Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A Revision Reminder

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” ~Mark Twain

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Garden spider zipper

I love the way this garden spider makes a "zipper" in her web. Is there a story here?
Learn more about the black and yellow garden spider. I found this one in CT.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Corny Vocabulary

So many colors..are there words to describe them all? Ivory, yellow, gray, eggplant, mauve, rose, up close they look a bit like river rocks that have been worn smooth by centuries of icy water. There's one kernel that even looks like an engorged tick, now you can really tell I live in New England!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Farm Stand...and more

I found all kinds of goodies at the farm stand last summer...including story ideas. This pudgy fellow turned out to be a bedstraw hawkmoth caterpillar.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

In case winter is dragging on...



Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”
~John Muir

Tuesday, February 6, 2018




“Dawn was breaking over the horizon, shell pink and faintly gold...” ~ J.K.Rowling in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Show Don't Tell

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”
~ Anton Chekhov

I Can't Wait!!