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Paths I have walked, literally, as I have explored the countryside around me from the time I could walk, and figuratively, as I walk through life.

About

I was first inspired by the beauty of the local landscapes of Carnegie and the trails and byways along the Chartiers Creek and throughout the Chartiers Valley, paths I’ve been walking since I began to walk. Those paths led me away to learn new things, and led me back, to interpret what I’ve found.

My biggest inspiration for poetry, prose and artwork is still the world right around me, and I enjoy the opportunity to share it from the perspective of one who walks and hikes and bikes and carries a camera, art materials and journal everywhere—even around the house—so the inspirations are fresh.

The familiarity of weather and structure and cultural habit are a starting point, a base to build upon as I walk other paths while building my stories.

Latest Journeys

Mother’s Day

I always had a difficult time finding an adequate Mother’s Day Gift for my mother, but at one point settled on purchasing a couple flats of flowers and planting them in her yard. I did this for nearly 20 years, also starting seeds for flowers she liked that I couldn’t find, like hollyhocks. Though my …

Poem: Dogwoods

The dogwoods are blooming up and down my street. The breaking of the cold, The unusually warm, brilliant spring day Has brought my neighbors out to wash cars and cut grass. Like the returning birds Their conversations drift and circle from yard to yard And cross the street on capricious breezes; We have been put …

Contact

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bernadette @ bernadette-k dot com