Golden Boy

quizzed me about fireflies…he’s never seen them and is eager for their arrival to witness them illuminating the yard. Just a little more patience, while the evenings still have a chill in the air, they won’t be flickering around here … Continue reading

Tempted

not by a luscious fruit, nor by a fragrant-luring flower but a bench. It wasn’t a sculptured beauty, a simple wooden structure that felt just right at the time. Baby bear wandered into the direction of a park bench away … Continue reading

Red

If a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound? Yes, loud and clear! Adios hazy, silent days of winter and bienvenido seniorita primavera. I didn’t know leaves could rustle so loudly but when you are surrounded by … Continue reading

Fare Thee Well

“Your hips inspire me,” I hear a voice from behind. I smiled and took the compliment graciously, but couldn’t take it to heart wholeheartedly after all it’s about perspective and from what I have seen and grown to know so … Continue reading

A Little Broken

This abrupt shift has rustled me more so than the others—so consuming and momentous this displacement intertwined with a sense of duty has left me groggy. This lofty pursuit to find the nest that will end all moves has left … Continue reading

In the Heart of the Country

Plucky and spirited nearly all the time, baby bear has kept me from going off the deep end. “What’s this?” she asks frequently as her tiny digit points to whatever she is inquiring about.  Her nonchalance to our situation and … Continue reading

Easy Does It

I think of our nest as a living organism essential for our enjoyment and growth. Keeping it fresh with little touches like these chairs…finally I was brave enough to stage furniture on the balcony since baby bear is developing a … Continue reading

“I feel sorry for you,”

middle bear blurted as he headed for a relaxing bath. It was a long evening, as every hump day unfurled for us and this particular one I had to tote along middle and baby bear with me to older bear’s … Continue reading

In yesterday’s sunshine…

I was reminded of an indulgence I dreamt some time ago while under the spell of pungent citrus aromas lingering into nightfall. As the night skies surrender to the rays of the sun ever more each day this month, I … Continue reading

We Can’t Always Enjoy the Grand,

but we can try and manage the little. That was last week’s lesson…when we survived the schedule conflicts, the forgetfulness…you let me down Cisco, I was counting on you man and finally my brain that had turned into an untrusty … Continue reading