Tag Archive: flowers

Asheville Provençale

The south of France in Spring? No: Asheville, NC in October. Little surprises that delight. A Year Ago: Lessons My Cat Has Taught Me: Number 1—It’s A Good Thing You Didn’t Have Kids I’ve been sick for the last several days and have been spending most of my time in bed… [read more]

Flower Pot

Most of the things that keep me awake to the beauty of the world are no big deal. They’re not showstoppers: the gaudy sunsets, the stunning confluence of shapes and colors, the extraordinarily lovely person. No, most of the time it’s quiet little things, like the late afternoon light raking across plants in a blue…

In This Corner

It’s perfectly natural to pay attention to things that you care about. If you care about your lover, you pay attention to him or her. If you care about justice, you pay attention to the way it is administered in your society. If you care about your appearance, you pay attention to how you look…

Volunteer

In the 70s today, immaculate sky. The kitty and I meander around the yard enjoying the sunshine and the warm breezes. Really, there’s nothing wrong with it at all, and even the the bleeding thumbprick I received from yanking brambles without gloves on doesn’t rankle. Many sections of the yard are carpeted with fuzzy spires…

Giving Up

It’s Ash Wednesday, and so I was moved to decide what I would give up for Lent. A Buzzfeed quiz I saw on Facebook came back with the counterintuitive result that I didn’t need to give anything up, but rather I should add something constructive. Wisdom from Buzzfeed? Oy. Nevertheless: I have decided to give…

Heart of the Calla

Something of a tradition, flowers on Valentine’s Day. Bob gave me these calla lillies for our anniversary. A Year Ago: Valentine’s Day

Gift

When I moved to Asheville, I wondered whether my friends of nearly two decades in DC and from elsewhere would be willing to make the trek here to see me. It’s not exactly a hub of the travel universe, Asheville, and finding your way here requires either a long drive or an annoying number of…

Welcome to 2014

New Year! New possibilities! Optimism rules! I had a great walk in the woods and a great home-cooked meal today with my new Asheville friend Sonali. I also have a splendid boyfriend, a warm and pleasant home, encouraging work prospects, and a playful kitteny-boy who doesn’t always bite me. Life is good. Let’s make it…

The Last Dandelion

My meadow will fall to the scythe (okay, the bush-hog) on Friday. Thanks to the glorious Asheville autumn, I’ve been able to wander around and enjoy the multifarious grasses and the last gasps of efflorescence before the cutting begins. A Year Ago: Postcard From Here The enforced interiority of bad weather is settling upon us……

Path’s End

It’s mid-August (my lots-of-fives birthday is this weekend) and yet summer seems just about over. Temperatures are in the 60s today and people with kids are talking about school again. I’m feeling a bit somber. A Year Ago: Biltmore Stallion Here, have a horse… [read more]