Saturday, October 25, 2014

dancing susans

here are all its brothers and sisters . . . 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

gold leaf

well . . . big brother sun is slow to come up and over the horizon these days, so here's another kind of gold for your eyes to wake up to . . . .

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

fallen sumac

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

cycling home in the rain . . .

is more often than not, entirely worth it . . .


Monday, October 20, 2014

i'm not raking just yet . . . !

the steps to my front porch . . . .

Sunday, October 19, 2014

happy birthday mum!

this is an image almost entirely unimaginable during my teen years (and perhaps at times after that),
but here we are - my mum and i - able to truly express our love and affection for each other
as people who have been there and more than done that … and lived to tell the tale!

what is truly wonderful is that "telling the tale" has become a matter of truth and straight upness and not so much the carefully manicured pieces of life before we finally got each other and understood much of what had gone before. now we live in the hope that we have many more years to share our stories, our joys, our struggles, our simple appreciation for a life that is so astonishing to each of us, given not only where we came from, but where we imagine we are going to.

we are each on a trajectory that sees us bringing whatever goodness we can in the time we are given to whatever and whomever crosses our paths.

happy birthday mum.

i am so deeply grateful for the goodness you taught me to look for and create in myself,
and then also for the goodness you continue to bring into this world!

with my love