Friday, July 25, 2014

At the Ocean

We spent a day on the coast recently. 

We visited Little Island Park at Sandbridge Beach, just south of Virginia Beach. 

The waves were pretty powerful but we had some fun getting tossed about. 

It was a day of swim, sand play, snacks, and seafood. 
We stopped off at a local eatery before heading home and had 
blackened tuna sandwiches, crab cakes, fish & chips, and calamari. 

The summer has been rather lacking in water activity; 
it was definitely a day trip worth the drive. 

Saturday, July 12, 2014


trees grow

love runs through roots
tumbling down craggy slopes
echoed through footfall         chasing love

honest, tattered, nurturing, beholden

web wearing its cape of dew
reminder of connections ~
our joints, our deals,
our hugs and nods

evaluating your quality of exchange:
healing wish in each handshake
pure light emanating from smile

filtering down through slacks or skirts or short shorts

the fallout of love

drumming the earth
threshing the fields
cultivating wildflowers
feeding the trees

bricks layed
while love pats the mortar
pouring over plans, punching the till
while love rattles keys in pocket

most evil deeds of the tortured soul
love languishing under rounds and rounds
of splintering

love feeds the trees
it courses through earth
it is primal protection animals uphold

who snaps the roots?
interrupts the stream?
poisons the bed?

what are acts of love
and acts of lack?

look at the trees
love spills from their summer branches
they are the earths arms


(full moon poem, july 11-12, 2014)

Saturday, July 05, 2014

summer scenes

have you had raspberry popovers? they make a tasty start to a day!

also tasty is a picnic of okra fritters, greek meatballs, and tomato-cucumber salad. 
we nestled between the cedars one rather hot day and had a little feast.

tristan and tashi practiced nose rubbing

and then we headed to the little creek to cool off

such a great spot for water and sand play

this is my wee garden and potato patch

luna keeps guard

we checked out the earlysville parade on the 4th. antique cars, atvs, lots of candy, 
and a confederate army re-enactment (!) were the themes.


Wishing you a fun long weekend and many joyous long days of summer! 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

IX Art Park

Yesterday we wandered through the IX Art Park for the first time. It's a great use of a previously idle space. Open to anyone, quirky, creative, positive, kid-friendly, and full of potential. I look forward to it's continued evolution. Fleaville was also in progress, a really cool artisan/antique fair. I wish I would have taken some photos of the wares on display, but the sun was intense and we eventually found ourselves retreating to dan's nearby office.

Things like this make me so pleased with Charlottesville. For a town of its size, it has a lot going on, and a really great art vibe. Not to mention the beauty of the mountains and the surrounding rural communities. It really is a sweet spot!

I have a few more photos in my Flickr Set.