Crystallized

Crystallized

What I love about winter is how everyday scenes can become beautiful, under different conditions. Here are some photos I took off of my porch after last week's storm.  It snowed all day, and then stopped right before sunset.  I have lived here for almost a year, and I had never seen these colors. I [...]

Sense of Place

Sense of Place

Ironically, I have a feeling this is going to be somewhat of a meandering post... because I have a lot of thoughts I want to share on the topic of staying in place. I moved somewhat recently (last spring) after living with family for several years. I didn't move far (still in the suburbs of [...]

Do we feel more pain when we’re alone?

Do we feel more pain when we’re alone?

Ruby seemed to have a lot of energy this morning, so I decided to take her for a walk at our favorite spot.  We walked for about half an hour-- me all bundled up, and Ruby wearing her nice new $45 coat (oy!). The path was a bit slippery following yesterday’s snow storm.  There was [...]

The Camping Trip

One of my best memories from last summer is the camping trip I decided to go on at the last minute over Labor Day weekend. I've had to turn down a lot of invitations over the years.  My friends have invited me countless times to go camping, hiking, and skiing, and most of the time [...]