Monday, March 20, 2017

A Not-So-Brief Hiatus

Five years.  Five years?  So I've been on hiatus...  a break.  

Umm.... No.  

Let's be clear, and let's get honest.  More like a breakdown. Mentally and psychologically exhausted.  But five years?  Where does the time go?  I mean that seriously.  I re-read these posts, and I find that I am the same.  But different.  I am... changed.

I spent a lot of time hiking.  Thinking.  Taking photographs (check out my photo blog: dogandpixie).  Doing some more thinking.  

Our world has changed so much in this long-short period of time. 

And so.  Here I am.  Back to the one thing -  that singular thing - that I find myself returning to time after time after time - the writing.  

Five years, and I can't stay away.  I'm a bit rusty.  Perhaps a bit more cynical.  

But... I'm here.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday 7.01.12

Interesting morning...
Good advice.
"A bird in the hand..."
To the rescue!
It's a long way to the sea...

Friday, June 29, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

How Long Can Men Thrive ~

A field of soybeans as far as the eye can see...


How long can men thrive between walls of brick,
walking on asphalt pavements,
breathing the fumes of coal and of oil,
growing, working, dying,
with hardly a thought of wind, and sky, and fields of grain,
seeing only machine-made beauty,
the mineral-like quality of life?

~Charles A. Lindbergh

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

First Bloom of the Season!

Witch Hazel is native to North America...  


Traditionally, Witch Hazel is yellow in color,
and from a distance it is sometimes mistaken for early blooming Forsythia.


This is a cultivar named "Diane," which I planted in April, 2006.
I chose this one for its orange hues.



The blooms are not true flowers,
but do indeed resemble the gnarled fingers of a witch!

It's Outdoor Wednesday!
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Garden Ideas

 A private seating area I started last year.
I'd like to grow some flowering vines around it this season...


 Today is Outdoor Wednesday...
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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thankful on Thursday

Today I am thankful for my friend and co-worker,
Nancy Mumford,
who gifted me with this...

Be sure to check out Wittich's Candy Shop ~ The Nation's Oldest Confectionary!

Coconut Peanut Brittle!!!
(P.S. ... I love coconut!)