charlotte had two little kids yesterday.

just out and still wet.

lick, lick, lick.
first steps.

yummy milk.

i love you.

lucie cleaning the baby.

apple blossoms

I have a need to ventilate, to have my porous body—sockets   
and holes—open to the bald-faced wind and have my heathen inner-stuff   
tweedled like a reed flute and this piffle floats out. But walking on the   
open road, I know even open roads, to be roads at all, are ruts.   

With a careless beanfield on either side, off one more time, even you,   
Mr. Out-in-the-Woods, might as well be stuffed in your hometown bucket.   
And if these grim beams of trees are truly home, Sweet, as you say they are,   
then the timberwolves would reclaim you by singing and that would be all.
The Moon would reclaim the timberwolves—not a snarl—soft keepsakes   
asleep in the palm of Her hand. I would reclaim the Moon by picking   
a white silk chrysanthemum and resting it on the branch beside Her.   
Who would reclaim me? and say, “Blossom, we are not two. There is no road   
to or from. You cannot write a love poem. You cannot walk away.”


planting turnips.


our hens have started to lay eggs.


storm kettle

we lost our electricity for a day, so we had to use the kelly kettle to boil water for tea.

happiness is a warm cup.

lucie, having her cup.

phoebe, having hers.

this way and that

this way, a redwood sunset

that way, a full moon over the horse farm
this way, a ladybug
that way, a spiraling spirea
lucie, a wwoofer from france, enjoys the morning sun


sakura, sakura