Learning inside and outside

Muscovy duck above and ibis below I’m in St Petersburg Florida this week at a writers conference working on craft, hearing accomplished authors share their personal stories, and attending readings of their work. As expected, I’m learning a variety of things that will inform my own writing. What I hadn’t expected is how much I’mContinue reading “Learning inside and outside”

The ponds at Eckerd College

On a conference break, I walked by the ponds that attract a variety of water fowl. Above, a pelican swims near the shoreline. Below are a cormorant, mallards, and an unidentifiable by me bird that I think is a duck. If you can identify it, please let me know in the comments. And as DoryContinue reading “The ponds at Eckerd College”

Prairie Dogs

On a beautiful Boulder day, I saw prairie dogs enjoying the spring-like January weather just as much as my friend and I were as we walked the path. We could hear them vocalizing loudly from every direction. Their high-pitched calls were a clear indication of their desire to communicate. I did a bit of researchContinue reading “Prairie Dogs”

Woodpecker Micropoem

Thoughts while perched on a branch – It’s peaceful up here, gazing skyward Blue? No, not enough Azure, cobalt, sapphire? It’s a start My wings ache to touch the sky, dip in its richness How much lovelier would I be with royal blue feathers?

Best of 2017

Thinking about 2017, I’ve read so many best of lists – books, movies, cupcakes. I decided to choose best photo memories of my year. Wishing everyone a 2018 full of good memories. January: full moon through the trees February: First run of the day skiing with the sun and moon in full view. March: LenticularContinue reading “Best of 2017”

Life above the clouds

Living at 8200 feet has both challenges and charms. This may be the ultimate test of are you a “glass half full” or “glass half empty” person. It’s a choice we can all make. When you have a day where it’s cloudy and gray at 5300 feet (I know that sounds like high altitude toContinue reading “Life above the clouds”