Wooden Door

On impulse he put his palm against the wood, as if feeling for a pulse.

L. Paull, The Bees

California Poppy

Santa Cruz, California

State flower as of 1903. Also known as the flame flower.

T is for Thursday

Found this beautiful children’s book at my local used bookstore.

Very specific, isn’t it? The illustrations are clever and bright. The spine isn’t broken in yet. It must have sat neglected for a long time, maybe it was a gift. At half off the cover price it’s an orphan no longer.

Purple in the Pines

In the pines
A purple flower
Blooms among
The needles
Bringing color to the drab
A symbol of life

Tex Dermott


The Girl Who Drank The Moon by Kelly Barnhill

“She was eleven, after all. She was both even and odd. She was ready to be many things at once—child, grown-up, poet, engineer, botanist, dragon. The list went on.”

I love magical realism, coming of age novels, fairytales, poetry. If you do too here’s a must read. I enjoyed every bit of it.