Merry Christmas The Fernalds in LA


The Aspen


Beholding element, in whose pure eye

My boughs upon a ground of heaven lie


Okapi(see Poisonwood Bible,


Chip similar to the one Eli is creating        
Geoff's behind-the-ear electronics for coclear implants  
Los Angeles Union Station          

O deep surrendered mind,

where cloud and stone

Compose their beings

and efface your own,

Descanso Gardens, La Cañada

The cousins at Eli's June graduation from UCSD


Teach me, like you, to drink creation whole

And, casting out my self, become a soul.


Richard Wilbur, Poet Laureat 1987-88