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Yearly Archives: 2016

A blink of Rome

After a painful thirteen hours pressed together like sardines, arriving in the city was like diving into a freshly-filled pool on a hot summer’s day. That was our release off the plane and into Rome. The narrow, winding, cobbled streets lined with scooters and a few tiny cars; windows framed with operating shutters; crowds overflowing […]

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Like Pearls Slipping off a String

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” — L.M. Montgomery in Anne of Avonlea. “I live […]

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merry melody of spring

Even before the horizon fully awakens, ribbons of fuchsia, tangerine, and cherry blossom pink sets the backdrop for the spring flutter. Eagles paint shadows over yards and homes and beaches. Birds carving the air, crows calling other birds dirty names, and robins’ merry melody occupy these sunny days. And somewhere in the strength and silence of […]

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coming into leaf

“The trees are coming into leaf  Like something almost being said;” –an excerpt from the poem The Tree by Philip Larkin. Sorry for being late this week. Oodles of noodles got in the way. Until next Monday, enjoy the sun!

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how simple a thing is

“We write to taste life twice.” — Anais Nin Eagles gathered with the squabble of seagulls — anticipating and scavenging as the herring run on the Salish Sea began this past week. Sea lions, fat as slugs, stalked and barked, then floated in their rafts after an earnest gorging. Orcas skimmed the shore hopeful for unsuspecting […]

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For knitters & sewers — all wrapped up

I accomplished one of my knitting goals for 2016 — I knit my first fair isle project. A wee little baby hat made from stash yarn. It was an incredibly simple little pattern and I had no issues with the process. So now I plan to move on to making even more projects like this […]

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