Although it is a warm day we are ensconced in the house, doors closed tight. Outside, clouds of mosquitoes attack any warm-blooded being that passes. Every now and then a neighbor runs past, arms flailing in the vain attempt to fend them off. When we dare to open a door or window, we are greeted … Continue reading Spring Brings Mosquitoes, Lilacs, and a Dear One’s Passing
A lovely midwinter day, blue sky broken by high clouds. Cold, with the temperature hovering around -1 F and the wind chill far below zero. The deep snow cover enhances radiational cooling while protecting plants and underground infrastructure. Still, new pot holes appear in road surfaces daily. It is New Years Eve. Now ten days … Continue reading New Years Eve Reflections
Maybe that is what all great stories offer us, a glimpse into a different world that is also our own.
I have not had the time to blog for a few weeks. In the time that has passed, Winter has settled in. The days are chill, the nights cold. There are a few inches of snow on the ground. It's eight a.m., and the sun has just risen over the hill behind our home. The … Continue reading Mid-December Morning