Sometimes

Sometimes

simple is not necessarily unadorned…sometimes it’s all you have left. In a realm where oaths like “do no harm,” or “to uphold, defend and serve” are impulsively dodged, I turn inward for a trace of softness, tenderness, adroitness, allowance and … Continue reading

A Cause Célèbre

These days our windows look as if someone flicked her wrist with a few broad strokes of a chartreuse-tipped paint brush. It’s a heavily wooded view masterly leafing out right about now as the soft pastels of spring emerge overhead. … Continue reading

Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack

Remember these little fellows? Back it up twenty-seven squares ago when they were all white tops except for one. As I stated in that square, it only takes one and the rest followed in a few days. I’m a proud … Continue reading

We Were Born To Stand Out,

We Were Born To Stand Out,

and not fit in. A little special someone has been insisting on sowing a few seeds, after witnessing crocuses and tulips erupting from our grounds. I surrendered to her will the other day, pourquoi non? We have been off in … Continue reading

What’s Next?

What’s Next?

Because never forget seems to be forgotten. As if that isn’t disheartening enough, some argue that we are in the midst of a modern-day man-made sixth extinction (perhaps more than halfway there) on Earth. We may not only witness the … Continue reading

Duck Trails

Duck Trails

Lately, our life is mostly creekside trails and indigenous flora. We followed this feathered flock to this hideout, others followed as well. Together we splashed in muddy waters and weaved between zigzagging stems experiencing the last bit of autumn hues … Continue reading

Night Bird

On top of treetops, gilded leaves sway and swish with the evening breeze.Some days feel tropical while others brisk. These are the fleeting days of summer, where sweet morning bird songs are heard from under the covers and I’ll bother … Continue reading

Too Much of A Good Thing

Is there such a thing? At almost 7:30 pm, sunlight; it did take some getting used to waking up an extra hour earlier to enjoy a little more play before supper. In an opaque tiny vile, an elixir for the … Continue reading

Keep Calm and Wear an Endearing Smile

A smile goes a long way, a very long way. Lately we have endured some inconveniences but fortunately the mistakes of others are accompanied by empathy, apologies and we-will-make-it-better attitude. You can’t feel perturbed by one’s considerable efforts to turn … Continue reading