Mergansers on Lake Ontario

I think of days like today as "white days," when the sky is bright but overcast and the horizon disappears. Everything is calm and pale-pearly gray. The mergansers (diving ducks) dot the waters. Boy mergansers are still chasing and showing off for the girl mergansers. Soon, with the onset of boat traffic, they'll migrate to… Continue reading Mergansers on Lake Ontario

Rosetsu: Boy on Elephant

Nagasawa Rosetsu, late 18th c. detail

Between winter cocoon projects and outdoor summer projects, while workers buzz and grind their way through our bathroom upgrade, I putter around in the files and come upon the little stack of catalogues where Jim's stuff has been exhibited -- back in some superheated era before I arrived on the scene and Jim retreated into… Continue reading Rosetsu: Boy on Elephant

April = Anxious

Lake Ontario

I'm looking hard for evidence that the dozens of bulbs I planted lakeside are sprouting. I'm trying not to look at the shifting and settling and possible disappearance of stones along our rebuilt bank. Life is change. Sometimes too slow. Sometimes too fast. The wind blows. Lake Ontario

Bullet journal, not pretty

I'm fascinated by Bullet Journals. From what I gather on YouTube, they gloriously combine calendar, note-taking, reminders, goal reviews, and art journalling in one gorgeous, playing-with-my-new-pens package. This winter, when my digital apps failed to let me lay out a week's work, I decided to go old-fashioned and use paper. But turning an organizer system… Continue reading Bullet journal, not pretty