Thursday, October 20, 2016

night and day

 i do a lot of work in my kitchen 
and dining room at my old farmhouse
like they are my studio,
which, i suppose, they are.
 i finally pulled the summer book together
after conferring with a good friend about where to go with it
 wrote in all of the poems and words
 quotes and added in feathers
sewed in some things...
some of the fold-outs are quite long
 with surprise prints
 i stayed up very late one night
and wrote a LOT in cursive no less
 these pages are quite large, 
13 by 17, perhaps?
 and there was a lovely walk yesterday
late afternoon sun
at the new place:

 sugar maple
 shimmering staghorn sumac
cattail cat tails

tricks played by ferns and trees

 the new road being built
 the old wall

 wild clematis seeds
 goldenrod still coming!
  coming home the back way
soil for the garden waits.


  1. Liked this on Face book but LOVE it here. I can't recall where you are...New England, right?

  2. michelle, i'm in northern new york, north of the adirondacks near the border.

  3. new home looks great, nature around it even more

  4. such beautiful book pages & love the autumn colours of your place in the North Country.

  5. neki, yes, it really is!
    mo, i am so happy with this book, and it's really on the cold side of autumn now.

  6. the book looks absolutely amazing. and for some reason, even with all those beautiful glowing autumnal colors, I am in love with the second photo with its graphic outlines of the interior warmth

  7. dee, thanks, i like the in the night kitchen shot, too.

  8. Hi V - the post is filled with so much: autumn views - beautiful; the detail and process of your book - it has come together so beautifully; and the new home - but also the ability to more between the old and new - each has its own purpose and meaning. Thanks. Go well. B

  9. barry, i so appreciate your words. thank you.

  10. Still in love with your book, with an added crush on your "shiboried" sugar maple leaf!

  11. oh Velma - so so beautiful!! xxx

  12. the book is exciting, must be wonderful in real life - holding it, turning the pages. That is the most impressive wood shed I've ever seen and the sugar maple leaf has given me ideas!

  13. hazel, i love the book, too!
    felicity, thank you. it's beautiful here
    jean, YAY for ideas!. we have at least three years covered...the house has 14 inch thick walls, and is warm--lots of southern windows!


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