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 →
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 little grass-is-always-greener (or whiter) repost for this scorching hot summer day.
You never know what you'll see in the summer woods! HAPPY SOLSTICE! xoxo, Jen • • • ©2013, Jen Payne
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
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
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 →
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 →