The Penultimate

Let's cross the bridge to the past.  (Somewhere in Pennsylvania, sometime in September of 2006.)

Let’s cross the bridge to the past. (Somewhere in Pennsylvania, sometime in September of 2006.)

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning.

~ Ivy Baker Priest

Back in September of 2006, in anticipation of a temporary move to West Chester, Pennsylvania, I started a little blog called Life in the Bogs.  It was not meant to be anything more than an online newsletter for family and friends so they could keep up with M and I as we went on our sabbatical adventures.  This was not my first experience with blogging.  I’ve been doing it in some form since 1999.  But Life in the Bogs was the first blog I created under my own name (rather than a pseudonym).

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Fancy a short walk around the pond?

Rippled

Rippled Reflection

Bundle up.  It’s cold here in the Bogs today.  The cold is especially shocking after the weekend warm-up.  You’ll need a hat and gloves along with a nice, warm coat or jacket and your wellies.  It’s very wet and muddy out there.  Boggy, even.

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Hello 2013!

Snow blowing

Snow blowing

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.  Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.

~ Ellen Goodman

Happy 2013!

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Happy Christmas!

Snowpeople are starting to appear

Snowpeople are starting to appear

Merry Christmas!  For those not celebrating Christmas, Merry Day!

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The purple hour

Christmas star

Christmas star

Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl.  But it warmed more than your body.  It warmed your heart…filled it, too, with a melody that would last forever.

~Bess Streeter Aldrich, Song of Years

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Happy Solstice

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice

It snowed and snowed, the whole world over,
Snow swept the world from end to end.
A candle burned on the table;
A candle burned.

~ Boris Pasternak

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A family holiday

Maddy's flowers

Maddy’s flowers*

You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.

~ Frederick Buechner

*Dandelions are blooming like crazy across the lawn, on the pathways, in the meadows, and around the pond.

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