At the water’s edge

On the edge of the pond

On the edge of the pond

Water does not resist.  Water flows.  When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.  Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.  But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.  Water is patient.  Dripping water wears away a stone.  Remember that, my child.  Remember you are half water.  If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it.  Water does.

~ Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

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Spring cleaning

From the archives.  Crocus, Spring 2009.

From the archives. Crocus, Spring 2009.

Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.

~ Wendell Berry, Farming:  a hand book

Somewhere, sometime, I read something that suggested one’s outer environment is a reflection of one’s inner state of being.  If there is any truth to that, my inner state of being must have been chaotic, cluttered, disorganized, and in need of a good dusting or scrubbing.  My inner being was holding on to “fat clothes,” too.  Expansion of the inner being is no problem, but my outer being needs to let go of such things.  There is no going back.

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This is not the post I planned for today

Up in the clouds

Up in the clouds

Do you see that out there?  The strange, unfamiliar light?  It’s called the sun.  Let’s go get us a little.

~ Nora Roberts, The Hollow

The sun came to visit today, and turned the sky the most amazing shades of blue.  Although I had plenty of work to do indoors, I couldn’t resist the call to go out and play.

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Spring auras

Crossing the frozen tundra

Crossing the frozen tundra

When the groundhog casts his shadow
And the small birds sing
And the pussywillows happen
And the sun shines warm
And when the peepers peep
Then it is Spring

~ Margaret Wise Brown

You would never know it from the feel and look of the place, but spring is out there.  The earth is quickening, the plants are stirring, and the wildlife seems to have sensed that change is coming. Read the rest of this entry »


Blustery Day

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‘What day is it?’, asked Winnie the Pooh
‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet
‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh

~ A. A. Milne

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Winter time

Sunrise through a frosted window

Sunrise through a frosted window

It is a pretty day here in the Bogs.  Mostly sunny with occasional snow squalls.  I like watching the squalls move in on big, fluffy clouds of white and gray and blue.

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How’s it going?

Sunrise network

Sunrise network

It is well to be up before daybreak, for such habits contribute to health, wealth, and wisdom.

~ Aristotle

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