Air Born

"The sound of a distant train whistle"
View from Inside
by Candace Armstrong

"Hand-picked for centuries on sunny Mediterranean hillsides"
Crocus in the Mud
by Candace Armstrong

"Anxious clouds cry rain"
by Candace Armstrong

"Purple and green rainbows in puddles"
Voicemail in March
by Candace Armstrong


"Pine boughs weighted down with snow"
by Michael Escoubas

"Encapsulated inside a web"
Winter Morning 
by Paulette Demers Turco

"I wish that I had feathers and could fly"
High on Windy Air
by Jim Thielman

“The innocence of daisies”
The Chaos of Colour
by Annie Jenkin

"You lost flight beside me landed in the dirt"
Butterfly, dancing on air 
by Cindy M. Hutchings 

"The feeder’s become a sculpture"
Lakeside Bird Feeder, Wet Snow
by D. R. James

"An ancient, never-ending new song"
Creation’s Voices
by Scott Shaffer

"A seraph of the early dew"
Stalking Revenge on the Tamiami Trail
by Karla Linn Merrifield

"A woman chases rebellious trash cans"
Winds Aloft
by Mark Fleisher

"Days outside among the pines"
A Spirit Comes
by MFrostDelaney

"Lively birdsong and swollen buds"
by Gay Williford


"No more silence as it whistles through the broken pane"
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"Roaring like a bear roused from hibernation"
Seasons of Wind
by Maralee Gerke

"Hear the gentle echo"
by Jane Lang

"Full of bluster"
The Winds of March
by Candace Armstrong

"Nestled in a mountain valley"
A Special Seclusion
by Gay Williford

"Swashing and blustering"
by Vaughn Neeld

Theme For April 2023

The Toymaker

"Cattle dotted the snowdrift landscapes"
Red Hook
by Sharmagne Leland-St.John

"Nestled in the snow-filled glen"
A Sonnet for Sharmagne
by Carole Mertz

"Frost-glazed windows"
Winter Mornings in Red Hook
by Michael Escoubas

"Cemented sidewalks, pot-holed streets"
The Other World
by MFrostDelaney

"The bliss of a winter morning"
A Sojourner’s Observations
by Jane Lang

"A giant farmhouse hugs the sloping hill"
On the Mahicannituck–the Hudson River
by Paulette Demers Turco

"Winter has stilled nature"
Winter Scene
by Gay Williford

"We eventually had TV and a dial-up phone"
Headed Home
by Gail Denham

"Reaching down toward the snow-covered fields"
A Cow's Life, Winter

by Priscilla Turner Spada

The Reach

If There Is No Wind
by Margaret Sáraco
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

by Christopher Meredith
Reviewed by Neil Leadbeater

Her Joy Becomes
by Andrea Potos
Reviewed by Michael Escoubas

Flotsam Tale

Publisher: Book Baby
Evidence of Grace
by Candace Armstrong

Publisher: New Plains Press
Ogden’s Proverb
by John McCluskey

Publisher: Small Town Girl Publishing
Hayley and the Hot Flashes
by Jayne Jaudon Ferrer


An Interview with Barbara Crooker
by Neil Leadbeater

Hummingbird and Bloody Mary

Start your day with this creamy oatmeal
Irish Steel Cut Oats
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John

A great side dish for any meal
Twice Baked Potatoes
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Not all offal is awful!
Irish Kidney Soup
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John


Katharine Krieg




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