new web site

happy singing in blogland!
 borrowing aimee's heart to say
happy new website to the amazing
susan byrd
who is over at the byrd's nest
i'm not sure if sue knows that i have
rather a thing for birds' nests
but her new book is on the market
and i'm waiting for my copy to arrive.
 this made me a little nostalgic…
 and i pulled out some photos
of my first shifu book
spring walk
 a list of sights seen
on my frequent walks
around my old farm
i think this one is special
and have used it many times
to talk about how a book can come together
in a way that is just right.
spring walk. 
autumn evening (right now)

books and play

susan's book
 i can barely wait until i have
this book in my hands
(i did get to read it electronically)
lucky me!
this book came recommended
in a roundabout way from glennis dolce.
and i am so happily reading, savoring each page
every page has wisdom, and is framing experience for me.
i've found that dr. kimmerer is a neighbor (almost) 
her ted talk spoke to my heart.
she brings students to cranberry lake, 
each summer. 
cranberry lake is where my son first swam, 
and where i discovered a book in their tiny library
about something called designer bookbinding.
and then i met sally smith, who spent summers there
and winters in london teaching bookbinding.
she was my first binding teacher.
circles, connections, and love.
 fetching the mail i found this little one
the chickadees love the ditch there
right by the raod
 on my new path home
 more path treasures
 and i was playing 
with shadows
and sunset
and leaves
we country folk have 
a need for amusement--
books and walks serve me well.
students this year have healthy funny bones 
and leave behind
so do other home today
  i found three stashes
this one in a towel awaiting me by the tub.
there was a very sweet mention
of one of my hortus siccus books
by bryan from when he visited jean.
thank you!