Going west

M and I are on our way home.  After a somewhat tiring week, we decided to split up the trip and enjoy a little downtime.

Read the rest of this entry »

(Not) Driving home

In the woods at the back of the pond

M and I were supposed to be on our way home today.

Read the rest of this entry »

End of season

Summer officially ended some weeks ago, but there are aspects of summer that are just now beginning to fade.  I think we might still have a few more warm days in store.  Even so, we’re entering a whole new phase of autumn.

Read the rest of this entry »


View of the pond from last Thursday

It occurs to me as I prepare these scheduled posts that life and color around the pond are likely to look very different when we return home from our travels.  Wind and rain will probably take the leaves from the trees and use them to carpet the pond and the ground.  Cooler temperatures will change the greens to warmer browns, yellows, and oranges.  We might even miss the first snowflakes of the season.

Read the rest of this entry »

Internet free zone

Mushrooms under the purple maple tree.

The need to make wise choices encompasses every area of our lives.  Since we have time for only a limited amount of stuff, we need to choose wisely what stuff we’re going to allow to take up that time.  Since we have only a limited amount of time to spend with friends or to engage in leisure activities, we need to choose our friends and our activities wisely.

~Elaine St. James

Read the rest of this entry »

Sad news


I’ve been putting off this post, not wanting to mix the POST visit with some sad family news.

Read the rest of this entry »

A quick trip to Philadelphia

Driving in to Philly

Sometimes the best laid plans of mice, men, and women do work out.  That was the case yesterday.  On our way to New Jersey to visit with my family, we stopped to see Jenna, our artist friend.  She sent us an invitation to POST and we decided to surprise her by showing up since we planned to be nearby.  Regular visitors to Life in the Bogs may recall that we took a tour of Jenna’s studio back in June.  For those who didn’t see the post or want a refresher, click here.

Read the rest of this entry »