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Less Trees: The "after" pictures

Last thursday, I posted some pics of our yard before the Tree service guys removed the trees.

I had every intention of posting the “after” pics on Friday. 157 more words


Summer Fading, 1948

Summer Fading, 1948

The leaves of my pepper tree tickle me as the gnarly bark scrapes the back of my legs. I take a leave and crush it, inhaling the pungent fragrance evokes a sense comfort in me. 135 more words


The New Year

This is a New Year resolution gone terribly wrong! Like so many, we have a game plan on what we would like to achieve in the coming year. 897 more words

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Snow Over Night. Kind of a Love Story

Years and years ago I fell in love with a mountaineer. I am not sure if it was love or hero worship. His nickname (private, between my friends and me) was “Epic, Legendary Hero.” He was so beautiful, so smart and so¬† 342 more words


Doorways of the Past

On a recent trip back to London I visited most of the places I used to live and took pictures of the doorways. It had been four decades since I last trod those particular pavements, walked up those steps, slid my key into the lock and pushed open the door to places I once called home. 1,194 more words

The Nancy Who Drew

Today's Tree Transitions

Today Fifteen trees will be removed from our property. These three are in the front yard, blocking the sunlight. Two of these trees produced enough leaves for Mr Porter to rake up 50 bags. 68 more words



Our marriage began with a death.

Sunday night, a lot of years ago. October, maybe? I was on my way back to Wisconsin from Indiana, where I had been helping chaperone a herd of teenagers at a Christian youth event in the Thunderdome, when his mother told me he had a surprise waiting at my apartment. 370 more words

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