Fireflies by Marilyn Kallet

Fireflies by Marilyn Kallet In the dry summer field at nightfall, fireflies rise like sparks. Imagine the presence of ghosts flickering, the ghosts of young friends, your father nearest in the distance. This time they carry no sorrow, no remorse, their presence is so light. Childhood comes to you, memories of your street in lamplight, … Continue reading

More Than Enough by Marge Piercy

BY MARGE PIERCY The first lily of June opens its red mouth. All over the sand road where we walk multiflora rose climbs trees cascading white or pink blossoms, simple, intense the scene drifting like colored mist. The arrowhead is spreading its creamy clumps of flower and the blackberries are blooming in the thickets. Season of … Continue reading

Sour Cherry, Balsamic and Vanilla: Syrup & Leather (via local kitchen)

I like this and the photography is just stunning … makes me want to drag my fingers through while eating cherries, sweltering in summer’s kitchen. The all-too-short cherry season was even shorter in the Hudson Valley this year: many farms lost most, if not all, of their entire crop due to a rainy Spring preventing … Continue reading

Summer night

Summer night– even the stars are whispering to each other. by Kobayashi Issa –Summer Nights by Rob Nye Extractionist Painting™. Oil, ink, pastel, and acrylics. San Rafael California