an incongruent photo

Last night, Ed asked me how the writing was going. I had a ready answer. “It sucks donkey balls.” (In case there’s any ambiguity there, it wasn’t a good writing day.) “I’m reconsidering my...

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lightness of being

Apparently, hummingbirds symbolise the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. I’ve wanted a proper hummingbird feeder for a long time. We knew we had hummingbirds around – they’ve visited the lilac and apple...

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noticing beauty, even so

Yesterday marks nine weeks of living with this mysterious, persistent sinus infection. I think I’m finally edging around the corner to where real health is in sight. I am hopeful, anyway I’ve thought that before, but...

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a shot of spring

Tulips and daffodils are in the stores again. These aren’t yet the field tulips, but I’m not picky. The bright spots of colour are so very welcome. This year, we plan to get up to Skagit Valley to see the tulips...

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that day in february

Every year in February there is a week (or even just a few days) when the sun shines, the temperature rises, and our faith in all things good is restored. If you don’t live in Seattle, that last may seem an exaggeration. If...

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craving colour

If you don’t live in the Northwest, you might be tired of hearing about it. If you’ve never lived in the Northwest, you might have a hard time relating to it. If you live here, you know just what I mean. The grey...

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