Winter is hard, my dears. Waiting is agony. Until you apprehend the story. The beauty of spring and summer in the northern climes depends on time ticking ever so slowly. Soon enough, the first bud, the first bee, the first peeper in the thawing pond. If not for these endless days we’d lose our wonderContinue reading “Last day of February. Winter in full freeze. Words to live by for Northern climes.”
I love old barns, each one a snowflake and their elegant dissolve, slow motion as it is, is a thing of beauty to behold.
You know it must be February when a vole leaves a love note in the snow that your heart understands.
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein Well, it’s settled then. Monday’s are miracles. Period.
”…when I die lord won’t you put me up on that train…won’t you send it southbound give it a cool bluesman name…” ~Ryan Bingham, Southside of Heaven, Mescalito Dunga Brook Diary, 2/24 It’s a silent day in central NY, snowing again. This abandoned train on the outskirts of Oneonta reminds me of Ryan Bingham. RyanContinue reading “Abandoned train…a pinch of Ryan Bingham…Americana in LA”
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” ~John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
“I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.” ~Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Dunga Brook Diary, looking back, spring/summer 2011… I bought a farmhouse that I found on Facebook. I bought a farmhouse that I found on Facebook named DungaContinue reading “County Highway 19 and a tiny slap of Bukowski…plus Dunga Brook Diary in which I confess my Dream of being an iphone Ansel Adams…”
“Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and trouble is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” ~John Keats Via Kevin Sessums: “John Keats penned this in 1819, to George and Georgina Keats in a letter that has become known as The Vale of Soul-Making.” https://www.facebook.com/kevin.sessums.7/posts/10151512124153708 http://www.mrbauld.com/keatsva.html http://pinterest.com/pin/55169164157570691/
Dunga Brook Diary, remembering July, 2011. Leaving LA, after 25 years, felt like the right thing to do. LA was a pit stop, a very complicated, very expensive pit stop on my journey through life. On the road from LA to NY, I followed my son in his truck and took iPhone pictures through myContinue reading “Heading east with LA in the rearview & iphone photos of red tail lights…”
“Stare. It’s the way to educate your eyes. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long.” ~Walker Evans