Beth Markel


Oh hail, no!

Posted on April 25, 2014 by Beth Markel

First, I spoke too soon about spring’s arrival!  There were tremendous storms here in Michigan last week, including power-outages, 4” of snow, and hail.  Perhaps I should focus on the hail, which sounded like marbles being thrown at our deck, but is also a herald of changing weather.  Come on, Spring….   For the most […]


“Urgent Housekeeping Chores…” Let the giggling commence.

Posted on April 11, 2014 by Beth Markel

I’ve been word-herding (collecting words) since January, and I’m not sure what exactly I’m going to do with all of the words I’ve collected, but something will come to mind, as I’ve created numerous, interesting phrases with them… The turquoise bent in the afternoon silence.. Spilled crimson streamed laughter and hope… Birdsong remained after the […]


What a difference two weeks can make…

Posted on April 2, 2014 by Beth Markel

March 17, 2014…still slipping & sliding in the snow & ice: April 2, 2014… HALLELUJAH! Hope springs eternal.  Or Spring hopes eternally.  Or just a flat-out, hands-down, old-fashioned YIPPEE! Begin to hum Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. That is all.  Continue making beautiful art. Beth <(((><