Tag Archives: nature

Once upon a partridge and other spring mailbox stories

Imagine walking to the mailbox, afternoon after afternoon.  Out the front door, down the three circular wooden steps onto cement and grass and gravel.  To your right lies a garden (in springtime newly planted) and to your left a tall … Continue reading

Posted in June, 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Deep January days in the woods

Good morning from our little stretch of woods and lake and snow and cold.  Sitting here at this computer I watch lazy flakes of snow silhouetted against black and gray tree limbs.  Yonder brown oak leaves dangle from branches that … Continue reading

Posted in January, 2019 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Dear Fountainpen,

Dear Fountainpen, On Sunday we carried our ceramic Christmas tree–the one Barry’s mom crafted for us many years ago–upstairs from the basement.  I discovered some of your hand-crocheted snowflakes and sprinkled them beneath the green tree. You’ve been my friend … Continue reading

Posted in December 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 54 Comments

On Cattail Pond

  Some of you may remember the movie “On Golden Pond” that came out in 1981.  Don’t you love the image that name invokes?  A serene pond-lake golden in the sunset.  A pair of loons welcoming the main characters home.  … Continue reading

Posted in November 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Kayaking with snake(s)

OK, friends, I have a story to tell. It’s Memorial Day weekend, 2018, and my friend Sherry messages.  Would I like to go kayaking with her on Monday? Oh yes.  Kayaking with Sherry has proven fun in the past!  I … Continue reading

Posted in May 2018 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 50 Comments

The medicine way

On June 10th the lupine theater played for a full house.  They perfumed, awed, and colored the landscape extraordinarily.  We onlookers gushed at their purple, pink and white symphony and deeply inhaled their essence.  Their lupine-ness shined superb; never were … Continue reading

Posted in July, 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 60 Comments

Benediction of sunlight and lupines

Sunlight hummed its June song this morning, leaping up through branch after branch, attempting to climb higher and higher above the tallest poplar and maple and spruce trees. Sunlight beckoned me, too, c’mon lazybones, sleepyhead, upsy daisy, how about a … Continue reading

Posted in June 2016 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 69 Comments