Monday, February 28, 2011

In my house

This is my writing desk. It was the first piece of Real Furniture we bought after we were married in 1979. It's tucked into a corner of our cozy living room. On the wall to the side is one of a pair of embroidered pictures that mother made for us for our wedding. On the desk is a Zen garden and a vase full of sea glass that we've collected on all our visits to the Atlantic Ocean and Long Island Sound. The nooks in the desk hold tiny momentos that are important to me. I am a bookworm. One of the latest from the library is on the desk. Tucked into one of the drawers is the latest volume of the journal that I've kept since I was seventeen. All that in one little corner!


Sunday, February 27, 2011


With my Bean boots, I can trump through slush and stomp in puddles like a kid. I love my Bean boots!

Saturday, February 26, 2011


This evening, young Fiona met the challenge of playing the fiddle on stage at an Irish ceilidh.

Friday, February 25, 2011


Friends meet to talk at Starbucks.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Aidan is six!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


The underside of the overpass of I-91at the Connecticut River in Hartford.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


In a world and a time filled with threat and uncertainty, Tuesday evening Taize services provide a beacon of hope, symbolized by the candles we hold and then bring to the altar in prayer.

Monday, February 21, 2011


The Valentine's Day tulips have faded, but the petals are still beautiful.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Night shot

Nightfall in Queens, NY.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


So much activity at the Springfield RV Show...this is a restaurant on the fringes of one of the buildings.

Friday, February 18, 2011


The gym on a Friday afternoon.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


A nice glass of burgundy after a long day.


Slam on the brakes

Yesterday, as I was driving home from work, I came around a curve beyond the big pillars of the overpass, and there was this train coming at me! The tracks aren't used often and there are no warning lights. It wasn't blowing its whistle. I slammed on the brakes, avoiding being the lead item on the local news.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Repeating patterns

Our kitchen floor and one of our chairs.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Our library has a selection of board games available to play.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day

Flowers from the two most wonderful men in my life: tulips from my husband and a rose from my son.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Traditionally, cafes were considered to be places for conversation; now hust as often, people sit in isolation with their computers or other electronic devices.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


We have had a respite from incessant snow in the past week or two. Since temps have seldom risen much above freezing for a significant amount of time, we still have huge piles of now ugly snow everywhere. Businesses are faced with treacherous parking lots, plus the stuff they've had to clear from huge flat roofs. At Lowe's today, they were carting off heavy snow in heavy trucks using heavy equipment. I do wonder where they were taking it.

Friday, February 11, 2011


From what we heard of the coversation drifting across the room, it seemed that this man & woman were just getting to know each other. Here they are interacting with each other & the waitress.


Thursday, February 10, 2011


At the New Britain Museum of American Art, there is an hallway with a double glass wall that contains shapes of colored glass that have writhing strands of glowing light within them. Tonight was the first time we've seen them in the dark.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Motion blur

My impish grandson eludes his parents as we were getting ready to leave the pizzeria this evening.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011


An empty chair in an empty aisle in the empty stacks at the back of the library.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Buildings across Connecticut have been collapsing under the weight of this year's snow. People are taking desperate measures to relieve the stress on roofs. The Home Depot in our town was closed for two days because it was deemed to be in danger. They used a crane and huge tarps to haul the snow down to the parking lot.


Sunday, February 6, 2011


My friends allow me to share their enchanting two year old grandson, Isaac, with me. When he left tonight, he said, "I love you, Mamo." My heart melted.


Saturday, February 5, 2011


All the snow and ice have created issues--including collapsing roofs. Fortunately, we haven't had to deal with that, but there are workers everywhere out in the cold trying to solve or prevent weather related problems.


Friday, February 4, 2011


TV sets line the walls at PC Richard, a local electronics chain.


Thursday, February 3, 2011


The petunias in our AeroGarden provide welcome color for our eyes in the season of unrelenting white and grey.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Branches here are ice-covered and barren.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011


In the lull between storms, there was some unexpected pink in the sky just as dusk turned the snow blue.