kbsitepicscene086Ah friend, sorry to been out of touch for a bit, but first there was the car accident, nobody hurt, then there was the canoe trip on Superior that turned into more adventure than planned.  Apparently I have a few stories to tell, and since we won’t see one another anytime soon I’ll put them here.  But it’s been a couple of weeks of fairly intense life, so I’m going to take a bit to collect myself before I get there.

Although I did find it odd to walk out the door here and immediately see the Big Dipper in exactly the position it was the three nights the lake pinned us and we couldn’t move.  I was facing the same direction, the waves were pounding behind me, and as I turned around I could see the moon over the island.

Standing there in front of my friends’ door I could hear the roar.

Good to be back.

Part of me is still there.

Be well.



kbsitepicscene085Still life with wheelbarrow


kbsitepicscene083The one thing I have learned on walkabout, is that time to be still is very important.


kbsitepicscene082And so I am sitting on the bench from my family’s home, but it is now somewhere else.  Most of mine have sat here, and though the place is different, there is something that has come with it.  But that thing is not in the bench.  That thing is in me.

It is good to be reminded.



I’m sorry sweetheart

don’t park that nose on me

I know where it’s been



Sometimes the road

is not at all

what we expect

but it is still

a road



I have sat on this bench loving and loved

no I will not carve it here

but I will sometimes remember


kbsitepicscene079And so a taste of late summer here at the ranch.  The cool reminds us that it doesn’t last forever.  Good to pull weeds for a bit, to let the hands be busy and the mind set free.  An orange band is along the tops of the trees, the last of the setting sky.  A single small cloud holds the last of the brilliance, shines just a little longer.  There is still beauty is says.  Wait for the night.

It will be gorgeous.



There are times I know

I would have been better off

not to speak

or rather

to speak

without words


kbsitepicscene076“So I begin to understand that some things are for the mind to handle.  Others are for the heart.

And it’s important to know which is which.”