Spring Arrives (#SmallWonder Link-up)

Dead mums staggered in the flower bed outside  the kitchen window  and rattled their bones  at me all winter long. Today, under a warming sun,  I bent and broke  their brown branches at the base where new green leaves...

Not Where, but With

I never envisioned being the kind of woman who drives around with a dog sitting sentinel in the passenger seat –  I’m a cat person, after all.  But she loves to go, so I let her. On straight stretches I reach over and bury my hand in her fur ...

Gerbil (#SmallWonder Link-up)

Tiny nose, bulging eyes, whir of white whiskers.  Pin-prick precision fingers carry bedding, clutch seeds.  Nest, burrow, run ‘round the wheel.  The cat, obsessed, incensed, broods on top of her cage sniffing, spying, swatting. *   *   *...

Winter Blues: I Want to Seek, I Want to Find

Christ in the Wilderness – Consider the Lilies by Stanley Spencer The trees hold tufts of snow, cold, white, cotton balls lifted toward a pale blue winter sky.  Yesterday I painted three canvases.  I have no idea what I’m doing, paint-wise, but bold...
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