back up twenty eight 

days and weigh the damages

get back on the road

A Boo Haiku

 A Boo Haiku

Boo won’t let me write.

He’s curled up on my paper. 

Boo Radley said, “No!”

2021 New Year Haikus

2021 New Year Haikus 

Dames Ferry State Park

camping Lake Juliette’s shores 

new year welcomed here 

camper fully stocked 

sausage breakfast casserole 

black-eyed peas and ham 

Jacksonville beef brats 

Taster’s Choice flavor crystals 

Great Grains cereal

Duraflame gold bricks

here on campsite 23 

host-delivered wood

full window lake view 

dogs in our laps, watching ducks

locked and loaded growls

lunch at Whistle Stop

Bennett’s barbecue the choice

Fried Green Tomatoes

where’s our DVD? 

watching the movie (again)

raindrops on the roof

Jensen tuned just right

we love the country legends 

can’t beat classic rock!

reading, tinkering

relishing the disconnect

unplugged, loving life!

first day of the year 

doing what we hope to do 

more of through the year

there’s no substitute 

for together time, camping

hitch up and let’s go!  


For Christmas, I received a pair of rugs my husband custom-designed for our camper entryways. In creating them, he put careful thought into how we enjoy spending our time together. On this first day of 2021, we sit here on the shore of Lake Juliette, listening to the raindrops on the roof, sipping coffee and admiring the beauty of the water, taking life lessons from the ducks who joyfully swim the lake in the rain. The rugs aren’t meant to last forever, but the memories will.  Here’s hoping that 2021 is filled with more time spent being fully present in each moment. 

 “Ultimately, time is all you have and the idea isn’t to save it, but to savour it.” – Ellen Goodman, 1986


making memories:

us, one campsite at a time

a gift we cherish