Monday, December 24, 2012

holiday greetings

























the christmas tree
is in the house,
lights on,
ready for
ornaments.
preparations
are underway
for days of
celebrations
and relaxation.
i wish you
a very happy
holiday
and all the best
in the new year.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

snowflakes



















it started
with one
snowflake,
then
i couldn't
stop.
as i snipped
and
unfolded
the
paper
each one
was a
surprise.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

the first sunday




















advent star
up
and
glowing,
the
first candle
lit.
hope!

Friday, November 30, 2012

friday
























and so ends
november
the
season
commences.
happy
weekend!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

swedish christmas

























stars, glogg, crafts, singing, dancing and
a santa lucia pageant.
swedish christmas traditions
at a festival on a brilliantly
sunny day.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

quesadillas and condominiums

























not long ago
on a sunny day
we had lunch
at a quesadilla café,
they grind the corn
for their tortilla
and
they were
delicious.
the view will soon
be obstructed
by a condominium
and in the
neighbourhood
many more
are being constructed.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

sketchbook






















the sketchbook
project
continues,
many
pages
remain.

Friday, November 2, 2012

november



















rain,
cool damp
air,
the smell
of
fallen leaves.
november's
cold
winds
whistle
through
the
undressed trees.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

cafe




















sunny day
at the cafe,
change of place,
a large cappuccino,
time
to
organize thoughts
and make
plans.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

reading



















last weekend
i dashed out
to buy
this book
planning
for a long
reading session.
it was not
to be,
hopefully
this weekend
i'll settle in
to get through
the book.
so far the
story has
drawn me in.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

october



















october.
my friend
outside the
window
enjoys
his morning
rest.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

pupusas



























food adventures are plentiful
in this city.
i wanted to try el salvadoran
this small and busy place
not only had 
delicious pupusas served with
a cabbage slaw,
there were mexican 
favourites to sample
such as 
tacos and tamales
accompanied with
a vivid green beverage.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

jazz






















we followed
the rainbow
to the 
and 
saw 
a stellar
performance.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

long summer nights

























from neighbouring
gardens
voices, music, 
singing
is heard,
we are not alone
celebrating
summer nights
into the 
early 
morning
darkness.

Monday, July 9, 2012

flea market


























sunny day
at the flea
many things
tempted
happily
went
home
empty
handed.