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Solstice

The sun is setting in glorious shades of deep orange and smoky purple. I can’t see it directly, but I can see the colors through the trees, while twilight slowly creeps in under the boughs. The humid air is cooling, enough that I can turn off the air conditioning and open the windows. Any time… Continue reading Solstice

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Fireflies

Every year, my birthday ushers in the beginning of firefly season here in Ohio. I wait impatiently for my first glimpse of little green lights fading into, and then out of, visibility. They are one of a handful of things make me grin and dance like a child. Ferrets playing, wind through the trees, cupcakes… Continue reading Fireflies

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One of these days I’m going to learn how to rest

I messed up my back by doing just too many physically-related things the past week and a half or so without enough of a break in between. Shopping, cooking and cleaning up, helping out my neighbor, having a mini shopping spree which required some arranging, etc. So yesterday and today I’ve tried to stay in… Continue reading One of these days I’m going to learn how to rest