I just spent over three weeks feeding the birds. Really.
The various feeders outside my home office window have been swinging empty for way too long. My desk sits in front of a window that looks onto the flowering cherry in my side yard. The empty feeders hang in its lower branches, framed by the window. I keep meaning to stop at the feed store. Continue reading “The Trouble with January”
This chill mid-winter wind startles
the last of Summer’s leaves loose
a spectacular flowing flight
from trees clustered along my homeward drive.
Twisting together like smoke, they move,
and wind along and above this darkening lane Continue reading “January Falling”
Finally, we stand numbly at the brink of the end of December. The year of 2016 has lurched, exhausted, to a close. With a mix of relief and of trepidation I prepare to turn the last calendar page of 2016 to uncover January 2017. I’m fairly certain, I’m not the only one who feels more than a bit hesitant to let another year in after the chaos we are preparing to sweep out the door. Continue reading “Semi-Preparedness”
It’s not about the hole in my shoe, or the one in my sock. It’s not even about my Toe peeking out from both.
It’s about recess. There are a host of developmental and behavioral reasons why daily recess is such an essential time of the school day. I take my preschool students outside on all but the very coldest of cold days. It is one of the first quite chilly days when my toe, my big left toe, became an issue. Continue reading “It’s Not About My Toe”
In this hand, I hold the sun
and a season’s worth of rain with
one thunderous storm breaking wild,
shredding a shattering, scattering wind.
Continue reading “One Glass”
There’s a trick to walking on ice. You want to keep your feet under you, you have to take your time. You must take short steps and avoid hitting with your heel first. The best way to make progress is with a sort of sliding shuffle. The ice can be tricky, but the ground is your friend. Keep it close. Continue reading “Beware, Icy Conditions”