Three wishes

They come in threes don’t they? Those proverbial wishes from the proverbial genie in a bottle. Okay I know I just repeated the word proverbial in the same sentence 3 words apart. And compounded the blunder by doing it yet again. This is the proverbial train wreck of paragraphs. OMG, I did it again! Jeez,…

With my eye I spy

Looking forward to seeing what this critter will do. It is currently on one of my flower plants and basically has almost eaten it all. A more experienced gardener told me it was a Hummingbird something. So of course I had to do some further research. And yes, I do know that curiosity killed the…

Oh oh,might I be a wasp killer, A pollinator killer??

Lying on my bed yesterday, I saw this huge wasp flying in my room. How it got in initially stumped me but obviously I had to act immediately! So without missing a beat, I leaped out the bed like I was somehow twenty something years old again. And out the bedroom door, I went, frantically…

The Dead Tree

Funny the things you’ll notice all of a sudden sometimes. Things you’d swear were never there. But they were, had been. Perhaps for a long time even. Like this dead tree I chanced upon today Despite coming here 2-3 times a week walking right by it, maybe just a mere 200 or 300 feet away…

Recalibrating..

Sometimes, it feels like the entire earth has to and is indeed constantly recalibrating to accommodate for us, Earth’s main tenant? squatter? Passerby,? As though the earth was somehow working to master how to deal with our unpredictable and constantly escalating and damaging actions, attitudes, reactions. If I sit quietly, I can almost imagine the…

One positive side effect of social media.

I think this is the first day all summer that I’ve not had some kind of travel memory on my FB feed or photo drives. All summer, my feed has had almost daily memories of me planning trips, booking flights, packing stuff, shopping, jetlag! Memories of hectic days getting ready to travel, hectic days at…

Resilient humans

How amazing that your, ourheartsCan be brokenSo many timesAnd yet weEndure As though resilienceWas written intoOur very own DNABy our Creator Fearfully and wonderfully madeYou, I, WeAll of us Fearfully and wonderfully made.

That Amazing Goddamn Sycamore Tree

On the Southeast corner of my humble abode stands this enormous, really beautiful tree. Seen below on a cloudy recent morning. It is at it’s most striking right now I think. With it’s usual spotted brown bark stripped in the fall and now standing there stark bare waiting for spring to begin. You can spot…

The non-glowing Glowing Lunar Calendar

So I got this new Calendar. A Glow-in-the-Dark Lunar calendar. I love the new year, I love picking calendars. It took me a while to pick this one. It’s supposed to¬† glow in the dark. “365 glow-in-the-dark moons”. Says so right there on the cover. Well, the sucker ain’t been glowing. Today’s not the sunniest…

First snow and reminiscing

The first snow of the season started this afternoon. Starting kind of slow with tiny little spits. My drive to work earlier in the morning had been okay. Although I must admit I was disappointed when I woke up and found that no snow had fallen in the night, I was ready to have a…