Fiddle Heads!

Slice of Life 2019: Day 19 Fiddle Heads! Hidden beneath brown leaves they push up as little sheathes. Soft, orange, and hairy — At first they look scary. Like a fresh born baby before its bath, or a drunk at his draught. A closer look at the tender shoot, as it erupts from its mother’s … More Fiddle Heads!

The Tree Fairy

  They found her in the fairy ring.  She was lying on her back, her body shrouded in soft dappled light, her head propped on a backpack.   She’d been there all night.  Her parents, when they found her, were only comforted by the fact that she was far from any busy street.  They had worried … More The Tree Fairy

Slice of Life: Day 12

Household Conversations and a  Door Prize Its Monday. …and when my 11 year old came home from art school, he came right to me with this announcement:  “Mom! Somebody said the D-word up at Masters today!” “Oh really?  How’s that?” I asked. “Well, a kid in my class was working at one of the tables … More Slice of Life: Day 12