Sunday, August 31, 2008

Isn't that right Errol?

Isn't that right Errol?, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

This guy imprinted on humans instead of on other owls
so instead of growing up and hooting
he still uses the "food begging" call
when his keeper talks to him.

We met Errol at the Zoo today.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

it might not be liquor in there

that is what my son said when I was crouched down trying to take this shot...


Friday, August 29, 2008

tomato palette

tomato palette, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

I found these tomatoes in my friend's kitchen, which is as welcoming and bountiful as her garden

Thursday, August 28, 2008


unfurling, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

there is light in the dark
I hope there always will be

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

hung out to dry

hung out to dry, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

what are you doing?!
there is still a dryer upstairs isn't there?
it isn't broken, is it?
kind of old fashioned don't you think?
you don't expect me to carry that stuff up and down those stairs do you?!

Hey, my clothes smell GOOD!?
um, can you hang my next load of laundry out on clothesline too?

(the questions my kids asked when I started using the new clothesline in the backyard)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


unwanted, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

there are beautiful golden orange squash blossoms
and one breath taking sky blue bowl of a morning glory
in my yard today
but this horde of plant suckers
feasting on my honeysuckle
has drawn my attention and my wrath
I shall slaughter them with soap

Monday, August 25, 2008

morning glorious

morning glorious, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

tiny vine,
fussed over,

Sunday, August 24, 2008

dappled crabs

dappled crabs, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

in a week away
our tiny, green crab apples
not that much bigger
but definitely
no longer green

(I noticed them as I was out in the backyard this morning, rinsing out the coolers as part of the "after camping" chores. Sleeping bags are hung on the line in the sun and the washing machine is toiling away and I suspect, it will be for the rest of the .)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Lake at 6 AM

The Lake at 6 AM, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

So pretty that I forgot, for a little while, how cold my hands were.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Jupiter glittering (Aug 22)

Jupiter glittering (Aug 22), originally uploaded by gawdessness.

sure the red lights of the cellphone tower are distracting
even out in an almost wilderness campground
but Jupiter outshines them

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Mule Deer in the Mist (Aug. 21)

Mule Deer in the Mist, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Late nights kill me
but early, early mornings
are sometimes full of magic

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

dream boat (aug 20)

dream boat (aug 20), originally uploaded by gawdessness.

a friend's little sailboat
waiting for the wind and for my husband,
who loves words like jib and sheet
and knows what they mean

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

the camping weather report (Aug 19)

dark and cold
often rainy
with brief sunny breaks
but spirits were not dampened
even when sleeping bags were

Monday, August 18, 2008

rescued (Aug 18)

rescued (Aug 18), originally uploaded by gawdessness.

might have drowned in the lake
but for my youngest daughter
fishing it out and letting it dry
on her finger
this damsel fly is no longer in distress
and is delicately wiping it's beautiful eye

Sunday, August 17, 2008

wading in the pink (Aug 17)

wading in the pink (Aug 17), originally uploaded by gawdessness.

first evening at the lake
looking through the ripples
water striders
pretty stones
and finding them all
and more
treasures for the bucket

gone camping!!!!

gone camping!!!!, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

back in a week, take care...
will post backlog of pictures then - I hope

Saturday, August 16, 2008

recycle the bicycle tires

recycle the bicycle tires, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

who knew
the local mountain equipment co-op
has a bin
has been
cycled on

(taken with the iphone)

Friday, August 15, 2008

fuzzy asterisk

fuzzy asterisk, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

quacamole and boursin and chips and wine

a shopping list from yesterday
that showed up unexpectedly

for some reason, that I am not even clear on,
it seems to work with this
picture of a crumpled looking poppy

Thursday, August 14, 2008

CAUTION: Do Not Pull Plug!!

CAUTION: Do Not Pull Plug!!, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

one month old is still new, to me
I held her a long time today
not mine but made me remember and
made me wistful too.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

farm share sweetness

farm share sweetness, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

for dinner

fresh potatoes
fresh green onions
fresh romaine lettuce
(reminds me - I once knew a woman named Romaine and she named her son Kale!)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

hide behind it

hide behind it, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

it is free at the fast food place
says so on the sign
free from me too
most of the time

twist up the corners
put it on
take it off

the best ones though
come from within
not just on my lips
but in my eyes

Monday, August 11, 2008


slumbering, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

the sky is grey
but I know where the yellow of the sun is hidden,
under the leaves in my garden

Sunday, August 10, 2008

reflected in his glasses

reflected in his glasses, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

about to sing
at the
folk MUSIC festival

Saturday, August 9, 2008

shelter me

shelter me, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

the nine year old said,
pointing at the clump in the front yard
a puffball!
you like to take pictures of those!

she's right
I do

Friday, August 8, 2008

mr. golden sun

mr. golden sun, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

at the folk fest
there are so many people
that we mark our tarp
that square of blue where we sit
with this windsock
so our children can find us and
so we can find us
and I wish it were so easy
for me to find ME
all the time

Thursday, August 7, 2008

almond joy

almond joy, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

he picked up three or four from where I had tossed the on the grass
I was so astonished that he would or could fit that many in his mouth that I nearly forgot to try and take the pictures
and then he flew up the fence rail, looked back at me...shook his head and flew away.

(I had to play with conrast and sharpening and other things in iphoto)

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


doggerel, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

beauty is where you find it

beauty is where you find it, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

I love that someone took the time to push different flower seeds into the cracks of their unused back driveway.

Found during our meandering group bike ride tonight.

Monday, August 4, 2008

steel blue rising

steel blue rising, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

And, he is seventeen...
Now, that must make us...what?
Not eighteen?
Is that true, already?
Vows, didn't we do that just yester....,
Er, no, no, it just feels like it -
So young then, weren't we?
And still are - even 18 years along
Ready for more?
Yes, I am.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

peek a bee

peek a bee, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

bee's knees

Saturday, August 2, 2008

limited seating

limited seating, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Thinking of my friend and running mentor,
- Princess Feet -
miles and mountains already behind her
she probably won't be sitting down for a while yet,
even with night falling
her head lamp is lighting the trail ahead
her feet finding the way

awe inspiring
running woman

Friday, August 1, 2008

dill explosion

dill explosion, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

scent is a memory trigger
brushing against dill
closing my eyes
breathing in

I can hear my Grandmother's voice
I am with her

and I say,
"I miss you!"
"I love you!"

and I see her smile.

About Me


Photo Quotes
When I ask to photograph someone, it is because I love the way they look and I think I make that clear. I'm paying them a tremendous compliment. What I'm saying is, I want to take you home with me and look at you for the rest of my life.
- Amy Arbus