grouse and...

this old house
is an old, old friend
  these 130 year old stairs
are steep and scary
at the top is ugly wallpaper and wasted space 
 a morning visitor
in the front yard
ruffed grouse are quick steppers
staying away from 
spooky stuff
happy birthdays 
to aimee
to wendy
forever beautiful
dear friends.

not much

field note: two ruffed grouse, budding
on tooley pond road
eating birch catkins

not much of interest happening here.
 so i have been quiet. 
i drive and look and look and see fields bleached ochre. 
they will race to green quickly, 
so this calm is fine. 
cold enough to sleep with the window shut.