yellow coneflowers paperbark maple paperbark maple  “It’s only adults who read the top layers most of the time. I think children read the internal meanings of everything.” ~~ Maurice Sendak, author of ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ Continue reading Layers


“Sorry, old girl,” I said to [my bicycle] Gladys in the gray dishwater light of early morning, “but I have to leave you at home.” I could see that she was disappointed, even though she managed to put on a brave face. “I need you to stay here as a decoy,” I whispered. “When they … Continue reading Abandonment