Friday, May 25, 2012


I took some time last week to visit with family and friends in Iowa. This is where I grew up, this is the landscape that shaped me in so many ways.

The sky, the land, the dewy smell of it all.

Fresh asparagus from the backyard garden, dining al fresco with friends and family, sheet cake (yes, even!), and my sister's pecan and chocolate chip cookies.

Listening to my mother and my sister play the piano together.

Watching clouds pass and things grow all around me.