Empty Nests

December 7, 2021 I went out at 10 a.m. up on the ridge. It was cold, blue skies were giving…

Red Berries, Blue Cones

December 3, 2021 Bright winter sun, pale blue sky. A panel of clouds created a chill as I started out,…

Ice and Snow

November 23, 2021 I’ve been waiting for it, and today it appeared: ice. This morning was 25 degrees, and it…

Winter Wind

November 19, 2021 Cold again–almost bitter–dense clouds, bits of pale blue, shafts of light that peek out, a constant cold…

Cold Wood Smoke

October 29, 2021 Last night it smelled properly like October, and I took deep lungfuls of the cold smoky air…

Witch Hazel Blooms

October 18, 2021 Delightfully cold out, though we went from summer to winter. The wind is brisk today, and dark…

Second Summer

October 11, 2021 Bright warm sun, slowly falling leaves, a cool undercurrent but still and warm. Piles of old mushrooms…