May

Things have come up nicely.  This is our 4th year of growing edibles (2nd year of raised beds and not just pots), and work and patience are starting to pay off!  So far we have radishes, arugula, 2 kales, some scattered peas for snacking on, and lots of herbs.  It’s enough for now.  Besides that, […]

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Making Again

I’ve been reading “Surface Design for Ceramics” by Maureen Mills and trying some new things.  These forms are porcelain with impressed textures, paper masking, incised lines, and colored slip.  I’m excited about them!  And always glad to be making new things, especially mugs.

Sonnet 24, E.B.B.

— 24 — Let the world’s sharpness, like a clasping knife, Shut in upon itself and do no harm In this close hand of Love, now soft and warm, And let us hear no sound of human strife After the click of the shutting.    Life to life– I lean upon thee, Dear, without alarm, And […]

American Persimmon

We found the tree last year while the fruit was still green, and watched them ripen slowly into late autumn. You know they’re ripe when they fall off the tree, at which point they are fair game for anyone (or animal) interested, so it’s difficult to gather enough for more than a taste.  But aren’t […]