Archive for the ‘What I found in the sky today’ Category

Winter fireworks

Sunday, December 29th, 2013

For the 2nd year, one of the cutest towns in the United States, Kirkwood, Missouri, sets off holiday fireworks. Last year they were left-overs from a 4th of July that was too dry. It was such a hit, it has become a new tradition!

Fireworks in front of the Kirkwood, Missouri City Hall.

Fireworks in front of the Kirkwood, Missouri City Hall.

An afternoon the color of sand

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

Walking in Rome, I am so enchanted by the colors along the Tiber River.
The water is so caramel, and the light so voluminous, casting no shadows.
It is creamy, and soft. The seagulls float in it and laugh.
But they laugh at anything.

Night in my eyes

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

The thing about darkness is, it brings everything closer. Distances are compressed. When your eyes are open in the pitch black of night, you can almost feel it touching your eyelashes. Kilometers become millimeters, that mountain over there a painted backdrop. Each night here in Halsnoy, when I blow out the last candle, my room covers me like a velvet blanket.

Full moon on the Kloster Fjord last night. The clouds finally moved aside to let us see the night sky.

Good morning Umbria

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Good morning Umbria, your fog mirrors my mind at this morning hour
walking a dim line between sleep and waking

Morning in Todi

At the hour of sunset I wish I were a seagull

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

From below, the sun reflects on their floating red bellies.
I hear their laughter and look up, jealous of the view they must see.

Seagulls circling above the Tiber River in Rome, 8:08pm.

In the Oliviers

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Driving in Tuscany this afternoon, I passed by this man in an olive tree. Despite the decidedly unamused look on his face, I imagine swapping jobs with him for a day, or several. Having just realized I love the view from inside the olive trees, surrounded by their gentle oblong silver leaves, I will take all reasons, excuses, anythings, to hang out in them.

A handful of kilometers outside of Florence on a Monday afternoon

Good night moon

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Last night’s full “super” moon stretched its light in a narrow streak across my floor, all the way to the head of my bed. Even though it keeps me awake, I can never close the curtain on a full moon.