Last call

The end

The end

There are things we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind.  But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.

~ Unattributed

So.  This is it.  My last post here at Life in the Bogs.  From here on out, you will find me at Breezes at Dawn, my new blog home.  Please join me there so we can continue our adventures together.

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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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Dreaming

Fairy tale woods

Fairy tale woods

life is a garden,
not a road

we enter and exit
through the same gate

wandering,
where we go matters less
than what we notice.

~ Bokonon

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Rain and slush

I don't think we'll be seeing this today.

Sun in the clouds.

I’m writing this during the early morning hours.  It’s just starting to lighten up outside.  Before I could see what was going on outdoors, the local weather folks on television informed me that the icy rain part of the weather front moving through had flown east of us and the precipitation had turned to plain old rain.  Fog is rising from the snow cover.  It’s going to be a slushy day.

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Pause

South Harbor.  Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  7 June 2012.

South Harbor. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. 7 June 2012.

Twilight — a time of pause when nature changes her guard.  All living things would fade and die from too much light or too much dark, if twilight were not.

~ Howard Thurman

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Bye, bye, bunny

Morning

Winter Morning

The geese arrived early this morning, as they have every morning for the past few days.  It’s the same group, or at least I think it is because the banded goose was with them.  They hung out in the only remaining open patch of water on the pond.  It’s gone now, the open patch of water.  The geese are gone, too.  They took off as soon as they saw me slowly meandering their way.  We have an understanding now.  I let them stay for a little while, and they leave when it’s time.

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Death of a cardinal

Shadows

Shadows

It’s said that when we die, the four elements — earth, air, fire and water — dissolve one by one, each into the other, and finally just dissolve into space.  But while we’re living, we share the energy that makes everything, from a blade of grass to an elephant, grow and live and then inevitably wear out and die.  This energy, this life force, creates the whole world.

~Pema Chödrön

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