hair and keeps me warm while on the beach collecting shells, sea glass, and making photos. ❤
Fresh rosemary plucked from my daughter’s hand as she was fussing over a pan of balsamic, garlic, and honey chicken. She volunteered to cook Christmas dinner as her gift to me. She was worried she couldn’t afford to buy gifts. Her academic course load was heavy this semester, I suggested she drop her campus job and focus on classes. She didn’t need to worry. I told her I’d only accept her gift of a meal if she was doing it… Keep Reading