“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.”

Mary Oliver

Struction Stories

Can we pause the de-struction to make way for con-struction? Can we consider “struction stories”? The following are my words. My words are meant to be an explanation of my truths. My truths are constructed by my beliefs which are constructed by my interpretations of my experiences. My experiences as well as my perceptions are…


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Evening Grosbeaks and More

Spotted a pileated woodpecker in Clear Creek Park last week and was able to get surprisingly close! A few days ago, I saw what looked like an overgrown yellow finch flash out of the tree I spend much of my time observing. Later she returned with a friend and I was able to get pictures….

Fimo Friends

Keeping my hands busy creating some Squattie Tots for my succulent pots.

My Many Colored Days

This is a stepstool I decorated for a fundraiser my local library was sponsoring in 2008. The idea was to create a chair based on a children’s (or maybe any) book which would then be auctioned to raise money. I chose My Many Colored Days by Dr. Seuss and used my own manipulated photography. Most/all…