The heaviness and humidity in the air hangs like thick jello pudding, dripping off your skin, sticky, and uncomfortable. That sensation that comes upon you in the summer time ,when even the bugs can’t be bothered to fly about, because the air just feels too oppressive. The only expedient solution would be to dip … More The Tangled Garden….
The Painted Lady Bed and Breakfast Inn is a well appointed century home, set upon lush green lawns, with a gracious front porch where It’s possible to live all summer ….camping out on the soft couch. There’s a rustic coffee table with white petunias set upon it. It’s that old style wide and creaky wooden … More 100 days…..
The lightness of the air as I stepped off the plane immediately brings a smile to my face. The familiarity of this airport, and the nostalgia for this area is welcoming, and haunting all at once. Memories cascade in, of running a little girl up and down the corridors at high speed, brown curls blowing … More More than a picnic….
Queen of the North, is just one of the titles that she has been given, She/He is a son, a friend, a brother, a nephew, a cousin, and a grandson too. She is known as Brooklyn Htyes, a drag queen, and is also my cousin Brock, who was my perfect little ring bearer from over … More What a drag….
There is a 5 digit code to get into “ The neighborhood.” The key pad is lit by a red light, but when the numbers are added succinctly, the light turns green, and I can enter or exit, depending on my direction.. or possible misdirection. This door is kept locked, and protected because these inhabitants … More What’s going on in the hood?…..
It is located in Turkey, this Mount Ararat. This is the spot where we read in Genesis, that Noah, and his family, and the ark finally came to rest after being tossed by the waves for 40 days and 40 nights. This mountain looks majestic and beautiful, and looms large, and triumphant.. quite the spot … More Finding my Mount Ararat….
The news feed today proclaims some not great updates for the day. There will be rain, on an already flooded landscape. There is a possibility of snow and ice pellets on are area where power has been recently shut off, and the land is fully and over abundantly saturated with water . They are calling … More Diaries from the port-a-potty …
Walking up the road with two dogs this morning. The sky was grey, and the air felt damp. The river seemed to be gathering anger. Being ill prepared is not an unusual situation to find myself in. What do I know about Spring flooding, and rising water levels on a mighty river? Apparently, not even … More A flood of kindness…
I found them yesterday while searching through garbage bags in my basement.. They are treasures to me, works of art, of indescribable worth…and as I pulled them out from in between patio chair cushions, just the smell of old rubber, and dust was intoxicating to my my nostrils. I breathed deep.. and the memories flooded … More Raindrops on rubber boots….