...sometimes even a single feather is enough to fly. (Robert Maclean)


weekend list

oh, weekend,
let me tell you what i love about thee:

my sweetheart in her muck boots
 hauling fresh bark mulch
with garden tools worn smooth from use
in the trusty old wheelbarrow that has carried
the weight of so many years.

oh how i love
to look all around and see 
the endless possibilities
of what we can create
with soil, sun,
water, and seed.


life just doesn't get any better
than this...

(especially with this face
looking up at me)

old man tucker

our gardening helper, who digs with glee
through our gigantic pile of compost and soil mix.
he loosens and aerates it
and sometimes if i aim the wheelbarrow right beneath him
i can catch it and save myself some shoveling.

my sweet old survivor boy...

i didn't think i'd get another summer with him,
and yet here it is!

full of more chances to roll and scratch
and dig and fetch and
swim and
lie in the mud and
have belly rubs
kisses and love.

oh weekend,
thank you.


  1. inspiring and beautiful words. like a poem. and your dog; so cute and sweet. another summer with him to enjoy.

    here' s a melody for your weekend. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgMTDQ6QUZU&feature=player_embedded#!

  2. ooooh, I enjoyed the listen!
    Thanks for introducing me to Helios!
    And thank you for all of your kind comments, Angelica...