A Winter in Stitches & Rows

I feel like I maybe disappeared from the world for a while… stepped inside my little hermitage and shut everything out for just a while. It’s not so unlike me to do that from time to time. Longtime friends have learned not to be alarmed. The cause is usually intense concentration… on something. This time,…

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A Walk Down Autumn Lane

The sound and the feel of wet sand gathering and falling away from my well-worn shoes as I walked down the lane on a late-October day, recently, alerted me of how quiet it is, now. The sky was nearly clear — a miraculous sight to behold after so many cloudy days and half-light. Looking up…

Reaching for the Light

After more than a week of what could only be described as “glorious” weather — sunny skies, pleasantly warm afternoons, perfect evenings — we now find ourselves in day two, three, or maybe seventy of impenetrable clouds. The sun comes up, but it looks more like twilight — all day. When the sun refuses to…

The summer we didn’t plan…

Today, as the earth firmly plants itself into upright position and both day and night are on equal terms, I thought it was time to take a look back at the last few bits of summertime we’ve been cherishing and collecting. It has been a wimpy summer, weather-wise — a pattern of weather some experts…

James’ Birthday and the Remnants of Spring

After a winter that stretched the limits of our patience and our firewood supply, spring and its pendulum swings have been a welcome change. We’ve been heading into the woods and into the outdoors, in general, looking for all our favorite returning characters — wildflowers, songbirds, edibles, etc. James’ birthday, recently, was an excellent excuse…