|Andes, New York|
It's been a summer of variations on the themes of recent summers.
Some weekends in the Catskills, not enough, but one day, if I'm lucky,
I will have lots and lots of time there, whole seasons to explore
all those greens.
|jewel weed, also known as touch-me-not|
As ever I am enchanted by wildflowers, little gifts that just appear
on roadsides and streamsides, unmowed lawns,
wherever there is a little bit of space and dirt and light.
|Taki the cat; Greenpoint, Brooklyn|
Ten days in NYC, apartment/cat/garden sitting
for one of my sons.
Ten days of walking, taking ferries, subways and busses,
taking it in, that endlessly interesting city.
|Brooklyn Botanic Garden|
Botanic gardens in Brooklyn and the Bronx.
|Monet, Metropolitan Museum of Art|
So many museums.
There have been lots of cats as well.
I fostered three litters of kittens for the shelter where I volunteer
(and kept the one in the picture).
I am fortunate to experience so much goodness and beauty.
The real life problems exist,
but I just want to share the good things,
and hope you find a bit of pleasure in them,
a reminder maybe of some wildflowers you saw,
or a kitten you once loved.