Monthly Archives: May 2008

Dream Days

Dream Days. Now the last steps of the great procession towards summer are nearly accomplished. I am pleased to be scolded by the newly returned grey catbird when I round the corner towards home. It makes me happy to see … Continue reading

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Fifty Things (3)

On dark nights, when sleep is slow in coming, I turn my thoughts to what matters, and peace comes. 21. Warm sun on my back and a fresh lake breeze to cool my cheeks. 22. Just when we’d given up … Continue reading

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Slow Walking

Never have I seen a creature walk with such intent and evident pleasure as the bittern who recently appeared in our dooryard. Each drawing up, flexing, extending before a step was broken into the tiniest, savoring movements. No lesson on … Continue reading

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Hanging Washing Revisited

Those of you who read The View From Foley Mountain may remember my fondness for hanging washing out of doors. When we moved to Singing Meadow I feared that this would no longer be possible. Because our house fits perfectly … Continue reading

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The Tenacity of Trees

The tenacity of trees. Living, as I do, close to many trees and also close to humans, I am aware of risk and disease. I see aspens toppled in gales, massive maples dying branch by branch. And yet I also … Continue reading

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