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Coming Back to Life

EASTER 2019 A New Path On a late winter evening three years ago, I was sitting staring at the cascading flames in the window of my well-stoked woodstove. It was a month after my dearly-loved husband Barry died of what … Continue reading

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Witch Hazel

At a time when none of autumn’s brightness remains, I’m loving our witch hazel. Although it’s only a common hamamelis virgininiana, this five foot shrub has history for me. The haunting, pure fragrance, unlike any other, has meant late autumn … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

As Barry and I enjoy watching another generation learning to love Foley Mountain, we are deeply thankful.

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An Artist’s Unique Christmas Cards

One way in which my parents reached out to people was by designing their own Christmas cards. The first year that my mother had been back at art school after her marriage, she took a commercial art course, which included … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Letter to My Husband

How do you capture a marriage of over forty years? I could start with rapture, saying my heart still leaps with pleasure when I hear Barry pull up beside our house. Joyful hugs are important too. But so is laughter. … Continue reading

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