The ditch / 6:54 pm

The ditch / 6:54 pm


Looking off our balcony at Felix’s red bud tree.




Three days ago water was released from the Rio Grande into our ditch. Around here, that means spring has officially sprung.

What Riley Wore


I’m so excited about this book, written by Elana K. Arnold, and illustrated by me! It will be released on August 27, 2019.

Gender-creative Riley knows just what to wear for every occasion during a busy week with family and friends in this sweet and timely picture book from Elana K. Arnold and Linda Davick.

Riley wears whatever clothes feel right each day. On Monday, Riley feels shy and wears a bunny costume to school. On Tuesday, a scary trip to the dentist calls for a super hero cape. For a trip out with Otta and Oma, a ball gown is the perfect outfit.

This charming picture book is a gentle exploration of self-expression and source of encouragement for being true to oneself despite the expectations of others.


A Beautiful Light

The ditch trail 7:24 pm

The ditch trail 7:24 pm

Spotted from the trail this week: a coyote trotting down the path, and a llama in the field above.

Mouse Trap?


Found along the trail: This tiny trap is approximately 2 inches wide, with a horizontal ladder!



A scary emergency visit to Lovelace Hospital for Tom. In on Wednesday night, and out on Friday afternoon.

Sandia Mountain


Today we drove across town, up Sandia Mountain, and stopped into this little café for cappuccino.


Goodbye, Wonderful Toyota


That’s Ruby and her dad over there on the right. Ruby is the proud new owner of our bright red Yaris.




In the mail today: Proofs for What Riley Wore, written by the brilliant Elana K. Arnold and illustrated by Yours Truly.


The “ditch” trail

The “ditch” trail

The Rio Grande Nature Center


The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is two blocks from our house. We walked 4.7 miles today according to my phone.

Whose House Is This?

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Open House tomorrow, Sunday, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm

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photos by Steph Dewey