The Mornings in December are dark The curtains are kept closed for privacy and warmth. I’m an early riser, so there are hours of darkness that accompany my morning routine. Usually by the time I open the curtains the sun is up and I’m off to work, but not today. Today is Sunday. I’m hoping… Continue reading Opening Eye
A place to relax and play A lawn, unlike most areas of the garden, is a good outdoor space for people to be. With that said, I mostly don’t care about lawns and whether they’re perfectly manicured or weed free and green. I just don’t want to give much of my brain space over to “the perfect lawn”. Part of… Continue reading Leaf Me Alone
First of all there is rain… …lots of rain. Then come the warm winds. I’ve spent the last two days working through these meteorlogical conditions raking leaves…. ….lots of leaves. According to Wikipedia, the Pineapple Express is an atmospheric river that extends from the Hawaiian islands to anywhere along the Pacific coast of North America. … Continue reading A Minute on the Pineapple Express
The solar eclipse has swung into reverse. As I write, the sun’s light is beginning to fuse back together within the shadows. Here in Port Townsend, we were able to view 90% of the eclipse, but I didn’t see it at all. Without the glasses I couldn’t look up; I just had to be in… Continue reading Look Away
Locked We have waited. Fall happened, the leaves fell and the days became dark. Then came winter with its chills and more time tucked inside. Why is it we always think of spring in the middle of winter? One nice day and everyone starts talking. The first sign of spring. Is cabin fever so bad by then… Continue reading Spring Loaded
Part 1: Thunder and Bolts Thursday was a particularly humid day. Even as I worked in the shade, the sweat and discomfort wouldn’t leave me alone. Who am I to complain on such a beautiful day! I finished with work and headed home. I was taking the next day off, so, off I drove toward my… Continue reading Lightning Strikes, Thunder rolls…..
Snow is almost starting to seem commonplace here in Port Townsend. Which basically means it fell, it stuck and it stayed for more then a day. Yay! It started falling early Monday morning. My cat, Kitty Meow, woke me up at three in the morning for what I’m assuming was a bathroom emergency. She’s getting… Continue reading Snow Days