first build the sailboat

then the fireplace mantel for it to rest upon. i’m glad he had his priorities right, otherwise, i wouldn’t have been able to shoot his amazing work. he builds anything, his house, his sailboats, a schooner, chairs…everything was him. then i found a sewing machine in his house…i thought it opposite from all that he…

watching the elements dance

earth, water, air & fire. the fifth element? aether…”that which was beyond the material world.” people wonder, my own family included, why Vermont has such a hold on me. i’ve lived in Birmingham, Alabama twenty one years. it has never felt like home. my children and my animals have kept me grounded, both literally &…

Vermont rocks

My parents are flying 1,250 miles from Alabama to Vermont…for its rocks. We live in Alabama. My mother can’t find Vermont’s equal in rocks here in Birmingham’s red clay. ┬áThe black & white rocks were found by my mom on their many sailing adventures on Lake Champlain. Their sailboat, Gypsy Soul, & the wind, took…