Tag: Life

And Yet There is Still Beauty

I, like you, have been greatly disturbed, distressed, and even depressed over what I have seen in our country this past week. Yes, I remember the sixties but this feels worse somehow. I am doing my best to stay focused on the things I…

Sir Tom Moore: Knight of the Realm

Originally posted on beetleypete:
Not long after the news media began to tell us about the impact of the Coronavirus pressures on the staff of the NHS, there was a feature about an elderly man who was hoping to raise £1,000 to donate to…

The Unintended Consequences of Staying at Home

Yesterday I went to the grocery store – early in the day and wearing a mask and rubber gloves  – and spent a whopping $400 – the most ever at a single time.  That should hold me over for a couple of weeks.  I…

Life During a Pandemic – A River Walk and Facetime with Mom

Yesterday we walked along the Cedar River Trail. There were a handful of others with the same idea and we all kept our distance, even the ducks. The willow trees were beautiful and weeping once more The cherry trees (or plum – I can’t…

Ordinary Days after Oahu

Some of you asked that I bring back the sunshine from Hawaii and I obliged – at least in the Pacific Northwest. When we left for Oahu last week, the skies over Seattle had been gray for weeks on end, the rain unceasing and…

Life and Maintenance in the December Garden

While the rest of the country has been hammered by winter, here in the Great Northwest I’m still working in the fall garden.  Nothing major of course,  just the ordinary maintenance that life requires. Our home is surrounded by evergreen trees – mostly Douglas-Firs…

From O the Joy! to Dismal Nitch

Dismal Nitch –  could any place name be more apropos? After a long and arduous journey across the North American continent,  Lewis and Clark were finally nearing their destination, the Pacific Ocean.  They had left St. Louis on May 14, 1804,  and on November…

Berry Picking with Mom

Good name for a poem –  if only I had the eloquence. Regardless, today I had the privilege of going berry picking with my mom. Privilege I say because she’s 89 years old and not everyone is so lucky. Actually it was her idea….

Another Tale of Tiger and Benji

This morning I went outside to have my coffee by the stream and some quiet time alone. It wasn’t long before Tiger emerged from hiding and approached me where I sat. Although he’s not a lap cat,  I knew he wanted to jump up…

A Tangle of Life at Nolte

“Blue skies ahead,” my eternally optimistic husband said. “Let’s go out for a walk.” “Are you sure?” I replied. “It’s pouring down rain.” Still we made the drive to Black Diamond for lunch and waited for the rain to slow. When it did we…

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