Archive for March, 2010

Hiking and eggs

March 30, 2010


Originally uploaded by nonsonoitaliana

A weekend of sun and she walked ALL DAY, EVERY DAY.
We were stunned.

And now I’m trying to figure out how the heck one can color brown eggs because there aren’t any white in Terno d’Isola, I swear…



March 23, 2010

pasta necklaces

Originally uploaded by nonsonoitaliana

Life is moving back outside. . .
We, especially Molly, are spending lots of time on our skinny little stretch of balcony. The garden is planted with peas, spinach, lettuce, chard, dahlias, bleeding hearts, borage, anise and purple cone flower, and even some zucchini seeds in the greenhouse. The park, as noted, is getting more use by folks other than us. Life is good.

To the park

March 19, 2010


Originally uploaded by nonsonoitaliana

A frontier of sorts

where we all come together

and yet still stay separate.

Wilder than than the school

where we are carefully mixed together,

here instead we clump,

like with like,

and each group circles the others,

careful not to touch.

So I am so grateful

to my daughter and all the other little ones

too tiny yet to mind,

expressing joy at a familiar, friendly face

and clutching hands despite the differences

and the awkwardness of us mothers.