love is everywhere

“Love is everywhere, I see it You’re all that you can be, go on and be it Life is perfect, I believe it Come and play the game with me” — John Denver PHOTO: Heart-shaped rock, Branford Supply Ponds, CT ©2013, Jen Payne.

Lessons in Snow

By midday on Friday, the impending blizzard had been teasing us with feather-soft snow for hours, luring us into a false but hopeful sense that this is all it had to offer. But the weather reports were grim; even the independent, non-apocalyptic forecasts were ominous. I was as prepared as I could be: the battery […]

Windsong

On my way out to pick up some last minute provisions before Hurricane Sandy moves in, I turned on the car radio and heard John Denver’s “Windsong.” Seemed appropriate to share, along with prayers that those of you here on the east coast stay safe over the next few days. The wind is the whisper […]

Valentine [5]

Love is everywhere, I see it You are all that you can be, go on and be it Life is perfect, I believe it Come and play the game with me. — John Denver • • • ©2012, Jen Payne – Hardwick Winery, Hardwick, MA

At the end of the day, asparagus.

John Denver used to sing: “some days are diamonds, some days are stones.” Surely we all know what he meant. Some days? Ah! They just move along seamlessly. Morning to night, hour to hour, moment to moment. And other days tick along about as slowly as the second hand on a clock. Tick. Tick. Tick. […]