Now that the weather is cooler in the mornings, I try to get outside more often. Today I took Rowan out to the lake to feed the ducks. We usually bring some oats or peas for them to eat, but today we brought millet. I have a favorite duck that I like to visit, and… Continue reading Reflections around the lake
Dragging feet today, after a restless night and early morning. Full bellies, family time, mostly clean house — for all of this, I am grateful. And yet, I find myself moving slowly and staring out windows. When Rowan wakes up, I will take the children outside and hopefully come back down to Earth. Maybe we… Continue reading Wednesday daydreams
The window in front of my writing nook has opened with a bit of effort on my part. We are renting a house that is nearly a hundred years old, and over the years people have painted the windows so often that some of them are sealed shut. Luckily for me, this one opens to… Continue reading Looking out an open window
The sun found its way through the cracks of space between our blinds this morning and surprised me with its brightness and warmth. Though we did get rain later in the afternoon, the morning was clear and beautiful. I spent much of the early morning puttering around the house doing chores. My friend recently told… Continue reading Wednesday
This morning I took Rowan out to splash in rain puddles with his first pair of rain boots. He learned the sign for shoes as we were putting them on his feet. We took some corn with us down to the lake to feed the ducks. First we fed the Muscovys, then a group of… Continue reading Rainy day reflections
We had the best visit with friends yesterday! Olga and Mollie came over for lunch and they came bearing delicious food in the form of Korean carrot salad and cucumber and cabbage slaw. Olga hand sliced these beautiful paper-thin pieces of cucumber — so thin that if you held one up to the light I… Continue reading Friends, and the promise of a walk.
The garden beds were overgrown with Marigolds. We saw the orange blooms from the breakfast table as we ate our pancakes this morning. Soon after, Piper and I dressed and went outside. I wore my gardening boots for courage, should I encounter the black racer I have seen once before slithering along the side of… Continue reading Early morning in the garden