Monday, August 18, 2008


After learning of Kay Ryan's appointment as U.S. Poet Laureate, I ordered her book Say Uncle. It arrived today, a wonderful treat. Patience is one of those virtues I hope to achieve before I die...


Patience is
wider than one
once envisioned,
with ribbons
of rivers
and distant
ranges and
tasks undertaken
and finished
with modest
relish by
natives in their
native dress.
Who would
have guessed
it possible
that waiting
is sustainable-
a place with
its own harvests.
Or that in
time’s fullness
the diamonds
of patience
couldn’t be
from the genuine
in brillance
or hardness.

Kay Ryan
US Poet Laureate

Friday, August 15, 2008

(Almost) Guacamole

Guacamole and enchiladas at my house tonight...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Blogging break...

I'm taking a blogging break for awhile to work on a project which must be completed by mid-September. If it turns out well, I'll share it when I'm done.

Although I won't be posting, I'll still be visiting my favorite blogs in the interim. Because I seem to be addicted to this stuff...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Splashing about...

I had a pleasant afternoon yesterday splashing about with paint and water. And then I sat in a chair by the river and read Billy Collins and enjoyed the cool breeze... a perfect summer afternoon.

When I woke up this morning, I discovered that Marsha Robinette at The Extraordinary Pencil had kindly sent the Arte y Pico award my way. You'll want to visit Marsha's blog. Her drawings are quite beautiful and her posts are thought provoking. Thanks so much for thinking of me, Marsha!