Saying Goodbye

I’m saying goodbye to this land that I’ve loved and nurtured, and that has nurtured me back. We arrived in June 2009 to a sterile, weedy landscape. Morning glory vines had overrun all of the landscape beds, their long tendril roots anchored firmly through the … Continue readingSaying Goodbye

American Toads

The Wooing I fell down a rabbit hole of toad photography one Monday this May. I set out with my camera and journal to sit on a shady bench under my backyard willow.  And I did.  The sounds of amphibians coming from the pond were … Continue readingAmerican Toads

Backyard Geese

Fred and Ethel* are back for their twelfth season.  They are a pair of Canada geese who have been raising their families on my pond year after year.  In the spring, when the flocks of geese begin to stopover on their trip north, Fred and … Continue readingBackyard Geese