“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
(downtown Sycamore, Illinois) I don’t care how cute or how adorable they decorate, I’ll still always hate going to the dentist! The diva Pekingese & I often take an afternoon stroll in downtown Sycamore. The little Social Butterfly feels a strong need to be admired & where better than around all the downtown businesses? The … Continue reading I’ll still always hate going to the dentist!
We pretty much had all of one or two nice days in the last 2 weeks of April. Cold cold cold. Rain rain rain. We have seen nicer Aprils around here. Much much nicer. March was actually much much nicer. So when we got one nice day at the very end of April, we grabbed … Continue reading The End of an April…….or…..April Did Not End Well.
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!
Was running some errands this afternoon & dropped by Walmart. The weather has been so nice here that they’re not even bothering to wait for April this year. March will do. Pick a color. Any color. Colors & sizes to suit everyone. “Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has … Continue reading Springtime in the City
This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready to break my heart as the sun rises, as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers and they open — pools of lace, white and pink — and all day the black ants climb over them, boring their deep and … Continue reading Regarding the Breaking of Hearts