A New Beauty

All dried up 
and beautiful in a new way.

The hard work of nodding in spring breezes complete,
sun-dried daffodils decorate a rusty toolbox. 

Parchment paper lily of the valley in blue glass 
bottles recall wedding bells and ivory veils.

Last year's weathered hydrangeas reveal an 
inner framework strong enough to make it through 
a long winter.

project about dogs and reading. The product has made a few twists and 
turns over the course of three years. Recently, I was notified that 
the final copy went to print. 
Teach Your Dog to Read will release this November! 



Spring Changes Everything

 Spring sunshine arrived just in time. 
I'm sure you can identify. 
It's turning ordinary things 
into magical objects of beauty. 

 Our midcentury Orlyt greenhouse is 
getting a long-deserved renovation. 
More room for beauty, fewer piles of nonsense.

Repurposing old objects for a new life is 
exactly the sort of puzzle I savor to solve. 


Lean In

More snow photos. 
You might be thinking, 

Yes, I know. I feel it too. 
In Kentucky, we're in a season of possible snow 
and overall gray gloom, 
with random dashes of spring. 

So while we're still in winter, 
let's intentionally lean into its wonder— 
Heaps of delicate snow-crystal creations. 
Feather-like frozen fluff. 
Frost-gilded leaves of yester-season.

Because soon and very soon, spring will arrive
 and winter will be over. 

“Wrong will be right, when Aslan comes in sight,
At the sound of his roar, sorrows will be no more,
When he bares his teeth, winter meets its death,
And when he shakes his mane, we shall have spring again.”
- C. S. Lewis