tomato hornworm chrysalis

Sometimes you have to take a break. Tomato Hornworms bury themselves under ground and cocoon themselves in hard, red chrysalis to wait out the winter. The moth emerges in the summer, ready to start the cycle over again. While they are still larvae, they consume massive amounts of leaves. I watched one strip one side […]

A writing haven.

A writing haven.

Clearing out a home for writing can help the brain get situated. I’m lucky that my desk is currently by my books. This great little space is an amalgam of dark wood bookshelves from a chain store – meh – and a consignment desk, an inherited lamp, chair, and bookend from my uncle. A few cozy odds and ends, and suddenly I’m typing out diary entries and musing over what biography to read next. After a long break from writing, this is exactly what I need. The break was necessary. I don’t regret it at all. From that pause, I managed to add on to our family with the little dude and create a wonderful chapbook that I’ll hopefully get to post more about soon. Fingers crossed!