early spring impressions

sunshine on a cloudy day-








..and some random ramblings

Spring reminds me of an impressionist painting, as little dots of color start appearing here and there. Seems the color around me is mostly yellow at the moment, as the rabbits have eaten all my purple crocus. I wonder if the purple ones have a sweeter flavor..maybe the yellow is too tart?

Been listening to an old favorite. Debussy seems to go perfectly with Spring and Impressionism.

My little chipmunk friend, Cheeky, has returned. She waits by the deck door most mornings for her handful of peanuts. Sometimes she follows me out to the bird feeder in hopes of catching a few sunflower seeds that spill on the ground.
Amazing how many seeds she can squeeze into those cheeks of hers.

Enjoying these longer days and loving the golden hour light through my dirty windows.

Still avoiding much of the political news on television and social media. Scary and depressing.

Thankful for those little empty spaces in time..

It’s Ours

there is always that space there
just before they get to us
that space
that fine relaxer
the breather
while say
flopping on a bed
thinking of nothing
or say
pouring a glass of water from the
while entranced by

gentle pure

it’s worth

centuries of


just to scratch your neck
while looking out the window at
a bare branch

that space
before they get to us
when they do
they won’t
get it all

– Charles Bukowski

I have loved the last two books I’ve read recently-

“My Name is Lucy Barton” by Elizabeth Strout
“All the Broken Things” by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Just started “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard
Perfect timing as it’s an exploration on foot in a region of Virginia and we will be heading there and beyond in a couple weeks.

Excited to meet a photographer friend and his family from Scotland this weekend. They will be visiting Boston for a few days. Been following his work on Flickr for a few years now. I find it pretty amazing to think of all the wonderful people – photographers, writers, artists – I’ve met through photography. An incredible, supportive and generous community.

So I’ve rambled enough for now…time to catch up with all of you.

Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week.

29 thoughts on “early spring impressions

    1. Thanks, Pam. Still struggling with allergies and sinus issues but hoping we can get together for dinner sometime in the near future.

  1. I love your spring world…it makes mine brighter. I finally went to Gloucester yesterday to see how the lobster pots were doing…not yet. I picked up on your yellow theme which is so uplifting this time of year. Then, Cheeky is back, that is a sure sign spring will come this way soon. Interesting that she follows you…and very sweet. All of your photo’s are delightful..I love the flowers on what appears to be a small hall table. I have a table like that…left to me by a family friend, from another time.
    You know I’m going to check out both of those books…Oh My, I need more time for reading…so many great books..and the poem, well that says it all.. Just beautiful.
    Have a wonderful day Susan and enjoy your friends…I couldn’t agree more about all the lovely people we meet through our photography…

    1. Thanks so much, friend. I need to get up to Gloucester/Rockport soon, it’s been far too long and I love the north shore. I think you would really like those books and the Bukowski poem just hit home for me. Cheryl, you are one of those lovely people and I’m so thankful for your friendship. ❀️

  2. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” by Annie Dillard …It is a wonderful book, Susan. You will love it, I think 😊
    It is a joy to know you!

    🌼 Beate

  3. Nothing wrong with yellow! πŸ™‚ Glad Cheeky is back. And how wonderful to meet another of your photographer friends…life is good!

  4. Susan I love all these images and it’s great to see that cheeky is back πŸ˜€ It’s cool that Rico is visiting this weekend. Did he mention when he’s stopping by NYC ? I guess I should reach out to him.

  5. Oh Susan, what a display, your photos can change any dark mood that’s for sure. Seems like I’ve been in funeral mood for the longest time now, it’s taking a toll of sorts. Your wonderful photography has certainly lightened my mood and my heart. Thank you for that.
    Oh I’m so happy your meet a Flickr folk;)!!! From so far Way too.
    I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 years since we had our English visitors, and yep that’s where I met Fraggy.. Over at Flickr Many moons ago.
    Enjoy your week end, your sure to have lots of fun, and even better memories ❀️

  6. So many beautiful flowers and that spring light… after a long winter, it is a healing balm to my spirit. Loved reading your words here too. I’m excited for your travels. Okay, gotta go check out those two books now on Goodreads! xx, Michele

  7. Susan, I’m popping by just because it’s been far too long since I last visited. Your photos are lovely. The backlit daffodils is my favorite because it stirs a peaceful feeling within me. Thanks for the inspiration!

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