Saturday, September 7, 2013


tuesday after labor day
i went back to school
meetings meetings meetings
and finally, on thursday, students.
a very good class.
aimee remembered how it is for me
and sent this
and see-there's still
indigo on my thumbnail!
from long ridge, where nancy
brewed a mighty vat!
my heart will remember this
 and this very large squishy one
 early september sky
 and in another direction, this.
there has been,
while i was away at work
not attending,
a turning towards winter.
we slipped over the edge
and there's no going back
only reminders.


aimee said...

that WAS a mighty vat!! reminders of a rich, nourishing summer.

Valerianna said...

Magical skies and Maine stones? Autumn has definitely begun to breathe her cold breath ... haven't lit a fire yet, but considered it last eve. Curious about the nature of your new job.

Velma Bolyard said...

aimee, i love the mighty vat. i can see a cartoon!
valerie, fire here last night. tonight, again, for sure.

Anonymous said...

hope the new school, challenge is all you hoped it would be. the weather has changed dramatically here,unlike you, I'm not a fan of winter. the butterfly photo is exquisite, lovely colours.

Velma Bolyard said...

jean, i know, the cold. can't help loving the snow, though! that butterfly was damaged, but so beautiful. found over at the new place.

blandina said...

I love your eye for details

leFiligree said...

"there's no going back, only reminders"--love it!

Velma Bolyard said...

blandina, sometimes i get so caught up
joni, thanks. it's true.

neki desu said...

a nail telling a tale.

Velma Bolyard said...

neki, an ai story-

jude said...

still in between here. neither here nor there.

Velma Bolyard said...

jude, betwixt

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