Friday, November 28, 2008


tentative, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

the ground under my feet isn't always firm
sometimes it buckles and shifts and
I find myself sliding into dark depths

Thursday, November 27, 2008

first ice skating pond

first ice skating pond, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

it doesn't feel like skating weather but the mirror glass of ice on the pond in the woods said otherwise

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

many things this heart is made of

pieces of my garden
shaped on the ground
under our sapling apple tree

an act of living

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


scrawl, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

like golden frost flowering against glass

Monday, November 24, 2008

november sunshine

november sunshine, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

glinting sun off the frozen pond silvers the guitar strings

Sunday, November 23, 2008

sunday in the morning

sunday in the morning, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

on the way out the door to church
stop and crouch and snap the green light

Saturday, November 22, 2008

homeschool craft fair

homeschool craft fair, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

cute bunnies were among the many kid-made crafts for sale on Saturday

Friday, November 21, 2008

she nose

she nose, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

weiner dogs are art!
my oldest kids continued their adventures in dog/house sitting
this past week
and this was one of their charges
holding still
very briefly

Thursday, November 20, 2008


atmosphere, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

billows of steam
and pipes running into the sewers
just around the corner

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

the gold dances

the gold dances, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

my blood sings
as pieces of my heart
walk around outside my body
on the legs of my children
their strength shining
at me from their beautiful eyes

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

down hill

down hill, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

through dry grass
under sheltering bushes
there are blankets and pillows
a different kind of rabbit hole

Monday, November 17, 2008


twirl, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

what can you do
with a puffy, filmy layered skirt
besides dance and spin and pose?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

button bracelet in the tree

button bracelet in the tree, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

today I
on purpose
by request
took photos
of a beautiful
we met on the grounds of the university
and one of the things we found
as walked about
and took portraits
was this unlikely garland
hanging from a branch

Saturday, November 15, 2008

light on the rowan berries

light on the rowan berries, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

because the dark comes so quickly now
late afternoon is filled with the
compressed golden light of evening
and slides away so quickly
it pays to be quick with the camera

Friday, November 14, 2008

looking through the lens

looking through the lens, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

have worn glasses for a long time
almost all of my life
when I was a kid
I wore them because I had to
now I wear them because I need them

Thursday, November 13, 2008

my garden waits for winter

my garden waits for winter, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

he winter weather is late in coming
but that doesn't mean that my garden
is any more prepared for it
than any other year

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

ice bloom

ice bloom, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

the morning after
freezing rain
can be treacherous
and beautiful

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

peace - remembrance - Nov. 11

peace - remembrance - Nov. 11, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

paper bag votive on our home schooling walk

Monday, November 10, 2008

cat tail

cat tail, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

purple electric guitar

purple electric guitar, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

I like the person who plays this instrument
I remember back to the ten year old with the wide open face
as I look at the almost adult of now
and I wonder, just plain wonder at
how we become
and I like the stickers on the guitar too

Saturday, November 8, 2008

from the dutch bakery in the morning

he brings me fresh pastries
to eat in bed

Friday, November 7, 2008


tumbled, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

the leaves aren't the only things that fall

Thursday, November 6, 2008

single shot

single shot, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

when you only take one picture in a day, the choice for what to post is really simplified...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

old camera

old camera, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

in the back of the florist's van

unfettered roses
soaking up the golden light
of late afternoon
waiting to be delivered
carrying a message of love

Monday, November 3, 2008

table dancing in the sun

table dancing in the sun, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

impromptu concert
happy dancing
the sky is the roof
to this classroom

Sunday, November 2, 2008

rain of leaves

rain of leaves, originally uploaded by gawdessness.

odd weather for November
shirtsleeves and bare hands
flinging the leaves up
catching them as they come down

Saturday, November 1, 2008

detail San Diego wild animal park tshirt

only kids left in the house are ours
overnight we had five extra
it was fun and we are tired
now that it is all done
so what better time
to gather as a family
and watch AIRPORT
the original disaster movie
talk about a wayback machine

after it was over
my husband stood and stretched
wearing his favourite tshirt

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