Saturday, June 30, 2012

June 30, 2012

in July
PNW summer

Saturday chores
a new shelf and
dog crates
the year already
half over

Friday, June 29, 2012

June 29, 2012

a purple house
with rainbow rooms
no white

therapy appointment
followed by
mahjong with friends
the dogs chase

Thursday, June 28, 2012

June 28, 2012

a crow
in the birdbath
dogs bark

phone conference
with my publisher
lunch with
a dear friend
lovely day

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

June 27, 2012

in the shower
next to my feet
a slug

a bridge class
therapy appointment
vet visits to clean
a dog's teeth

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 26, 2012

piecing in straight lines
quilting in curves

and an appointment
playing computer games
with a friend

Monday, June 25, 2012

June 25, 2012

sunny lawn
slug trails across
dog poop

quiet day
Terry Pratchett
cat sleeps
in my lap

Sunday, June 24, 2012

June 24, 2012

the dog barks
at a moving branch
only the wind

the sun shines
a windy day
spent reading and
napping and
a little quilting

Saturday, June 23, 2012

June 23, 2012

finishing one book
starting another
dogs sleeping

picking strawberries
between rain showers
relaxing Saturday
reading in my

Friday, June 22, 2012

June 22, 2012

moving too fast
to photograph
a slug

long week
catches up with me
therapy appointment
a long nap
rainy day

Thursday, June 21, 2012

June 21, 2012

a squirrel races
across the yard
green ginger tea

running errands
a good friend’s birthday
working on 
novel revisions
a dragonfly swoops past

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 20, 2012

sharing strawberries
with dogs and slugs
sunny afternoon

wonderful students
in my bridge class
therapy appointment
vet visit
quiet evening

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June 19, 2012

mood slips
as bills mount
overwhelming darkness

my novel
headers and fonts
and page numbers
stressful technology

Monday, June 18, 2012

June 18, 2012

three dogs
wearing matching neckerchiefs
groomer’s signature

pouring rain
turns to sun
pruning and weeding
last tutoring
for this year

Sunday, June 17, 2012

June 17, 2012

an atmosphere
warmer than the ground
icy Pluto

tutoring a student
the Scottish play
a hummingbird
at the door
strong winds

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 16, 2012

body aches
too much gardening
a phone call
from my cat

Saturday chores
with a splitting head
a long nap
looking at quilt patterns
reading a book

Friday, June 15, 2012

June 15, 2012

the lithodora
a garter snake exits

as Sasha weathers
her third surgery
formatting my novel
picking strawberries
filling bird baths

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14, 2012

my cat
another surgery
a skilled vet

meetings and
a lunch  date
on a cool
cloudy day

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

June 13, 2012

sitting on
the velociraptor statue
a robin

errands and chores
teaching bridge
picking 56 strawberries
a hummingbird flits
through the pond fountain

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012

nineteen strawberries
from the garden
a crow caws

rain showers
as I read my novel 
from start to finish

Monday, June 11, 2012

June 11, 2012

another round
of novel revisions
the birds chirping

an algebra final
some bushes
wonderful sunny day

Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 10, 2012

the quadratic equation
a monarch butterfly

six more chapters
of my novel revised
an algebra student
tutored for a final
the sun shines

Saturday, June 9, 2012

June 9, 2012

light green tips
on a dark green evergreen
a butterfly rests

laundry done
and the bed changed
nine more chapters
of my novel revised
fresh strawberries picked

Friday, June 8, 2012

June 8, 2012

a snail
under the hot tub lid
taste for warmth

turns to rain
turns to sun
again and

Thursday, June 7, 2012

June 7, 2012

bringing in
the groceries
the sky drops

the pantry
for me and the pets
graduation ceremony
eight proud students

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June 6, 2012

fresh strawberries
in the garden
a crow overhead

tutoring students
working in the library
listening to presentations
more tutoring 
the weekly vet visit

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

June 5, 2012

over the roar
of the hot tub jets
birds chattering

library books
return to the shelves
another school year
draws to a close
summer approaches

Monday, June 4, 2012

June 4, 2012

a snail 
crawls along 
the shower wall

a doctor's appointment
stopping in at 
the nursery for pots
piecing more quilt strips
sneaking a nap

Sunday, June 3, 2012

June 3, 2012

in the hot tub
a shooting star

novel revisions
cutting fabric
walking in the garden
a nap in my recliner
the snail returns

Saturday, June 2, 2012

June 2, 2012

bathing the dog
in my outside shower
as it rains

squaring and
binding my lap quilt
underneath it
peaceful Saturday

Friday, June 1, 2012

June 1, 2012

the first strawberry
a slug moves past

a skirt finished
my quilt pinned
and quilted
two bees share
my shower