Sunday, January 21, 2018

It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. Laura Ingalls Wilder Inspired by spring-like days in the middle of January, I stop at the grocery store to see if the season has changed there too. There, I find the most beautiful pale pink tulips. Simple happy.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi Gerry and I enjoyed a lovely Christmas morning at home, complete with stockings in bed and gift opening by the light of the non-traditional tree. Mid-morning, we journeyed to nearby Vernon where we spent some time with Gerry’s mom (who was not having a

Friday, December 15, 2017

The rapid nightfall of mid-December had quite beset the little village as they approached it on soft feet over a first thin fall of powdery snow. Little was visible but squares of a dusky orange-red on either side of the street, where the firelight or lamplight of each cottage overflowed through the casements into the

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Ah, how good it is to be among people who are reading. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge The sweetest part of this ever-darkening month is found in afternoons and evenings when we read companionably together yet off on individual adventures without and within. It’s made all the more delicious this

Saturday, December 9, 2017

I heard a bird sing In the dark of December. A magical thing And sweet to remember. 'We are nearer to Spring Than we were in September," I heard a bird sing In the dark of December. ~ Oliver Herford The other day, around 2:45 in the afternoon, we noticed that it seemed dark and