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. IContinue reading “Crystallized”

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 ofContinue reading “Sense of Place”

I only understood myself…

A few days ago, I went for a walk around this beautiful historical estate that’s practically next to where I live now. I’ve been making some big changes in my life recently, and some of them have been pretty difficult.  This park feels like home to me, so I went there to clear my head.Continue reading “I only understood myself…”

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 wasContinue reading “Do we feel more pain when we’re alone?”

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 timeContinue reading “The Camping Trip”