Photography · Poetry

I Think a Thousand Thoughts… and Nothing At All

I write poems. I have for a long time. Some of them are not for public cosumption. Some of them are angsty and old and… telling.

I was reading some of them today. Some of my old poems. Perception is weird. Sometimes I like them. Sometimes I don’t. Today I liked this one.

The sun flew in

Photo by TJ Parker

  Through the window

      And a newness sprang forth

From the darkness before

  Why do you suppose

The rose opened up

  Like I opened up

    To new beginnings?

A crowded room

  A silent street

What is the difference

  Always with someone

    Possibly yourself.

A cascade of feelings

  Parading through my mind

Like smoke

  Making shapes

    In a smoke-filled room.

I wonder often


And in dreams

  Of the mysteries of myself

    And the world

I think a thousand thoughts

  All at once

And really nothing at all

           Like this.

Daily Ray of Hope · Photography · Words Written

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

Nature, the gentlest mother,
Impatient of no child,
The feeblest or the waywardest, –
Her admonition mild

~ Emily Dickinson

The Blues of a Mountain View (Glacier National Park)//

Daily Ray of Hope · Photography · Words Written

The sky is that beautiful old parchment in which the sun and the moon keep their diary. ~ Alfred Kreymborg

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

A Full Moon over Moab//

Daily Ray of Hope · Photography · Words Written

Sierra Club Daily Ray of Hope

True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment. ~ William Penn

Drinking Gold//

LiFe · Out and About · Photos

Great Graffiti

Great Graffiti, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

A train passed as we walked along the river in Vancouver Friday night and I had to take a photo of it. Some of this art is so stellar. Gallery worthy. Amazing.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT · Great Britain · Photography


Piglets in Ullswater, England.

Taken in September 2007 with the Canon Rebel XT.

LiFe · Photos · Weston

The Little Man

The Little Man, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Yesterday we had a great day hanging out at home. We were busy, really busy, the day before, so just hanging out and being together as a little family was wonderful. Here’s the little man enjoying his day at home. We took his collar off so he could be naked. It gives him a break from having to wear it. Thanks, Mary, for the idea. I think he likes it.

Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT · Oregon · Photography


Peeking Out, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl.

Mini Iris in Oregon.

Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.