Thursday, October 16, 2008

Thursday 13: Places I've Been

1. The Amalfi Coast in Italy: The Mediterranean Sea right across the street from our hotel. You just walk out and sit on a bench until it's time for cappuccino.

2. YART 08 in my side yard: what's better than sharing a weekend with art and good friends?

3. A pizza place up the road in one of the Hill Towns: seating for maybe ten people in all.

4. New Orleans three weeks after Katrina: I was there with the Red Cross, working sixteen hour days. I will never forget.

5. Aruba: Ahhh, here I am lying under an umbrella by the pool, looking up at my good fortune.

6. View from the Kitchen Window: Mostly I look at trees. And the fence JB and I had installed and then spent the good part of a summer staining a panel at a time. No rush. And then we went to the pool to cool off.

7. Provincetown.

8. Mr. Ryan's Arrival9. Hootenanny: Twice a year acoustic guitars, original songs, and my Big Yellow Writers. We sing into the night.

10. Tucson: We have family there.

11. Colorado Springs: We have family there too.

12. The Park Next Door: I walk, I sit, I dream, I write.

13. The Driveway: I love coming home and seeing this sunflower.


  1. OOh so cool My best friend is on the Amalfi coast and heading down to Sicely as I write . . green with envy. Love the fence! I know, I know, little things impress me I'm easily pleased. And look at your beaming smile when that grandson was born!

  2. baino, noticing the little things is not little. :)

  3. I miss you! It has been too long since our last retreat.

  4. One of my favourite posts - ever!

    I might steal this idea from you some day - if I can find the photographs :D

  5. Oh, I love all these! But my favorite is #9 ... I can't wait for Jan. I miss you!

  6. Love this post-such a nice gentle sharing.

  7. Such beauty - each place! I love, love, love the picture of you with Jessica & Ryan - your smile makes me instantly feel happy! I wish I could give you a big hug right now! Thank you for sharing your travels, your home, and your smile!

  8. That's a realy nice example of the great variety of places that can bring you joy, from the exotic to the everyday.

  9. nichole, i miss you too!

    miladysa, i would love to see your

    melissa, we won't write and sing together until january? :(

    debra kay, thank you. :)

    carla, tsup! mhaw! i am plotting when and how to see you for lunch.

    cs, thank you. :)

  10. All your pictures are wonderful :)