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When Wild Turkeys Return

It wasn’t a rafter or a flock, but my heart soared to see two wild turkeys and at least six big-enough-to-fly poults strolling the clearing between house and woods last Sunday. For years, so many turkeys lived in our hundred-acre wood that I collected enough dropped feathers to share with an artist friend who treasured…

Marieke Blokland’s Doodle Faces Lesson

I went a little crazy at the beginning of this year (so what’s different about 2019?) and signed up for two art jounal/mixed media year-long experiences: one is the gifted, irrepressible and kind artist and teacher Tamara Laporte’s Lifebook 2019, and the other is the equally gifted and welcoming artist and teacher Kasia Avery’s Wanderlust…

Yellow Slime Mold

Brilliant yellow slime mold on a fallen log. Photo-bombed by Lou. Maybe she was interested because the common name of Physarum polycephalum is “Dog Vomit Slime Mold.” Find a fascinating article on it by Eve Broughton of Northern California’s Lost Coast Interpretative Association here.


I’ve been away. In my mind. Not physically. It happens suddenly, this spirit travel. And when it does, I collect, sift and sort, but rarely write. It’s quite cyclical and yet I am always surprised when I realize I’ve been gone for weeks. I’m back for a while now. Who can say for how long?

Finding Grace

‘I could tell you my adventures – beginning from this morning,’ said Alice a little timidly: ‘but it’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.’ Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll Inspired by Heather Blakey’s workshop for creatives featuring The World of Georgina McClure at The Bancroft Manor and…