Thanks, eh?

Hot-glueing acorns onto a basket, making pear sauce, writing a story about romance under an elm tree. This is autumn. I give tremendous thanks.

September is the real new year…

… and I hope it brings you renewed energy after a relaxed summer. I’ve got a few things in the works as far as writing classes go, (check under “classes”) and have been hard at “work” on more stories. It’s not work if you love it. I hope you’re doing what …

There are not many true blues in the natural world. Whether these delphiniums qualify is up to you. I hope they make you as happy as they make me; they’ve been grand companions in the house, as I finish up another edit of my novel. Along with these homemade chocolate chip …

One word for today: gratitude. Okay, a few more. A weekend in the big city, and I got to see my first Western Tanager. Still discovering the west coast and its inhabitants, even after nearly 20 years. What have you discovered today?

  My daughter, raised thus far in a non-denominational, Mother Earth-loving family, has been going around singing “Happy Re-birthday to You” today. Whatever your beliefs, Happy Easter.

Spring, wherefore art thou? The tulips won’t open their mouths. The air smells sweet but I’m still in mittens. However, I did find myself very close to a mama robin on her nest this week, and it gave me hope. For all you writers out there, sitting on your stories …