I’m a waterbaby. I grew up on a lake in Flordia and my husband would tell you that I have water in my veins. Like the mermaid in Splash I just can’t go very long without seeing, touching and hearing water. I crave being near or in water almost unreasonably. As the deer pants for streams […]

Icing with my Cake

My yard looks like a giant carrot cake frosted with cream cheese. Last night the snow fairies dropped white sugar icing all over the limbs of the trees, the grass and the clay mud that is peeking out of a few places where the white is spread thin. Some of the tree branches are coated in clear ice and the sun makes […]

Bouys and Sinkers

I want to be a buoy. I want to pop up and be a bright spot in the dark, roiling waters. Some people pull us up. Others pull us down…like fishing weights or sinkers. Even buoys can be pulled under if they have enough sinkers tied to them. When people are near me I hope I can find a way to lift them up, even […]


Most evenings when the sun is getting ready to climb into bed I get into my little yellow Ripper kayak and paddle out to a place where I can watch the sunset. The water is usually quiet then, the breeze often soft. To get to my spot I have to head straight into the eye-squinting sunlight, straight down a golden water-path of […]