Category Archives: Winter

Tableland 2

Today, however, when I reached the part of the trail where I had been stopped, I could follow on until I came to a very different, more pastoral landscape. Here I crossed among rolling hills and strode down into groves, … Continue reading

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The Table Land

On a bitter, wintry day I walked up onto the Tableland to have a look at the beginnings of things. Any day now, the snow would come. Already there was a dusting in crevices and on a few dark green … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Tribe

Two years ago, we saw three does and their four yearling fawns roamed the neighborhood as they always did, following their habitual trails up from the valley, boldly gleaning twigs, rose canes and compost. Then, just before Easter, we witnessed … Continue reading

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Sing, sing, sing, sing

The alarm dragged me awake at six. This was the morning of this bleak winter that felt like one too many. Maybe it was time to take a day off. Hide under the covers. But then, from some deep place, … Continue reading

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Christmas Cake

On a pale November afternoon Barry and I stand at the beloved peninsula we designed for our new home, feasting our eyes out windows in three directions, watching the flames leap and bloom in our wood stove. It is the … Continue reading

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