Acceptance

acceptance, accept, welcome, assist, help

Monday afternoon I called a dear friend. Just a simple check-in to see how she and her husband are doing during these strange times. We haven't seen each other since March, and we've had one other phone call since then. After our first phone call, she began shopping at the same grocery store I do.…

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…

Quiet Times

quiet times, calm, tea, reading, recuperating, peace,

     Silence is more musical than any song. ~~Christina Rosetti The last week resulted in quiet times here on the blog and at home. A week of blank days on my calendar awaited me. I had grand plans. With physical therapy appointments scheduled now every other week, I had no reason to go there.…

Thursday

Thursday took us back to summer temperatures with a high at 90. The beauty of the Pacific NW is at 8:10 pm the temperature has dropped to 82 and will continue to drop during the night. By 5:00 am, it will be 65. It's been a gorgeous day ending like all summer days. The light…

Update

Since my mid-November post, I've spent a lot of time watching the changing seasons. Most winter days in the Pacific NW are gray, foggy, and rainy. Not uplifting. I spied a joyful surprise on one of these gray days as I returned from our mailbox. Abundant blossoms are peeking from beneath the leaves on our…