Master in Maine


 sun, my light

wind, my path-maker

 rain, my seed grower

 earth, my partaker


by jeanne

Maps and Graduations


letting it go!


Maps and Graduations


time to navigate

to the luncheon

Google map shows 2 addresses-

phone for info

then Google map leads to a dead end

for the graduation

phone for Apple map


then try to find handicapped route through the mud and rain

Don leaves me in the car

with no car key


Rescued by my daughter’s texts

emotional support from i-Messaging


daughter GPS

gives me courage

what a great family I have

graduating all from chaos to emerging disparate master plans!

start ups: all of us!


Weathering the Seasons


shape yourself for sun

wind, snow, rain, roots, trunk, branches:

seeds each born again

Thunder Storms in Sullivan County

A&O@Spring Recess2016

A sunny day in Austerlitz on Spring Break

I huddle under thunder-hail

heated-with high-speed internet.

The grands explore the creek and its mysteries-

sun-dappled creatures swimming by.

Grand trees grab sun and lichen-

Grands celebrate forces of nature.

All generations bow before beauty

in  the rain, sun, valley and mountains.

Is the rainbow a two way street?

Can wind blow the rainbow away?

Can wind blow the rainbow away?

Rainbow shows spectrum
Sunshine-rain combo-arbour
Drifting by the wind.



I thirst
For air
Then fire.
Sea and rain come soon.
stones beneath the moon.

Pattern #6 Corn


Black-white corn tongue spikes
Up to sun and rain and air
Seeks golden kernels!

Health Marathon

Joy Acey wrote this poem posted yesterday on her blog. It brought to mind the day I had yesterday, not rain, but many blue demands on my time.

Rain makes the road shine black.
I listen to the pitt-a-pat.
Dripping from the tree leaves,
falling off the edge of eaves.

On this day, I could feel gray
but the shine on the road
takes the blues away.

Yesterday was a marathon of health care:
1 go to physical therapy for broken wrist @7 AM
(bring fresh blackberries for breakfast)
2 rush to Doctor’s appointment for 9:15 in next town
leave with 4 prescriptions to fill and future blood test
as well as a referral for a sonogram at 11 AM (across the bridge)
Stop at Don’s Doctor’s office to find out his doctor quit and there’s
no replacement yet. Plead with the nurse to schedule a test for sleep apnea,
recommended by the cardiologist 2 months ago.
3 Drink to have a full bladder and then no peeing until the tech has
pressed the death out of it and then can repeat the pressure from hell
after peeing. Wait 3 days until the doctor can interpret the scan.
4 Phone the nurse at Empire to ascertain the meaning of all the red numbers
on the 5 pages of the last lab results. (One hour)
5 Phone my big brother, the doctor, to explain the results of Don’s
colon-endoscopy. ( In the absence of a doctor for him)
Inquire about the efficacy of controversial vaccinations for shingles and whooping cough.
6 Wait 3 days to leave the prescriptions at the Pharmacy. Too exhausted to move.

What did I learn?
Love brother’s care.
Learned how to spell many words about western medical treatment.
Managed my time strategically yesterday.
Cared for my partner.
Reserved procedures for another day.
Self-cared to the point of confidence.
Lived with the resources available in this great country.

Riddle#12 Listening

Jeanne Listens to iMac

Jeanne Listens to iMac

Don listens to iMac

Don listens to iMac

Quaker Saying:
“Listening creates holy silence.
Listening is like rain.”

For the artwork created by Jeanne and Don, go to:
Enjoy the many links.

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