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My sweet Lizzy is nearly done with her pregnancy.  In about 10 days the squirm and squeal of puppies will fill our ears, our home and our time.  Lizzy is new at this whole mothering thing.  Canine gestation is only about 60 days give or take.  She has had little time t...

I adore puzzles.  There is something wonderful in knowing that in all the mess of crooked edges and incomplete design there is a beautiful picture.  Yesterday I set up a card table in my living room.  I am in the midst of the pandemic consuming our world, and as I a re...

Winter is a liar.

They say that it is possible to have all four seasons in one day up here on this mountain.  Today is proof.  Bitter and angry, the cold early morning bit at my fingers and nose only to be tamed by clearing skies and an unbelievably determined sun.  I e...

I was at a full rest.  So restful that I was asleep.  I really don’t do that much these days.  Sleep is like a long forgotten laughter to me.  It would be sweet to have it again, but like laughter, it comes not often enough.  Sometimes I try to think what it was like b...

Its been raining forever.  There has been no sun for at least a millennium.  The ran comes and comes and comes.  The soggy ground has been burdened to a point of frustration and is throwing a fit.  The water sits, puddles and runs  atop the earth.  Not one more drop is...

It was barely dawn.  I stood at the door of my screened in porch, my seashell clad coffee cup steaming in the early Burney chill.  My puppies sat at the gate of their kennel, waiting for me to free the latch and free their feet to run in the larger grassy area.  Heads...