Friday, June 18, 2010


My beautiful daughter, Gloria:


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Afternoon on the Sacramento River 6/10/10

Smaller Pond and Waterfalls My Backyard 6/10/10

Small Things

It is the small things I notice

As I come out of the fog of the end of the school year

I begin my morning walks

Bird songs, wet nose of the dog

Rabbit chases, a flushed deer

The first light on the tops of the trees

The breeze that happens at the moment of dawn

I stop and examine the trail

A highway of life is recorded

Round horseshoes, bicycle tracks, boot prints, small sneakers show the day

Then smaller, deer hooves, dog paws, the small hands of raccoons and possums

Ever more tiny, the faint prints of rabbits and squirrels show the night

Startled mourning doves rise from the cover of flowering blackberries

A wet nose prods me on

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

First Dunk in Whiskeytown NRA 6/7/10

Mt. Lassen becomes part of Mexico! (In Kim's mind...)


Vacation at last! I'm still decompressing, but will write more soon. Oh... the luxury of time to write after that long unending winter! There was snow on the windshield of the bus in early May as we returned from a swimming trip... and it seemed that we were going to vacation before there was any hint of real summer up on the mountain.

8th Grade Graduation

8th Grade Graduation

Grandma Final

Grandma Final

Melody's Perfect Day

Melody's Perfect Day

End of the Year Sillies!

End of the Year Sillies!