Because people do read my scribblings, so I hear. It's so much easier to talk or write with an awareness of an engaged communicator on the other side of a live conversation. Of course there's a simpler way to say that but, go ahead, you edit it yourself to your hearts content. We've moved the… Continue reading Must Post Something
Capricious Fall & Feelings
It's a mixed up life. Here are a dozen pictures to prove it. We've had snow for a few days the week before last. Now it's 70 degrees, clouds and sunshine intermittently. Most of the leaves are on the ground unlike the days it was snowing. Then, the leaves were blazing and blushing in all… Continue reading Capricious Fall & Feelings
I found a little known story in Joshua 22 that blesses me. (I got down off my high horse and began to follow the daily readings from the Sunday school quarterly for my morning read. It's been great, honestly.) This particular story is all about misunderstanding and conflict between people and how communication not only… Continue reading Pleased
Fall, the best time of year. No wonder people have fests and campfires and potlucks. It's finally cool enough for sweaters on our walks. And the amazing coloring of the trees. Harvesting and canning. And the way the sunlight, slanting through the trees, makes dancing pools of gold on the walls and floor indoors. And… Continue reading Favorite Season
What’s On Your Coffee Table?
Rose Hips There are no rose hips on our coffee table. These have grown to this beautiful in the cabin garden. Encyclopedia Brown books because a few grandchildren read them. A vase of zinnia of a color I cannot capture in a photo. No, I will not try to describe the color, only to say… Continue reading What’s On Your Coffee Table?
To comment that it's August already sounds cliche, I know. Summer always flies by, grandkids gear up for school, and the tomatoes start to ripen quickly. For once, I'm up for all of it. I won't miss the hot weather we endured this summer nor the accompanying noisy AC units. After two days of gray,… Continue reading August Gleanings
Here's how the cabin garden grows. We built this hulgelkultur garden the spring of 2020 during lockdown. It was one of those weekends when we stretched our lockdown borders to include our Minnesota cabin in the woods. Now I realize what a happy break it was. The garden is made of logs, tree trash, sod,… Continue reading Cabin Garden
To Read a Book
It's been a long day. At home, mostly by myself. Elv is in the shop today and pops in once in a while to see how I'm doing. A virus caught up with me again. It's my own fault this time because I chose to continue to play with our grandkids who have been taking… Continue reading To Read a Book
The thing is, I haven't posted in awhile even with the built in reminders to do so on my phone. Now that I have this moment, there's all these pictures of our get-together, the garden, and wild flowers, of course. So many events and thoughts and memories. Don't worry, I'll not detract from yours, reciting… Continue reading Just Posting
I’ve Been Thinking
I read a book this week. I empathized with people this week. We're studying in Colossians 2 this week. We're working on the cabin right now. And we're extra busy with life because Elv's work is two hours away. So, I got to thinking about how well we live. And about privilege and purpose we… Continue reading I’ve Been Thinking