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    “Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits.” ~ Henry David Thoreau, Wild Apples Yesterday afternoon it got dark and storm blew in. Having spent the morning doing housework I was looking forward to some photography time so the passing of the light was disappointing. I decided to see what I could do with what little […]

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  • Lessons From The Road

    We are taking a road trip today. The sky is blue, the sun is shining, the snow in the fields and on the trees is brilliant white. A few miles back I saw magic. The snow-adorned weeds and brush alongside the road caught the sun in just the right way as to sparkle like they […]

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  • #amwriting

    I have two quotes hanging on the wall in my office: Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open. ~ Natalie Goldberg and Write hard and clear about what hurts. ~ Ernest Hemingway Yesterday I spent four hours being split open […]

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  • The August 19 Garden

    I’ve run into one too many cobwebs recently to deny that the seasons are on the cusp of changing. This morning I even sent Gerry into the garden ahead of me to identify, and annihilate, any rogue cobwebs hanging around. Change is happening in the garden as well, as we ripped out the two big […]

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  • The May 21 Garden

    I spent a pleasant hour or so at the garden early this morning. I wasn’t alone–others were getting a head start on what promises to be a 30 C degree today as well. We worked in companionable silence as we tended our respective gardens. I harvested lettuce for supper; planted more beans, radishes, and beets; […]

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  • Cloudy Day

    It’s cool here today–a contrast to the unseasonably warm weather we’ve been enjoying–and I’ve spent the afternoon indoors. I’ve been thinking about the women who attended the writing group I facilitated for a few years when we lived in Washington State and the stories we shared. Perhaps it’s time for me to start a similar […]