A Pine Cone Un-pocketed

Another day, I would have pocketed this gem, and gathered a few more, with dreams of painting them gold for Christmas along with the grandchildren – laughter and silliness filling the air.  This year, I will leave it be, except for the photograph.  The Christmas decorating goes on without us.  We are chasing the golden […]

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Seed Pods

We release our seedspray for their deliverance –mourn the emptiness. (For Cee’s FOTD.)

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Shrivelled

Wrung out, yet alive –Autumn berries cling to life,and I resonate. (For Cee’s FOTD.  Day 2 of travel, and I am feeling the effects.)

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RV-Able: 600 Miles From Home

The cold is unrelenting, and sleep does not favour us this first night out, so at 4:00 a.m. we decide to take advantage of Walmart’s 24-hour service and get some groceries.  The sight of food stirs hunger and from there we find an all night Denny’s and order an early breakfast. That Ric is overtired is […]

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RV-Able: Here We Go Again

4:15 a.m I am wide awake, my head full of what needs to be done before we  set out on our next adventure.  Ric is sleeping soundly, so I quietly close the bedroom door behind me and set about my business. Outside the wind howls and as if in response, my right hip aches.  Yesterday […]

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Resetting the Dial

At fifty-nine, I felt quite certain that I knew myself, that I had accomplished, defined and established.  It seemed that illness had dictated a framework within which my remaining time would unfold.   I had become a non-entity in my former career life, a ghost to many friends.  My children mourned the loss of their […]

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Withering (FOTD)

Others die, succumb but spirit holds fast, believes – defies withering. (For Cee’s Flower of the Day.)

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