Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Seeds of Hope

summer blooms

in fall I sow seeds with fanciful names:
gay butterflies
red carpet sedum
origami columbine
sightseeing veronica 
thriller lady's mantle
victoria forget-me-not
noble and red flame lupine
violet and white gayfeather
mystica and rondo penstemon
silver carpet snow-in-summer
fruit punch, harem, pizzicato, and queen alexandra poppy

dreaming of summer blooming

wilting daisies keep me company
white upon white

hundreds of dreams now dormant:
seeds of hope
covered by snow
doze until spring

through trial and error
over 24 years at high altitude
my method is this:
wait until a snow that will form the base
mix seeds and sand in a pail
determine areas of sunlight and shade
fling the seed with all good wishes and plenty of hope
wait patiently for June when the first green shoots emerge

I believe in miracles
I believe in One Good Thing

(it's snowing hard at this moment - the seeds sleep)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Remembering Good Things

Snow and stillness...
The remodeling is nearing completion.

Sunlight and blowing snow filter through Spooky Woods as I walk.

Nature yields her gems.

A mama moose and her calf pay a visit.

I remember many good things.

Friday, October 11, 2013

A Week of Randomness

We're still in the midst of remodeling.
Patience is a much-needed commodity.

I removed everything from my entry wall for the painters.
My husband suggests I replace the antique photos of relatives
with some of my own photography.
Mmmm - we'll see.

I admire the perseverance of the Bristlecone Pine.
Though gnarled and bent, it yields and endures.
(However, lately, I'm less like the tree and more like the cones - bristly!)

Early in the week, I hiked a path of gold.
Thank goodness for the time I spend outdoors.
It renews my spirit.

Snow clouds approached yesterday as I took my walk.
This morning Angelica, my garden angel, wore a white shawl and muff.

I met a black bear on the trail this week.
I wrote about the encounter at Live and Learn.
I'm glad to say both the bear and I survived.

Thank you to my blog friend, Nancy,
who hosts

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Focusing on Good - Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Lots of Good Things this week:

Something Colorful

Just before our latest bout of cold and snow, we enjoyed vivid fall colors.


Early morning,  the sun flared pink as we crossed McClure Pass.


Self Portrait, October 5, 2013
Sunny in Denver after the first hard frost overnight.

In Motion

We're babysitting Sam for several days.
Always in motion, it's hard to get a non-blurred photo.


Sam conked out in his stroller during an afternoon walk.
Shhhhh - please!

Thank you to Ashley Sisk for hosting