Don Juan is Dead…

Don Juan is Dead…

This was first published on May 15, 2014 as an email newsletter.  I thought “Don Juan” was dead….. But he turned out not to be, thankfully. The climbing rose, that is, not a brought-to-present or contemporary version of the character.  I was all ready to...
Just so Briefly…

Just so Briefly…

This was published on April 10, 2014 as an email newsletter. “Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leafs a flower; But only so an hour.”   Robert Frost   Ephemerals.  Things, or in this case flowers, that are fleeting....
“Read these Leaves”

“Read these Leaves”

I had the nicest compliment the other day. I was just returning with Katie from our morning walk and met a couple of women also out with their dogs. The pups did their usual meet and sniff.  One of the women said she intentionally walks her dog on the sidewalk that...
Hoe, Hoe, Hoe

Hoe, Hoe, Hoe

Hawks. Nice to be at the top of the trees–and the food chain. When I was in high school, my boyfriend and I used to sit on his front steps, look out across the lawn and just talk. Sometimes he would play his guitar. Clarence, his big grey cat, would often...