Sunday’s Brief Respite

Morning rain over the Thimble Islands. Sunday's brief respite from the summer heat was an invitation to step out for a walk this morning, and I am so glad I did. The nature trail by the marsh was serene and still, and for the first time in weeks, my heart was, too. Juniper and Yarrow Queen... Continue Reading →

The Bedroom Bookshelf

Put Something In by Shel Silverstein Draw a crazy picture, Write a nutty poem,
 Sing a mumble-gumble song,
 Whistle through your comb. 
Do a loony-goony dance 
 'Cross the kitchen floor, Put something silly in the world That ain't been there before. Shel Silverstein’s classic book A Light in the Attic was published in 1981,... Continue Reading →

A Summer Day

I drifted into a summer-nap under the hot shade of July, serenaded by a cicadae lullaby, to drowsy-warm dreams of distant thunder. — Terri Guillemets • •  • ©2012, Jen Payne

a standing meditation

What am I wading for? What am I waiting for? What am I wading for? What am I waiting for? What am I wading for? What am I waiting for? Jump in! • • • ©2012, Jen Payne

Summer Whisper

Yesterday, while I stood knee-deep in meadow grass to capture wild fleabane and raspberries in bloom, while a joyful bee dipped and danced in front of me, I almost missed the visitor who came quickly down the path. I think she thought I was a flower — leftover perfumes from the day — but stopped... Continue Reading →

Summer Top Ten

1. Colors zinnia dahlia dianthus coreopsis liatris cosmos delphinium geranium hydrangea fresia gladiolus mari-gold 2. Feet bare feet on hot pavement with colorful, painted toes wearing flip flops hiding in sand 3. Summer Places secret summer places — like Brigadoon from the mists — a screen porch for lazy afternoons a food truck serving lobster... Continue Reading →

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