Advice From a Hawk: Soar to new heights. Be a keen observer. Swoop down on opportunities. Spread your wings. Rise above it all. Find a field that suits you. The sky’s the limit! (DeKalb County, Illinois) Walking the Peke Diva this morning, a hawk came running out from under the bush closest to us & … Continue reading The Sky’s Not the Limit Today, but It Should Be Again Someday
“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
Jeff finished setting the table for the dinner party, stepped back and smiled, proud of himself. “All set, honey! Eight places ready to go!” “No, sweetie,” Jennie yelled from the kitchen, “We need nine. My mom called this afternoon to invite herself to the party.” Oooh, thought Jeff. Bummer. They only had eight place settings. … Continue reading Invitation to Dinner in Sycamore, Illinois
(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!
(South 4th Street Mega Grande Laundromat, DeKalb, Illinois) Cousin visiting me from Ireland accompanied me to the laundromat this morning. He spent a bit of time standing by the door, looking back & forth between the Firearms Friendly sign & the Load/Unload sign, trying to figure if the Load/Unload sign referred to guns, laundry, or … Continue reading Sign Doing Double Duty?
“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.” ― C.G. Jung My plants definitely believe themselves to be substantial. On the other hand, they far outnumber me, so that many dark sides around the house is worrisome. On … Continue reading Early Morning Shadows
Munchie & I have not stepped outdoors yet. We’re still tending the plants & chowing down on leftover pizza. It’s official. This is the second coldest day in northern Illinois in weather history. (I guess the weatherguys have been keeping track since 1870.) Right now, it’s almost noon, & it’s -24F (-31C). That’s not counting … Continue reading Still Indoors Tending Plants