Friday, April 30, 2010


here. at the end of the month.
at the end of a theme. a beautiful day
of snatched quiet moments within
chaotic spaces.
(quiet spaces #30)

Sitting and playing in a quiet place
With my new toy
(magical and revolutionary)

And nobody better say a thing about it...
Not. One. Word.
(you know who you are)

P.S. NEXT week I'll call Technophiles Anonymous...

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quiet Spaces #29

quite possibly my favorite quiet space.
(quiet spaces #29)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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I'm just getting home for the day and am too tired to remember where I put my camera.
So here ... this is from last week.
I love my trillium. They love quiet places.
That counts,right?
(These plants were rescued from the wild from the same pending road construction as the bloodroot.)
Quiet spaces #28

here. where, why yes...
there was a nap today, thank you very much.
(quiet spaces #28)

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


where so many life changing events happen
up on the roof
a quiet place
Derek and a Girl and a Guy, and a Bottle of Root Beer

there. where if they cry,
you stick a bottle in their mouths.
(quiet spaces #27

Monday, April 26, 2010


a quiet place

(that was an easy one...)
Nandina with Pearls

here. no. not here.
there were no quiet spaces anywhere nearby today.
but i hoped for one.
(quiet spaces #26)

Sunday, April 25, 2010


here, where someone else watches the road
while you sip a glass of champagne and stare out
of the window through your dark sunglasses.
(quiet spaces #25)

Saturday, April 24, 2010


the sound of a steady rain,
tires whooshing across wet pavement,
and eva cassidy on the ipod
combine to create a quiet place.

i could drive and drive on days like this...

Friday, April 23, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

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a quiet place
under the mayapple
down on my hands and knees
to chase a beam of sunshine
Earth Day (quiet spaces #22)

here. where no one can hear you scream.
sorry. just capitalizing on the popularity of alien nose hamsters.
(quiet spaces #22...happy earth day)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

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an open gate
to a quiet place
quiet spaces #21

there. at the end of the day, when everyone else has gone home
to family and friends.
(quiet spaces #21)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Rose for Tori

here. for Tori.
(quiet spaces #20)
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a quiet place
too quiet

i'm beyond words

Tori -- my baby cat
1990 - 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010


here, where although it is small
and in a very urban environment,
watching the sun go down at the end of the day
is a peaceful, quiet, resting (lack-of) activity.
(quiet spaces #19)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

quiet spaces #18

here, where the brushes are loaded with gouache,
and the soundtrack from Glee plays on the iPod.
(quiet spaces #18)
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now that's what you might call purple
but a QUIET purple
(trying to stay on topic here...)

*note -- we were told that the color comes from Koolaid and blueberry juice... absolutely harmless... the dog loved the attention, too!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

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We interrupt the quiet-ude for some busy Saturday-ness.
Ferrari F40

here, where the engine noise was deafening,
but the crowd was awed into silence.
(quiet spaces #17)

Friday, April 16, 2010


a quiet place
in the middle of the street
practically swaying on my feet
full of shrimp and chocolate mousse cake
and planning on going in for key lime pie anyway
looking at a fingernail moon
with only my camera phone
and a happy feeling
near the end of a wonderful day.
Happy Birthday Linda

because the party is 500 miles away.
(quiet spaces #16)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

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under the trees
a quiet place
except for the sound of a busy bumblebee*

(*and the sound of my laughter after the outdoor kitty oh so carefully sneaked up on said bee and got a little surprise of her own...)
quiet spaces #15

here. at least for a few moments
before they find me.
(quiet spaces #15)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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my very own quiet place
(I need to sit there more often)

there, where it seems less like a fortress
and more like a church.
(quiet spaces #14)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fort Washington

if you get there before the crowds.
and the cannon firing demonstration.
(quiet spaces #13)
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a quiet place
(for the moment)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

quiet spaces #10

there, where I imagine one hears
only the sound of wind rushing past feathers.
(quiet spaces #10)
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waindwops on woses...
(singing quietly)

Happy Saturday, everyone!

Friday, April 9, 2010

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Soft Self Portrait in Raindrop*

in a quiet place after the storm

(*with apologies)
Quiet spaces #9

here, just before the dinner crowd
(quiet spaces #9)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

quiet spaces #8

here, where the imaginations of two boys rule
quiet spaces can be hard to come by.
(quiet spaces #8)
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The sky inhales and holds its breath...

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A quiet moment ... a quiet place ...

Before the wind begins to blow.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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in quiet places
small simple things blossom
quiet spaces #7

here, while the dreams of young boys
haven't yet been disturbed by the call of breakfast.
(quiet spaces #7)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

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in quiet places
hearts hang in the balance

here, early in the morning,
before the squirrels start their chattering and
the commuters begin walking by.
(quiet spaces #6)

Monday, April 5, 2010


under the curve of the branches of the weeping cherry tree
a quiet place
quiet spaces #5

there, before the crowds arrive
and the chanting begins
(quiet spaces #5)