Summer Joy

Summer Joy

As another summer comes to an end, I can honestly say it has been one like none other. How could I bring myself to write while in survival mode. I, like the rest of the world juggled the challenges we were dealt in 2020. This was going to be the magical year. 2020 was...
Whiskey Rose

Whiskey Rose

Sweet sounds of a harmonica swirl through my studio space. Mellow vibes keep my strokes simple and calm, focusing on one color at a time as I build layers of flower petals. I am in the zone and numb to anything in my surroundings beyond my easel. My mind is enveloped...

So Here It Is

The older my kids get, the more they teach me. This week, one of my kids told me the new thing on social media, especially Instagram, is to bring it back to how it used to be. Of course, I’m completely intrigued and press on. Well Mom…it used to be fun. It...
Bee Bayou

Bee Bayou

Sitting on my back porch gives me a deep longing for my mother. I want to pour a tall glass of her sweet tea and have her right next to me. Thank goodness for technology. I love talking to my mom. Those who know me and think I am long winded…shoot! You...

Dandelion Wings

Reworking a garden is perfect meditation. For me, spring is like hitting a reset button. I’d like to hit a button to zap the weeds out. Is there a button for that, maybe an app? Especially for those dandelions. I am always shocked by the roots of a dandelion....
Swimming Hole

Swimming Hole

Standing at winter’s edge, budding trees show promise of spring. Gray skies have dominated and I long for the simplicity of sunshine. In my moment of weakness, I dream of summers in Montana. Remembering how desperate we were in April for the remaining 6 feet of...