Quenby 1975


two photos of Quenby born in 1975


The light changes from dramatic to subdued

from bold to tints of color

neither looks like the Windsor & Newton watercolor pinks I used

on the watercolor paper

for time has left its footprint

space has come closer

and human perception matured.

My daughter has left her footprints, come closer, and matured.

Now she mothers grand-cats,

dramatic, colorful, with pink tongues, footprints, closer, and maturing.

Grands’ Grands 04


Diane and John Poland with Quenby 1991 Port Washington, NY



a powerhouse of energy

with 2 spirit guides

to enlighten and  model

Definition #318 Honor

Quenby, Mike, Annika

Quenby, Mike, Annika for their 7th Wedding Anniversary

School Prayer

by Diane Ackerman

In the name of the daybreak
and the eyelids of morning
and the wayfaring moon
and the night when it departs,

I swear I will not dishonor
my soul with hatred,
but offer myself humbly
as a guardian of nature,
as a healer of misery,
as a messenger of wonder,
as an architect of peace.

In the name of the sun and its mirrors
and the day that embraces it
and the cloud veils drawn over it
and the uttermost night
and the male and the female
and the plants bursting with seed
and the crowning seasons
of the firefly and the apple,

I will honor all life
—wherever and in whatever form
it may dwell—on Earth my home,
and in the mansions of the stars.

“School Prayer” by Diane Ackerman from I Praise My Destroyer. © Vintage Books, 2000. Reprinted with permission.

Definition #200 Grapes on the Vine

Michael, Aneli, Diane,Quenby, Don, Jeanne, Owen, Emily 2007

Michael, Aneli, Diane,Quenby, Don, Jeanne, Owen, Emily

stronger than water

is blood: grapes on the vine: flow

to be fine red wine!

Definition #158 Epoch Party

Aneli, Owen, Jeanne,Quenby in Waltham

Aneli, Owen, Jeanne,Quenby
in Waltham


 picture’s worth thousands

of words, music, colors, glee,

trust, hope, endless love

Definition 157 Chin up

Quenby Chins in 1975

Quenby Chins in 1975

Annika Chins in 2011

Annika Chins in 2011

before human chin

comes monkey climb with arms, hands

flips, somersault love!

Today is the Spring Equinox:

The word equinox comes from Latin: aequus means equal, level, or calm; nox means night, or darkness.

Definition #136 (Jeanne from Queens#8) Touch

Jeanne and Quenby  1992

Jeanne and Quenby

stay in touch: facebook

facetime, face to face, albums:

startling visuals!

Definition #83 Quenby

Quenby 1975

Quenby 1975

Poem for Quenby
New Years Eve 2014

Big girl panties
Carry you to greatness:
The family sees
its independent woman
and wants to be just like you when  they grow up.

Big girl capes
Carry you farther than all the ancestors-
Even to the shores of Iceland!
it’s volcanos, starkness, and wool dainties

Big girl feet
Step in places ne’er discovered,
Leave illuminated prints
For cats to follow
For wild fairies to adorn
With moss and loam and musk.


Let It Go

My Mom Marge Arthen DeLoca 40 years ago

My Mom
Marge Arthen DeLoca
40 years ago

Dana, some 3 years later:
My Cousin Dana @ 3 years old

My Cousin Dana
@ 3 years old

Dana at 2 years old with her cousins:
Dana, Peter, Lauren and Quenby

Dana, Peter, Lauren and Quenby

My Mom released her
grasp-God’s grace took hold in each:
Grand new diadems!

Pattern #67 Rose Colored Glasses

Photo by Quenby

Photo by Quenby

Rose colored glasses
tint the day with valentines
sweet smelling petals

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