“Come with me into the woods where spring is advancing, as it does, no matter what, not being singular or particular, but one of the forever gifts, and certainly visible.” ― Mary Oliver, Dog Songs Mary Oliver you’re wrong, you’re dead (may you rest in peace), & you’re dead wrong about any Spring advancing this … Continue reading This Is Not Advancement
“Sadly enough, my young friends, it is a characteristic of our age that if people want any gods at all, they want them to be gods who do not demand much, comfortable gods, smooth gods who not only don’t rock the boat but don’t even row it, gods who pat us on the head, make … Continue reading Protecting My Tomato Plants
And the stale carts go……………where??……………… Or, as my Irish mother used to say…………. “Don’t get fresh with me or you’ll end up out the door along with your suitcase!” (Schnuck’s grocery store, DeKalb, Illinois) Continue reading No Room for the Stale….
Schnuck’s grocery store, DeKalb, Illinois Got home from out of town, knew the cupboards were bare, so left Wussy & Munchie snoozing in the back seat of the car while I stopped at Schnuck’s to stock up on groceries. This sign adorned the cart corral in the parking lot. Guess I’m dense because I have … Continue reading Cupboards Were Bare but the Cart Corral Wasn’t
Hopefully, the homeless have a dry place to hide out & escape the rain today. Yesterday was a beautiful day to be outdoors, but not so much a beautiful day if a person is forced to be outdoors. Our county has some good resources in the way of shelters, soup kitchens, & food pantries … Continue reading Outdoor Lunch Without Benefit of a Cafe Table
It was the beautifulest day for a hike at the arboretum. Finally, a totally Spring day! “Daffodowndilly She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She turned to the south wind And curtsied up and down. She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: “Winter is … Continue reading Daffodils, Turtles, & Spring…..oh my!
Just a little east of Geneva, Illinois, out in ‘the country’ sits the headquarters of FONA International. Flavors of North America. International. (“Yes,” I imagine Canadians would say, “We certainly do qualify as international.”) The most wonderful smells come out of this building. Julia Child would love this place. Three mornings a week, if I’m … Continue reading No Chocolate But For Once That’s OK