I call this one little dog on carpet

Morning light on the hibiscus

The naked ladies are blooming

Someone got a haircut…..

Picking up shutter paint with this little one…

Who pops up on the 2020 playlist? Why look at that, it’s @curbservice! Plus, @morehipnow just happened to be wearing her Curb Service t-shirt today. Kismet?

Waiting for her Mama to come.out of the store and hoping for more of those freeze dried treats we picked up earlier at Prairieland Feeds…

Walking, after the rain

Evening #getoutside #sunflowers #sunset #illinois #pixelphone

Today I went for a walk about…

Earlier, waiting for her Mama to come out of the eye doctor.



A Litany for Survival


Photo by TJ Parker

For those of us who live at the shoreline
standing upon the constant edges of decision
crucial and alone
for those of us who cannot indulge
the passing dreams of choice
who love in doorways coming and going
in the hours between dawns
looking inward and outward
at once before and after
seeking a now that can breed
like bread in our children’s mouths
so their dreams will not reflect
the death of ours;

For those of us
who were imprinted with fear
like a faint line in the center of our foreheads
learning to be afraid with our mother’s milk
for by this weapon
this illusion of some safety to be found
the heavy-footed hoped to silence us
For all of us
this instant and this triumph
We were never meant to survive.

And when the sun rises we are afraid
it might not remain
when the sun sets we are afraid
it might not rise in the morning
when our stomachs are full we are afraid
of indigestion
when our stomachs are empty we are afraid
we may never eat again
when we are loved we are afraid
love will vanish
when we are alone we are afraid
love will never return
and when we speak we are afraid
our words will not be heard
nor welcomed
but when we are silent
we are still afraid

So it is better to speak
we were never meant to survive.

Morning cuppa…. #coffee #morningcoffee #coffeemug

Bee Balm

Big yawn from a little girl #schnoodles

It’s just about time…

Tonight’s Movie… American Graffiti. An AFI top 100.

Pomegranate sun tea is out and starting to brew. So far we’ve tried mango, raspberry, and blueberry. We’ll see how the pomegranate stacks up.