The inverted image of our house on a dangling droplet reminded me that everything I live for was momentarily sheltered inside a gentle bead of rainwater. My husband, our children, and the two dogs were going about their lives in this glistening other world hanging from the branch of a Japanese maple, as I […]


A cold front on the move brought high winds that blew the unseasonably warm temps out of the Atlanta area, leaving everyone searching for their forgotten coats and gloves.  It tossed about a bed of lenten rose in the sunlight, and forced the release of the few stubborn dead leaves that have been clinging to […]


The last glass standing from our recent Thanksgiving feast.  Unseasonably warm temperatures and a close your eyes and turn-your-face-toward-the-sun kind of sunshine inspired our decision to move the entire dinner, dishes and all the trimmings, outside to the patio table.  We also ditched the kitchen oven and cooked the turkey on our gas grill, which […]