Rainy Autumn Days

autumn, fall, leaves, rain, colors, light

Rainy autumn days arrived in the Pacific Northwest with bluster. With them, they brought winds that tossed colorful leaves everywhere. Our maple tree left our driveway looking like a leaf mosaic. Bob took the photo above on one of his daily trips to our mailbox last week. With the change in our weather, the last…

Outside My Window

Japanese maple, tree, weeping Japanese maple, warmth, love,

Our mini-forest is one of the best features of our home place. Over the years, it has provided a sense of being outside the city with extra privacy. While we were still working, our location provided ease of access to the church, shopping, and medical care. One of the drawbacks of living in a mini-forest…

A Quick Word

mouse, mammal, grass, stones, field mouse

Just a quick word about the things I "sort of promised" in a recent post on October 22, 2020. In that post, I mentioned potential writings in the works as well as some book reviews. Quoting Robert Burns's words in his poem, To a Mouse: The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft…

Be Careful What You Wish For

wish, dream, future plans

Most of us have dreams, hopes, and wishes. Some come true; some don’t. As children, most of us received encouragement to make a wish and blow out the candles on a birthday cake. And don’t forget blowing a dandelion into the air is another way to make a wish. Children learn to wish upon a…

Checking in to Say Hello

hello, friendship, hearts, love

I thought I'd drop in to say hello today. A cursory look at the blog and it's obvious I've not been around much lately. I could beg any number of reasons why, but then this would look and sound like a pity party. And to be truthful, I only throw those parties for myself. Several…