wellness

First, the writing progress: On April 29th, I started on one more revision of Bless the Birds, my memoir-in-progress, giving it what my writer/editor/fiber-maven friend Deb Robson calls a “French polish.” I’ve been reading it aloud, listening to the story, and doing the kind of detail work that I hope makes the story leap off the page and into a publisher’s line-up.

My beeswax intentions candle, burning with lavender and sagebrush from my garden A beeswax intentions candle, burning with lavender and sagebrush from my garden. It's sitting on the sculptural steel table Richard designed and made for a gallery display.
Red and I head up Poncha Creek on our way to Marshall Pass Red and I head up Poncha Creek on our way to Marshall Pass. (I was not driving when I shot this photo!)
My front and side yard "wildscapes," mountain prairie restoration projects-in-progress. My front and side yard "wildscapes," mountain prairie restoration projects-in-progress.

I exhausted myself this weekend engaging in plant therapy. That's a good thing.

Calliope hummingbird perched in my own "hometown habitat." Calliope hummingbird perched in my own "hometown habitat."
Creek House "great room"--living, dining, kitchen all in one cozy and inviting space. The "great room"--living, dining, kitchen all in one open space.
Eye-popping dawn colors this morning. Eye-popping dawn colors this morning.

It's my birthday!

The tub-shower enclosure in the master bathroom. The tub-shower enclosure in the master bathroom.

I'm close! So close to completing the finish work on this house that my punch-list lives in my head, not on paper.

The view out the kitchen window, looking over the roofs of downtown to the Sangre de Cristo Range in the distance.
Richard and Molly with Isis on a hike.

Some years back, I wrote an newspaper column titled "Learning Forgiveness" about our Great Dane, Isis.

Richard on the Big Sur Coast, California
Richard and his dad, Raymond Cabe, outside Salida, winter of 1951
Our boats at Triplet Falls campsite, in the calm water above the cascade that is the falls.

Coast redwood grove at dawn

Richard after the brain-drain procedure, February 2011