the polar vortex

    stopped by for a visit seems an appropriate end to the month of January              

kiss the sky

        “I’m jealous of nature. It just expresses itself without judgment, the comparison with others, worry or complaints. And because of this very fact, it heals us in ways we can’t even imagine.” ~ Jacinta Mpalyenkana        

warmth

      the sweet scent of oranges warm yellow walls her curtains were gingham like the aprons she sewed        

there be dragons

    “But it is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.” ~ Ursula K. Le Guin    

recluse

    “the comfort of reclusion, the poetry of hibernation” ~ Proust   looking forward to a little downtime as a stormy weekend approaches