what a lovely little place
discovered on a walk in the woods
nestled beneath the old trees
resting on a blanket
of the softest pine needles
open to all who happen by
who lives here?
“when you’re wide open, the world is a good place.”
nichols arboretum, ann arbor, mi, usa. november 2018
how lovely it would be
to walk across this little bridge each day
leave the busy world behind
to enter once again
the quiet calm called home.
“praise the bridge that carried you over.”
ann arbor, mi, usa – on geddes road
when out walking
it’s so nice to see my friendly neighbors waving hello.
makes me feel at home.
‘be nice. the world is a small town.’
if i were really, really, ridiculously wealthy,
i wouldn’t buy a mansion,
just tiny apartments in every city i love.
ann arbor, michigan, usa – summer 2018
and on the last night they’ll ever spend
in the only house they’ve ever lived
before moving to their wonderful new location for their wonderful new adventures
we celebrate by finally getting to eat in the living room without sneaking.
“your journey never ends. life has a way of changing things in incredible ways.
with green eyes of two different colors
just six pounds never to grow any bigger
came into my life
found in the caboose of a train
a teenage mother
rescued by kind humans
soon to move
into to my home and family
with patience and time and space
in the little cottage
olive the cat not the oil
so sweet and playful
glenn frey the cat not the rocker
so reserved and timid
and they soon found a way
to peacefully co-exist
watching the world go by together.
“peace puts forth her olive everywhere”
as the snowfall arrives
there is a soft quiet
a world of white outside
the cottage is filled with color
the center of the snow globe
i’m clearly drawn to whimsical animal art
that is the wing of a peacock kite you see in the upper left corner.
“laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.”