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Waking up

The earth slowly shrugs off her blanket of snow. sticking out an arm, a toe, gently opening one eye. Her hair sticks out every which way; her limbs still heavy with sleep. She lays quiet and begins to look around. Trees are gray; their twining branches bare but look! – tiny buds ready to flesh…

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Calmly Afloat (Weekly Photo Challenge)

My spirit is afloat in anticipation of our upcoming two-week stay in June at a humble cottage on the quiet side of Mt. Desert Island in Maine, the home of the beloved Acadia National Park.  This photo is from a couple summers ago.  Lobster-men’s dinghies float quietly as the sun sets, resting before the next…

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Coming Alive!

I sat quietly on the back deck as the sun was dropping in the evening sky listening to the sounds of life that have been absent since people retreated into the warmth of their homes last November. A scampering squirrel crunching through dry leaves, a cardinal calling to its mate, children playing a game, a…

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Signs of spring

Spring is fickle. Warm, sunny days promise that summer is coming.  Cold, windy mornings like this one let us know that winter does not always leave willingly.  A few days ago it was in the 50s.  The edge of my sunniest garden was released from the snow.  I took pause from the scurrying pace of…