November 30, 2013


a walk by our creek
after Thanksgiving dinner
the ice just starting


November 29, 2013

November 28, 2013

November 27, 2013


I spread my fingers
wide to catch a falling leaf
but it slides on through


November 26, 2013


rainsong on the roof
and then the answering growl
of the basement pump




November 25, 2013

November 24, 2013


heat inside and out
a cup of hot chocolate
after the bonfire


November 23, 2013


just enough
to see the dark shapes of trees
November moonlight


November 22, 2013


wheelie practice
my job is telling him
how much air he gets


November 21, 2013


colder mornings
the wrens surprised to see me
in the back yard


November 20, 2013


the sweet shock of warmth
in the midst of a cold night
her kiss


November 19, 2013

(From Flickr, used via Creative Commons)

our morning test prep
we head down to the bridge and
skip stones together

(in honor of C.D., on her birthday)

November 18, 2013

November 17, 2013

(image used via CreativeCommons)



brimming excitement
we stand outside in our socks
to see the moon ring  


November 16, 2013


toasting pumpkin seeds
and remembering the friend
who taught me this trick


November 15, 2013


autumn winds
amidst the clouds a glimpse
of the near-full moon


November 14, 2013

November nights 
suddenly the cold knows how
to pick any lock



November 13, 2013


braced against the cold
and feeling, all day,
driven on the wind


November 12, 2013

November 11, 2013

glimpse of the future 
he stands on the first step for
my welcome home hug

November 10, 2013

no less beautiful
for having been dropped to earth —
still-bright leaves



November 09, 2013

November 08, 2013

November 07, 2013

November 06, 2013

November 05, 2013

November 04, 2013

November 03, 2013


Quaker meeting
this morning’s messages
from the year’s first fire


November 02, 2013

November 01, 2013