“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan


How many matches does it take to . . .

How many matches it took to entice my old but fabulous
gas heater to light.

The rain has returned.


  1. what a great photograph. that's a lot of strikes.

  2. Love the image! How frustrating, though, to have gone through that many matches to light the furnace.
    Why is it that you get so much rain there? It's almost always dry as a bone here. I guess you'll get that big storm that hitting the SF Bay area in a few days.

  3. Only you could make a floor, some shoes, and a bunch of old matches beautiful. Only you.

  4. This one made me laugh.
    You are hilarious...and creative, even when trying to light a few matches! Ok, maybe a little more than a few.
    But still.

  5. beautiful image

    i love your 'eye'

    it is extraordinary and finds poetry everywhere:)


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