Some people are awakened by roosters. Others by maniacally quacking ducks on their neighbor’s roof. This ones comrade-in-feathers was on our roof.
Your weekly offering of writing/art prompts.Out the door early this morning, to take my Outlander in for new tires. Slow wi-fi connection in the waiting area resulted in a couple of hours during which I allowed myself to sink into reading an actual paperback that I held in my hands. The book, Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, […]
Yesterday, I visited the satellite St. Paul Farmer’s Market that sets up in Roseville every Tuesday morning. I’ve been trying to buy more local produce and be more conscious of seasonal cooking instead of using stuff that gets brought in from Chile, Mexico, Australia, and other far-flung places. As I pulled into the parking lot […]
First jalapeno of the season.
Strawberries just beginning to form.
Your weekly offering of writing/art prompts.Tomorrow is the Summer Solstice, an observance I love for its swirling combination of mythology and science. I love the idea of solstices as religious days, days to recognize how the wheel of the year defines our lives. Light, dark, warmth, cold, growth, and slumber. I love the solstice in […]
Wet, wet, wet. Three inches of water in the rain gauge not once, not twice, but more. Water rushes at Minnehaha Creek, washes through farm fields, shuts down the interstate highway. The hard-working farmers could lose their crops. The foolish could lose their lives. And in other parts of the world, children die for lack […]
Your weekly offering of writing/art prompts.My part of Minnesota is lush right now, every plant growing in an urgent surge thanks to much rainfall these past weeks. And the outdoors has been a steady inspiration for me as well as a soothing presence when I need one. But, of course, there is inspiration everywhere, and […]