The Muse

HE arrives and is all like Where is my café? What is this – merda on my chair? And he shoves my books and phone from the couch to the floor.  Plops down in a purple Boho huff.  And I’m all giddy anticipation, a groupie, just staring.  He slips off his aviator sunglasses, futzes with his man bun.   I’m still gawking.  Until he Read More …

Photo Meditation on Hope

This morning I stood in my garden and the clarity of light reminded me of that morning fourteen years ago when I watched live as the second plane hit the second tower. But I didn’t want to dwell on the darkness of that day, which ripped deeply into my psyche and wounded me with fear Read More …

She Shed Update #4

I’m starting to see the final product now that most of the siding (the board part of board and batten finish) and trim work cover that bright green zip paneling.  I love board and batten siding for its cottagey feel, and I’m so happy Hubby honored my one design request.  The goal is a very organic, airy space Read More …

Rodent Showdown – Part 2

So, my neighbors figured out why our yards suddenly became a super highway for rats when we really haven’t changed much this summer. There’s a rental house across the street whose tenants are not, shall we say, “a responsible lot”.  For example the first weekend or so after the original said rental tenant moved in Read More …

Rodent Showdown

I hate rats.  I hate mice.  Yes, I should love all of God’s creatures.  But I don’t.  Not rats and mice.  If you want to see me turn cold and lethal, mention one of these vectors of contagion, rabies and Black Death.  I don’t want them in my house.  I don’t want them in my garden.  I don’t want Read More …